There is one space that makes me nervous. I can’t rearrange it or make sure it’s painted my favorite colors. I’m just asked to trust that it will be perfect, with no weeping or sorrow or pain.

July 2, 2015 0 0 comments

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Does acknowledging God’s grace in our individual, sinful lives change our posture of serving? Would we be able to serve with a prideful, self-righteous, arrogant attitude if we believe in God’s grace?

April 27, 2015 5 1 comments

What I’d really like is if you would “just walk with me”. If you’ve been where I am, tell me how you felt in a way that I can know you’re trying to walk with me — not change me.

April 27, 2015 2 1 comments

He felt covered with such shame and guilt that he only wanted to hide from the presence of God. Instead, Philip said that he heard the voice of God saying, “Now, come worship Me”.

April 25, 2015 2 4 comments
Resource, Job Opening

Calvary Church in Holland, MI, seeks a person with proven skills in leadership, team building, and teaching to join our dynamic student ministry team.

April 24, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic

“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.

April 24, 2015 2 0 comments
Resource, Lesson or Study

New, and newly revised, Discover Your Bible studies are on the way! In addition, the materials will be made available in multiple formats. Read this article to learn more!

April 23, 2015 0 0 comments

Fire alarms in homes detect indicators of a pending problem and sound a warning. Could we develop something equivalent for churches? What would such a detector sniff for?

April 23, 2015 1 1 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

This webinar explores the issues of depression and suicide particular to youth and how we as a church can be equipped to be effectively helpful and supportive.

April 22, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening

Willoughby Church is seeking a 50% Youth Pastor (with possible opportunity for growth to fulltime) for our vibrant and growing congregation in Langley, BC.

April 21, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic

Does salvation belong to the LORD? And if so, how might that show up in your strategies in outreach to Muslims?

April 21, 2015 1 2 comments

We are helping churches engage students in missional living, not just for one week. The goal is for church youth groups to become more missional the other 51 weeks of the year and through their life journey.

April 21, 2015 0 1 comments
IN: Synod

The new (and maybe not all that new) rallying cry from the churches since the Task Force began its work has been “Listen to us!” The Task Force did listen...

April 21, 2015 0 6 comments

As Christians, we cannot think of love without being affected by the New Testament’s use of love. Agape, the original Greek word for selfless love, is unconditional, like the love Jesus shows us.

April 20, 2015 2 0 comments

Because both the denomination and individual congregations have limited resources, we get the biggest bang for our buck focusing on pastors. But what about lay leaders? Do they really matter?

April 20, 2015 0 3 comments

If every congregation has a liturgy and every congregation has liturgists, doesn’t it make sense to prepare individuals to serve as liturgists?

April 20, 2015 1 3 comments

As a church that’s focused on serving those in their neighborhood, Pastor George realized they needed resources to support their neighbors with disabilities. Check out how the church got connected!

April 20, 2015 0 0 comments

Prizing earthly comfort drives us to selfishness, cowardice, and apathy. When we seek comfort, we fail to trust that God will provide for us even when we personally dislike our circumstances.

April 19, 2015 3 2 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet

The 2015 Yearbooks are now available; look for pre-orders to be shipping soon!

April 15, 2015 0 2 comments

Our Christian profession is important in so many ways. It involves facing the realities of daily life. But we have our heavenly Father, who in the power of the Holy Spirit, will accompany us and see us through.

April 15, 2015 1 1 comments
IN: Elders, IN: Pastors

For many people, the last three places they would want to be is a funeral, a hospital or a hospice care center. I think these are the best places you could go if you want to grow in faith.

April 15, 2015 0 0 comments