New IN: Classis
The classical appointment might be an endangered species. While understandable given a surfeit of preaching resources available, its passing may further fray our communal identity.
May 22, 2015 0 0 comments

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"Jesus, keep me near the cross," we sing. It would not have suited us well that first Good Friday. Does it ever suit us?
March 30, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Lesson or Study
Strangers are only a fraction of the offenders out there; most are people you see every day. Check out the The Circle of Grace curriculum for an all-inclusive approach to recognizing the signs of abuse.
March 29, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic
What would you recommend in assessing the likelihood that Holy Spirit is moving children of God to plant a church in a specific geographical location?
March 28, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening
Eastern Avenue CRC has two part-time ministry positions open.
March 26, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
This webinar is for any Christian who desires to grow in their own capacity to be a grace filled presence in the middle of a challenging exchange.
March 25, 2015 0 0 comments
The large crowd of spectators gave Him an enthusiastic welcome. They spread palm branches and garments on the road in his honor. Less than five days later, they shouted, "Crucify him, crucify him!"
March 25, 2015 1 4 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
Should you purposely try to fill the position from inside or should your purposely go outside your congregation? Does it really matter? There are advantages and disadvantages to both.
March 24, 2015 0 0 comments
Last summer, though it wasn’t for Lent, our church gave up something bigger than chocolate; we gave up music. Taking a break from music can help a church reach a deeper understanding of worship.
March 24, 2015 2 8 comments
Clergy and their families are in highly visible positions and are often expected to meet numerous, and sometimes unrealistic, expectations from congregations. What could be done to prevent this?
March 23, 2015 3 2 comments
Statistics have shown that people, even once they are out of abusive situations, often return to the abusive relationship. How are congregations equipped for the task of building up and walking alongside others?
March 21, 2015 2 1 comments
The "anonymous-ness" of Cyber-Bullying is such a problem because it is an easier form of hurting someone. If you see someone targeting another person online, hold them accountable!
March 20, 2015 1 1 comments
In sincere love, Christ reaches out to the unfortunate and the helpless, the lonely and the hurting. We must practice that virtue with him.
March 20, 2015 1 1 comments
I did not realize how much she would contribute to everyone’s learning, how the classroom would became a place where the societal barriers between people of various abilities would temporarily break down.
March 19, 2015 2 0 comments
Resource, Video
This 5-minute video interviews people with Down syndrome from 39 countries, looking at their enjoyment of full and equal rights and the role of their families.
March 19, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic
IN: Pastors, IN: Preaching, IN: Worship
“...the use of themes and sermon series is the new wave in 21st century congregational worship." But then I wondered. Are all series or themes equal? What makes for a good series?
March 18, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Workshop or Training
If you’re in the Toronto area, join us on Saturday, March 28th, for the launch of a new workshop and online toolkit to help churches hear and respond to the biblical call to become neighbours to refugees.
March 18, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Type Not Listed
The CRC of Western Springs, IL, has replaced sanctuary lighting and has 12 hanging fixtures to be given away.
March 18, 2015 0 0 comments
As a pastor, one of the greatest joys I’ve had in the pulpit has been precisely in uncovering the real stories of Scripture, especially the ones that got sanitized in Sunday School or Christian dayschools.
March 18, 2015 3 1 comments
Discussion Topic
IN: Elders
Ministers are teaching elders, theologically trained and spiritually astute. Should we set a higher standard for the kinds of elders we appoint or elect?
March 17, 2015 4 1 comments
Resource, Report
IN: Synod
The Board of Trustees of the Christian Reformed Church in North America met on February 26 and 27, 2015, at the Burlington Christian Reformed Church in Burlington, Ontario.
March 17, 2015 0 2 comments