New IN: Coffee Break, New IN: Leaders

Does your Coffee Break group do a warm up before going into the study? If so, would you be willing to share ideas of video clips, songs, or speakers that you use?

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In this webinar, presenters share the top 14 ways Youth ministry people from across Canada have used to start their youth ministry seasons well.

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At the beginning of the school year, my church holds a "Promotion Sunday" for Sunday School. Any suggestions for activities to entice folks that don't normally come to Sunday School?

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In hopes to narrow searches for indecisive youth workers everywhere, we decided to look through many of them to find the best of the best. Here are some of the ones we found...

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I’m ready to go. I’m refreshed and ready but it doesn’t seem the church is ready. Everyone is still on “summer” mode. What do I do with August?  

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I understand our penchant to protect and cover favorable people. Even in our churches this happens with well-loved leaders and personable congregants. Does this outweigh protecting the flock?

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As the summer sun is still heating up our houses and runs, here are some COOL resources our team has found this week.

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She explained to me that his family is really involved in his church. They go to a small, church from a conservative denomination called the CRC. “Have you heard of it?” she asked. 

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Follow the links to see a sample of the new Discover Isaiah study guide and leaders guide. Discover Isaiah is available in the new digital format or the well loved book format. 

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Many churches hold commissioning services in September as a way to acknowledge, bless, and celebrate those in leadership roles within various church programs. What about the rest?

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We talk about what to sing, how loud the drums should be, how fast the organist plays, and more. But what about conversations around the deep meaning and purpose of worship?

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Young and old enjoyed the freedom to sit, to stand, to kneel at the altar, to dance, wave flags, or to stay in the pew. And then a holy moment broke out...

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Our church is beginning the transition to implementing background checks. We are running into several snags and would love the input and experience of others.

August 12, 2015 1 5 comments

The new Coffee Break website has a "Find a Coffee Break" search tool. Check to see if YOUR Coffee Break is on the list. If you can't find it, add it today!

August 11, 2015 1 0 comments

Frodo commits to the task saying, “I will take the ring to Mordor. Though, I do not know the way.” Is this a good parallel to profession of faith? 

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I just finished what has got to be the best book on leadership I have read yet. Instead of a list of strategies, it was about how our relationship with God strengthens our own soul for leadership.

August 11, 2015 1 2 comments
IN: Classis, IN: Synod

In response to the news that choosing by lot had been part of the selection process, someone commented that it was good to see us trusting the Spirit just a little. What do you think?

August 11, 2015 1 2 comments

I received one very memorable care package as a student at Dordt College. It was my first year living off campus and my mom thoughtfully sent a package. But first, customs got ahold of it...

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Right at this moment, four people are using the 'Church Finder' on And what churches are they looking for? Yours.

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When life hits us with painful trials, our hearts plead that God tell us why. The Bible teaches there are many reasons God allows suffering. But, like Job, the person suffering might not know why...

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The Children at the Table Toolkit is now available from Faith Formation Ministries. The online toolkits, designed to fit YOUR ministry context, offer a wide variety of resources, stories, ideas, and more.

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