New IN: Pastors

A mentor told me that good preaching was like a good BBQ. You’ve got to take your time on the prep work. This summer I’ve been brought back to that image as I’ve worked my way through A Little Handbook for Preachers

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In talking with Christians who are sponsoring Muslim refugees, I sense that they are sensitive to not using coercion in their witness. But sometimes they are also holding back from a robust witness. 

August 1, 2016 4 2 comments

As a family, we learned to put something back in its original place so he could find it again, and not to move the furniture without telling him. Yes, we learned the hard way to make those issues priorities.

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Congregations always have a culture. You won’t find it written down in mission statements or council minutes but walk into any congregation on a Sunday morning, and you will gradually gain a sense of who is welcome. 

July 28, 2016 3 0 comments

South Kendall Community Church in Miami, FL, is looking for a part-time Operations and Communications Coordinator. 

July 28, 2016 0 0 comments

It happens all too often. . . an act of violence and terror strikes a community and the mayor calls the community to prayer. So who plans the service? This is something worth thinking about proactively.

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간질과 함께 살기. 성인의 약 2 %가 그들 일생에 간질을 갖이며, 이들 중 1/3이 한번 이상을 경험한다. 여기의 이야기들은 (온라인에는 더 많이) 개인이나 혹 경험 발작이 그들이 사랑하는 사람들이 경험한 간질을 적은것이다.

July 28, 2016 0 0 comments

It was not until we moved to a new town and a new church that I really saw and felt the contrast between a young, homogenous (in age) community and one that spans many generations. 

July 27, 2016 5 5 comments

The Spring 2016 issue of the Coffee Break Newsletter is now available! This newsletter seeks to encourage you to share what you are learning about Coffee Break and Story Hour/Little Lambs leadership.

July 27, 2016 0 0 comments

The Leadership Training Event (LTE 2016) for church leaders will be held on Tuesday, September 13 from 6 to 9:15 pm, at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. 

July 27, 2016 1 0 comments
IN: Pastors, IN: Worship

Does anyone have access to appropriate sermons on DVD which could be used in an emergency if the pastor or guest pastor is suddenly unavailable?

July 26, 2016 0 2 comments

Has anyone come across resources or study materials on hermeneutics? I am interested in starting a series with my high school students and would appreciate any ideas.

July 26, 2016 0 2 comments

The Restorative Practices for Congregations Training helps church members and leaders better engage in conflict and build healthier, more restorative relationships in their congregations.

July 26, 2016 1 0 comments

This anonymous reflection of a woman's ordeal addressing sexual harassment from a CRC pastor is an eye-opening account to understanding sexual harassment. 

July 26, 2016 5 4 comments

The First Christian Reformed Church, serving Hanford, California and its surrounding communities, invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Worship Arts & Music.

July 26, 2016 0 0 comments

When I picture that mic stand, I'm reminded of Jesus’ intentional endeavor to enfold the least, the last, the lost, and the little. It may seem like that spot was only significant to our friend, but to be honest, it meant a lot to me too.

July 25, 2016 1 2 comments

The barriers people with disabilities face begin with people’s attitudes—attitudes often rooted in misinformation and misunderstandings about what it’s like to live with a disability.

July 25, 2016 1 1 comments

14th Street Christian Reformed Church, a 200 member church in the heart of Holland, MI, is looking for a part-time (approx.12-15 hrs/week) Director of Youth Ministries to join our team. 

July 25, 2016 0 0 comments

Why is there a desire to ignore having construction done on the soul? I think maybe it has something to do with the fact that, just like road construction, it gets in the way of our hurrying. 

July 25, 2016 1 0 comments

Harderwyk Ministries in Holland, MI, is searching for our next worship leader and community life coordinator for the Watershed services.

July 25, 2016 0 0 comments

Is your church (or a group of churches) considering an ESL ministry in your community? If you have willing volunteers that would like training in teaching ESL, I would like to walk with them through it.

July 25, 2016 0 0 comments