New IN: Worship
PraiseCharts and the Christian Song Competition have whittled the field down to 25 songs and voting is open to the public.
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We are researching payroll software for our church. We are looking for something affordable (preferably under $100) to handle payroll for up to 5 employees and our minister...
November 30, 2014 0 1 comments
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What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? We are grateful for God's work in the Philippines this past year!
November 29, 2014 0 0 comments
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When you think of some of your favorite hymns, do you ever wonder what draws you to those hymns in particular? Many of the tunes I love were written by Lowell Mason and William Bradbury.
November 26, 2014 0 0 comments
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We have had a non-CRC pastor (fully ordained with masters of divinity, cleared by classis, and submitting to our classically appointed councilor) helping us out. A member suggested that it is improper for this pastor to raise his hands during blessings or benedictions...
November 25, 2014 0 2 comments
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Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence, yet financial abuse happens in 98% of all cases of domestic violence.
November 24, 2014 2 9 comments
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As December quickly approaches, many churches are well into finalizing their Christmas plans. Whether you’re finishing up your plans, or getting a late start, here are a few areas to consider.
November 24, 2014 0 0 comments
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IN: Elders
We thank God for whatever prosperity we may have. Compared to the Christians of Rome, we are rich people. But we all realize that it may not stay that way. Times of want may lie ahead.
November 24, 2014 0 0 comments
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Calvary Church is a large, established, mission focused, faith community, of the Christian Reformed Denomination in Holland, Michigan. We are in the midst of a search for our next senior pastor.
November 24, 2014 0 0 comments
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Perhaps being a Church where this generation finds the belonging, understanding, equipping, and hope that we long for means that the Church needs to discover new ways to convey the power of the gospel message.
November 21, 2014 1 1 comments
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Kevin Twit wrote that the hymns our grandparents sang and loved, are now finding a place in the set list of today's worship leaders and in the hearts of younger Christians. Like anything that makes a comeback they are not reappearing in exactly the same form.
November 21, 2014 0 2 comments
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This newsletter from Mental Health Ministries includes information and resources for faith leaders, family members and friends and who may find the holidays a difficult time.
November 21, 2014 0 0 comments
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Walk through this season of celebration and change with these tips for supporting persons with disabilities from Barbara J. Newman.
November 21, 2014 0 0 comments
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Are you looking for something to help you teach kids biblical literacy and faith formation, and at the same time to be very entertaining? Here's a weekly, 25-minute audio program for kids aged 6 to 12.
November 20, 2014 0 0 comments
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IN: Prayer
In this webinar you will learn how to recognize the voice of God and what comprises "listening prayer" while we explore some of the many ways God speaks in scripture and still speaks today.
November 19, 2014 0 2 comments
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Parenting is hard work and I know that some Sundays you’re just longing to sit in silence. And I suspect that there have been times when you’ve felt like your wee ones weren’t always welcome in worship. Please persist.
November 19, 2014 2 0 comments
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Space may exhilarate and space may dishearten. How does your gathering space speak to those who enter into it?
November 18, 2014 0 0 comments
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and, if you’re feeling pressure to put on a pageant but haven’t yet nailed down the details, here are some ideas.
November 18, 2014 0 0 comments
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Our denomination and each of our congregations also have a culture. Is it a culture that promotes openness, or one that encourages hiding difficult struggles? What messages are implicit in our culture about disclosing experiences of abuse?
November 17, 2014 2 7 comments
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If you read Psalm 13 you'll find 2/3 of the poem is focused on the struggle. Giving voice to the pain. Expressing the frustration and worry. Only 1/3 – at the end – is about hope. Which is the way so much of life can be.
November 17, 2014 1 1 comments
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Perhaps we need to consider that the "current" in which we are doing youth ministry is changing. As the denomination engages a new model for direction and vision our ministry will inevitably change.
November 17, 2014 0 1 comments