Easter may be one of the busiest times of the year for your church. It’s an opportunity to reach new people and invigorate those who are already a part of your community...
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What language and labels are we using in our churches? By our words, do we extend grace and mercy to all people? Or do we label them by what they have done?
January 3, 2015 1 5 comments
Resource, Story or Testimony
The poem below, written in the last couple of days, comes rooted in reality, and is a means to help me continue to pray into the pain of persecuted Christians and Muslims in the Middle East.
January 3, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Devotional
IN: Elders
2014 has come to an end. Though the days were busy, thoughts multiplied. And so we think...we ponder. Who are we? How shall we live?
January 2, 2015 1 0 comments
Blog
My eyes have always been drawn to the seemingly insignificant details of life. Detail such as the elderly lady — a patient at the hospital where we were singing on Christmas Day — who was ‘parked’ in the hallway. To me, she was why Jesus came to the earth.
December 30, 2014 1 0 comments
Resource, Policy or Guidelines
If your congregation is still wrestling with the question of whether or not to require background checks, here are a few guidelines to help you through the evaluation process.
December 29, 2014 3 1 comments
Blog
They wouldn’t want anyone treating one of their kids like a forgettable piece of furniture!
December 27, 2014 1 2 comments
Blog
What makes the classis structure so valuable? Here's a few of the things I've come to notice and like about classis.
December 25, 2014 1 0 comments
Blog
IN: Elders
Sometimes I wish I had an in with God in such a way that I could read how He feels about me.
December 23, 2014 1 1 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
ReFrame offers a broad array of media experiences with the goal that you see what God is doing in your life and around the world. We invite you to share these radio episodes and blog posts.
December 22, 2014 0 0 comments
Blog
Wherever we find ourselves right now, we must keep the long view in mind.
December 19, 2014 3 2 comments
Blog
Do Justice, the joint blog of the Centre for Public Dialogue and the Office of Social Justice, has been around for a year and a half! You can see the most popular articles of the year here.
December 19, 2014 0 0 comments
Blog
Many of our congregation members these days must deal with health issues. Your church too may be struggling with ailments of various kinds. How might our being in Advent speak to all this?
December 18, 2014 2 0 comments
Resource, Devotional
Subscribe to the OSJ's Advent daily devotional to refocus on celebrating God's redemptive work and anticipating his second coming this season.
December 18, 2014 0 0 comments
Blog
I was in China during the holiday season, and I saw a marquee that said in English, “Lucky Christmas!” How about us? Do we believe in the coming of Christ because of what God can do for us – bring joy, peace, happiness, love?
December 17, 2014 1 0 comments
Blog
When churches are feeling overwhelmed and under-resourced it might be time to return to the ABCD’s: Asset Based Church Development.
December 16, 2014 0 0 comments
Blog
What keeps me from sitting down in other people’s circles? What stops me from listening to the voices of people different from myself?
December 16, 2014 1 1 comments
Blog
In the last couple of weeks I have seen “Like us on Facebook” on the signs of two different churches and a truck dealership. Am I just old, or is there something odd about that?
December 16, 2014 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic
I'm sharing a story of an experience in Grace CRC's food pantry. I'd like some feedback on any aspect of this story.
December 15, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
Groundwork is a radio and podcast program using dialog and conversation to dig into tough issues from the Bible. Hosts Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee guide listeners in thoughtful, yet casual conversations.
December 15, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Litany
This short litany, which can be read in unison, affirms that each member of the community is valued and loved.
December 15, 2014 1 0 comments