New IN: Hospitality
Our congregation’s MOSAIC ministry began with a simple dinner invitation. We hosted 3 visiting Chinese scholars, and 2 Indian students. What a joy it was to learn of each other’s culture...
March 31, 2015 3 1 comments

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Throughout the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, American Protestants identified four primary functions for their pastors. What do we expect of our pastors today?
January 14, 2015 0 4 comments
Resource, Job Opening
Do you have a passion to bring people to Christ and serve as a stewardship liaison by helping raise financial resources to mobilize a Kingdom mission?
January 14, 2015 0 0 comments
Normally youth ministry staff are paid based on the hours they work planning youth activities. What are guidelines for compensation when they are with the youth 24 hrs per day?
January 14, 2015 0 1 comments
Restorative justice practices give concrete tools for entering into tough conversations and actually setting the stage for Christian reconciliation.
January 14, 2015 0 0 comments
I was nervous about safety, travel, finding community, and other things, but, strangely, I was more afraid about raising support than almost anything else.
January 13, 2015 1 3 comments
In Scripture, we see YHWH triumphing over pagan gods. Are there any books or articles that compare/contrast the various Greco-Roman gods with the ministry of Jesus?
January 13, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Form or Template
IN: Synod
Submit your nomination to serve as a Deacon Adviser to Synod 2015!
January 13, 2015 0 0 comments
IN: Elders
Change requires careful observation and preparation. Once you agreed on a certain program that necessitates the change, have you consistently backed the members who have been put in charge of it?
January 13, 2015 2 0 comments

Our Bylaws are out of date and a mess.  Are there examples/samples, guides for CRCNA Bylaws (not articles of incorporation)?

January 12, 2015 0 1 comments
The New Year always brings out all of the Top ## Lists and we don’t want to disappoint! Here are the Top 25 most-read posts which were published in 2014 on The Network.
January 12, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
When we think of spiritual disciplines we often think of a list of “to-dos.” Thankfully, God’s grace gives strength to persevere. This month, check out Groundwork's new series on spiritual disciplines.
January 12, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
Practical advice and poignant stories that illustrate both loving inclusion and painful exclusion of youth with disabilities in church life.
January 12, 2015 0 0 comments
Classis is the front line for leadership development, deployment and support for the CRC yet most classes struggle with consistency and follow-through with basic tasks.
January 11, 2015 0 0 comments
For all the steps back, the changes, and the instabilities, such small steps forward look to me like God acting in ways that should excite us.
January 10, 2015 2 4 comments
You never know who is walking into the front door of your church. A safe church policy is the insurance policy that will protect you when you need it the most.
January 10, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Article
Building and maintaining a good website is a struggle for many churches. Here are some of the most common roadblocks you can remove to give your website a better chance.
January 9, 2015 2 0 comments
Resource, Policy or Guidelines
The Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition has helpful resources for congregations to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
January 9, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Newsletter or Periodical
1 in 4 Americans annually experiences mental health issues, yet less than one-third receives appropriate care. The Christian Citizen provides insights for people with mental illnesses.
January 9, 2015 0 3 comments
If I had played the recording or had the praise team perform the song, the congregation would not have been a part of it. Without participating, they can not worship
January 7, 2015 0 2 comments
When we talk about community development, what are we really saying?
January 7, 2015 1 2 comments