New IN: Safe Church

When we tolerate subtle abuses of power on a daily basis, drawing a line in the sand once a situation has gotten out of control becomes incredibly difficult, almost impossible.  

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Have you found any helpful resources for Friendship Sunday? I'm looking for best practices, scripture ideas, and more. 

April 5, 2016 1 1 comments

A recent article in Forbes magazine reported that Americans now spend more money on Easter candy than they do on Halloween candy. Have you noticed an increase in Easter consumerism?

April 5, 2016 2 4 comments

When Alan Johnson hears or reads about mental health and gun violence, he can become defensive. Find out why. 

April 4, 2016 0 2 comments

This event was not just about River. It was about a church family celebrating the gift of life and joy of being together. It was one more step toward fulfilling the baptismal vows we made one week earlier. 

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IN: Synod

David Gushee recently wrote on how the inclusion of sexual minorities in the church is redefining the evangelical landscape. Though we feel the squeeze, struggles like this aren't new.

April 4, 2016 0 1 comments

Looking for books to help grow the faith of children? We've compiled a list of our go-to books that are definitely worth checking out. Do you know a book we should check out? Let us know!

April 1, 2016 0 3 comments

Eric Groot-Nibbelink describes the hopes and fears that came with his young adult daughter Jenica's sudden brain injury. 

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We are looking for 10 soft cover copies of Bill Hybels book "Just Walk Across the Room" to use for a Bible study in the prison. 

March 31, 2016 0 0 comments

We've just come through the Lenten journey – days in the wilderness, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and finally Easter – we may think we have “arrived,” but we have not.

March 31, 2016 1 0 comments

In many ways, the nursery epitomizes what the church is about: Knowing each other. Living life together. Chasing each other when necessary. And allowing no one to forget God loves them.

March 29, 2016 5 0 comments

Grace CRC of Kalamazoo, MI is searching for a part time Music and Worship Director. 

March 29, 2016 0 0 comments

After the webinar about mental health and ministry, we came up with a group of resources that ministry leaders have found helpful in dealing with mental health issues in our churches.

March 28, 2016 1 10 comments

What's the best way to let church volunteers know they're appreciated? If you've been a volunteer, what expression of "thanks" has meant the most to you?

March 28, 2016 0 2 comments

This story-sharing opportunity is guaranteed to be a memorable, meaningful experience, both for the elders whose stories need to be heard and the youth who hear them.

March 24, 2016 3 2 comments

We can all point to different styles of musical worship that do or do not resonate with us. But there is far more to worship and our relationship with God than just the music we sing on Sunday morning.

March 24, 2016 0 0 comments

Here's a PowerPoint presentation about the changes in church order made by Synod 2015. It explores how these changes can enhance the role of deacons at all levels of the church - local, regional, and beyond.

March 23, 2016 0 0 comments

First Christian Reformed Church of Bellflower is looking for a person with diverse experiences to help our ministry leaders reach our diverse neighborhood. 

March 22, 2016 0 0 comments

If someone asked you to share your testimony in a worship service, what would you say? The average CRC member might react like this...

March 22, 2016 2 2 comments

Sunday school teachers are a lot like plants. Without support they’ll dry up, wither away, and disappear. Sounds pretty harsh, right? But that’s the way it is with ministry.

March 21, 2016 0 0 comments

As Christians all over the world hear and respond to the call to worship, they are obeying Scripture’s call to worship God, and in the process are becoming spiritually formed for mission in this world.

March 21, 2016 0 0 comments