In Dr. George Hunsberger’s last lecture at Western Theological Seminary he asked the question, “What difference does it make when you put the word missional in front of the word church?”

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How do we engage our congregations in Advent? How do we get people reading their Bibles? In response to these questions, my church (Oakdale Park CRC) created this Advent community reading plan. 

November 22, 2016 2 0 comments

Classis is like a set of bifocal lenses. There are times when we need to look close by, and times when we need to look farther. Do you agree that classis functions this way or is there a better metaphor? 

November 22, 2016 1 0 comments

Disciple-making isn't easy or comfortable. And that's a good thing. When it isn't comfortable, it breaks us. When it isn't easy, it makes us rely more on the strength of Jesus and power of the Holy Spirit. 

November 22, 2016 0 0 comments

What does Christmas and community look like at your church? I’d love to hear how your church is spreading the love of Jesus in special ways this time of year.

November 22, 2016 2 6 comments

It’s no secret that ministry leadership can be lonely. So how do you enter into a mentoring relationship with someone you can trust? Here are 5 things I've learned along the way. 

November 21, 2016 0 0 comments

“The presenters were so knowledgeable and helpful and compassionate." What a blessing to get feedback like this from participants at the Safe Church Ministry conference that took place Nov. 4-6, 2016. 

November 21, 2016 1 3 comments

Looking for free devotional resources to challenge your mind and inspire your heart? Check out these devotions by CRC authors in the new CRC Digital Library

November 21, 2016 1 0 comments

This past June, the Christian Reformed Church declared the Doctrine of Christian Discovery to be a heresy. What does this mean? And how should it affect the way we live? 

November 18, 2016 0 0 comments

We were absolutely thrilled to have Linda Crockett from Samaritan SafeChurch at our Safe Church Ministry Conference. She inspired us with her unsettling story and soon it will be posted on our website. 

November 18, 2016 0 0 comments

Living with disability throughout her life, Andrea Godwin-Stremler has discovered God’s faithfulness indeed is great, and so is the mystery of God.

November 17, 2016 1 5 comments

Why might gratitude be the best measure of our spirituality? Perhaps because it demonstrates that we have been paying attention to the gifts we've received. So, what are you thankful for? 

November 16, 2016 2 1 comments

It's easy to see my 2-year-old granddaughter learning things about church each week, but adults are developing as well. Every week I’m shaping my faith language through the things I see and hear. 

November 16, 2016 1 0 comments

We are living in a cultural season in which a kind of “stand alone authenticity” is celebrated and encouraged everywhere. It’s a false idol that needs to be discerned, named and rejected.

November 16, 2016 3 2 comments

Westwood Christian Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, MI, currently has an opening for the position of Choral Director. 

November 16, 2016 0 0 comments

Our church may be looking to switch our web host in the near future (we currently use iPower). What do you all use for your church's web host?

November 16, 2016 1 3 comments

For the Love Of explores the journey of four worship artists to Paris for COP21 to learn about how climate change is affecting the world's most impoverished people. The Climate Witness Project developed a study to accompany the film.

November 15, 2016 0 0 comments

Why is it that the majority of our classes have no safe church team? Perhaps one reason is the office of Safe Church Ministry itself. If Safe Church owns the ministry, then everyone else is off the hook, right?

November 15, 2016 3 3 comments

Turning Barriers into Bridges presents Biblical, legal, and cultural reasons for making church communications accessible, and it provides specific guidelines to do so. 

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This past week the division in our nation has been illuminated by the election process, not created by that process. But as the church, we must follow Christ in offering a posture of submission to the other. 

November 15, 2016 1 0 comments

River Terrace Church is hiring an Administrative Coordinator, 25-35 hrs a week. 

November 15, 2016 0 0 comments