This week the CRC launched a new experiment in crowdfunding. Is this the way we should do denominational publishing?
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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
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IN: Elders
As an elder, you cannot be expected to be an expert in this complex area of drug use. But chances are considerable that there are some addicted people in your district.
November 17, 2014 2 2 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
Groundwork is a 25-minute radio and podcast program using dialogue and conversation to dig into tough issues from the Bible. In this set, we hear about the challenges facing those sharing the Gospel in Africa and in America
November 14, 2014 0 0 comments
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I’ve been thinking lately about what makes a hymn or worship song last. What makes it enduring and grab people’s hearts and minds over time and even generations?
November 14, 2014 0 2 comments
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Some recent conversations got me thinking about some things that God does in and through the Village that are really, really good. I reflected on this because it is easy for me to see darkness rather than light...
November 13, 2014 1 0 comments
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As leaders in the church we can often feel under-thanked. How might we instead develop an 'attitude of gratitude' as we serve those we've been called to lead?
November 12, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
This webinar will give resources to walk alongside those who experience mental illnesses in a way that is supportive.
November 12, 2014 0 0 comments
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As you visualize in your mind the scene in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth, what picture comes immediately to mind?
November 11, 2014 1 0 comments
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Sometimes in ministry we set a course for a destinatation but drift further away despite our best efforts.
November 10, 2014 0 0 comments
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Family Fire is a CRC ministry which explores biblical themes relating to our most foundational relationships. It’s a resource for you; to encourage you in your own relationships, and to equip you to help others.
November 10, 2014 0 0 comments
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IN: Elders, IN: Pastors, IN: Preaching
It's the same for all ages: we want to be liked. We are not proud of trying to look good. Still, the approval of people around us has its lure.
November 10, 2014 2 0 comments
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Because of a worldwide Drupal security advisory, we recently cleared all user passwords. There is no indication our site was affected, but we took this step out of an abundance of caution. Here's how to reset your password.
November 7, 2014 0 0 comments
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Moral injury can be as disabling as physical injury. Guest blogger Syl Gerritsma reflects on the moral injuries that many military personnel must live with for the rest of their lives.
November 6, 2014 0 1 comments
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Is our church body doing enough to advocate for our elderly, when they no longer have their voice and have become the “least among us”?
November 3, 2014 3 2 comments
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Christians are perceived as being prideful and critical towards others. How did we acquire this image of a judgemental character?
November 3, 2014 1 13 comments