“Do we have a future or have we come to the end of ministry as we know it now?” For many churches, this is a hard question to ask and to answer.
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IN: Prayer, IN: Worship
Why do most pastors prepare their sermons and most worship leaders prepare their songs, but some of those same individuals choose to wing their prayers?
February 10, 2015 2 7 comments
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Learn more about World Renew's director, Andrew Ryskamp.
February 10, 2015 1 0 comments
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What do Faberge Organics Shampoo and the God Loves Me Bible story books have in common? You might be suprised.
February 10, 2015 0 0 comments
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Last month I promised I would do my share of the grocery shopping.The experience was a bit unnerving. I observed people whose lives are not easy.
February 10, 2015 4 1 comments
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How can we make a positive difference in our churches and communities in working with people with disabilities? Compiled by Ann Ballard, this list gets you started. Have fun and get going!
February 10, 2015 3 0 comments
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If vibrant means giving back to God the life he has ignited in you, then I think it can happen in any type of service, of any style.
February 10, 2015 2 2 comments
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Recently, Groundwork continued a series on spiritual disciplines that is less about doing, and more about being or living. How do we live our faith with discipline?
February 9, 2015 0 0 comments
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February 9, 2015 0 57 comments
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A report from the American Psychological Association states that childhood psychological abuse not only is just as harmful as sexual and/or physical abuse, but can have “long-lasting impact”.
February 7, 2015 3 9 comments
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Are we investing the time needed to disciple young Christians? And, what type of model is needed to ensure that we are doing a God-honoring effort?
February 6, 2015 3 1 comments
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“I doubt that church visiting is very effective anymore.” In spite of comments like that, church visiting is one way classes can help strengthen congregations.
February 6, 2015 2 1 comments
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I heard it again this week in an online talk – “Remember your baptism.” Say what? Yes – Remember. Do you consciously remember that you were baptised?
February 6, 2015 0 0 comments
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The Network is where people connect with each other about the “nuts and bolts” of church ministry. Check out these posts (about the “nuts and bolts” of ministry) that have stood the test of time.
February 5, 2015 0 0 comments
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This guide, created by a Pastor Church Relations team, is intended as a quick summary of the CRCNA's Guide to Conducting Church Visiting.
February 5, 2015 0 0 comments
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How has the DoD shaped our relationships with Indigenous Peoples? In this webinar we discuss: What is the DoD? Why is it important? And what does it have to do with ministry today?
February 4, 2015 2 4 comments
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In an era of growing tensions between religious communities, we are endeavoring to discuss peace at an event to be held at Calvin Theological Seminary on Feb 13. Join us!
February 4, 2015 0 0 comments
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Jesus used questions to engage people in God's story. This article, from the new Coffee Break newsletter, provides helpful ideas for all types of small group leaders who lead Bible discovery conversations.
February 3, 2015 0 0 comments
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When I was 14, my 38-year-old mother sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When Mom came home from the hospital, her personality had changed dramatically. How can the church help?
February 3, 2015 0 0 comments
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On February 8, The Network will officially turn 5 years old! Your participation makes The Network special. For this reason, we want to acknowledge YOU by offering snazzy badges for your profile!
February 2, 2015 0 3 comments
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Prejudice has a long shelf life. Chances are that you (and I) keep prejudice neatly tucked away under the cover of noble virtues, traditions or plain thoughtlessness.
February 2, 2015 1 0 comments