Our church is considering recognizing the birthdays of all our members. Do other church Administrative Assistants have experience with this and/or suggestions about how to proceed?

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Looking to update your church's website in 2017? Here are some keys for modernizing your website as you think about what first impressions you want your church to make online.

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As we look ahead to 2017, what Bible verse (or verses) give you hope for the coming year? 

December 26, 2016 1 12 comments

If I look carefully, I can see God right here and right now. Like the “I spy” game I’ll play with my 3-year-old granddaughter, if I take time to look carefully, I can see. Please open my spiritual eyes. 

December 23, 2016 2 2 comments

In comparing Sura 19 of the Quran with Luke 2, we see the difference between Jesus being born as a mere man and Jesus being born as the Son of God—the long awaited Messiah.

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I'd like to propose a question: Can a one-week experience actually change the trajectory of a young person's life toward Christ?

December 22, 2016 1 0 comments

Go and Tell is an easy and practical way to share the gospel based on the Heidelberg Catechism and it is free online (including videos, audio, a booklet, and additional resources). 

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"Can you recommend a good devotional?" I suspect this is a question that pastors are frequently asked (I know it's one I receive fairly often). In response, here are 12 resources I've used and would recommend. 

December 22, 2016 2 3 comments

Details for Inspire 2017 on August 3-5 in Detroit, MI are unfolding nicely! But before the planning goes any further, we want hear from you. Are there topics you want to discuss or stories you want to hear?

December 21, 2016 1 8 comments

What would a "church" look like, if it did not own a building? If the church is people, then why do we assume that a church should own its own building?

December 21, 2016 1 5 comments

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Women considering abortion need education, resources and support. Here are a couple ideas for ways that your congregation can create spaces for talking about abortion with grace and truth.

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