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Norman VisserPray Like a Pastor

I was recently asked to pray before the meal at my niece’s wedding. Afterwards one of my sons told me that I’d “prayed like a pastor.”  It bugged me.  

July 29, 2015 0 0 comments

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Resource, Video

In this touching video, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities recite Psalm 139.

May 20, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet

Here are some ideas for ministry with people who have mental illnesses. These ideas can be used in various ways — such as a bulletin insert, newsletter article, or read from the pulpit.

May 20, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic

A Millennial shares his take on what will draw his generation to the Church...and you might be surprised. But what do you think? Is Jonathan right?

May 20, 2015 2 1 comments
Resource, Sermon or Message, Sermon

Are you normal? At one level, of course, that’s a rather benign question. But we don't have to think about it very long to realize the question has an edge to it. What is normal? What is abnormal? Is anyone “normal?”

May 20, 2015 0 3 comments
Resource, Job Opening

Third CRC of Lynden, WA, is in need of a virbant leader for the growing junior high and high school youth programs.

May 19, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Report

On June 15, Faith Formation Ministries will present "The Chicago Covenant", created by 25 youth ministry leaders, to synod. We invite you to read this document and, if it speaks for you, to add your signature.

May 19, 2015 0 0 comments

Ponder with me the reality of illness. It is more than the pain — it brings hardships and problems. Illness affects not only the patient but fellow family members and wider communities. What can we do?

May 19, 2015 2 1 comments

Meet today's featured Network member and CRC! Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we get a small glimpse into church life at West End CRC in Edmonton, AB.

May 19, 2015 0 0 comments

Melissa Miles McCarter wonders what would be lost if she could suddenly shed herself of bi-polar disorder. Maybe it would mean, "shedding the courage I have developed in sharing my story. . ."

May 18, 2015 3 2 comments
Discussion Topic

If podcasts can help reach a bigger audience with the love of Jesus then let’s do it! Right?

May 18, 2015 0 5 comments

I am not advocating for us to raise unruly, disrespectful children. Yet, there must be a bridge in which we can disciple our children to be Christ-like AND have a voice.

May 17, 2015 5 2 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet

Check out these helpful resources for faith leaders working with members of their congregations and their families who are facing mental health challenges.

May 15, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet

This resource helps congregations develop spiritual care with children and families facing mental health issues, and includes a framework for care and many sample resources.

May 15, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Sermon or Message, Sermon

If there was ever a community that should be facing head on the challenge of mental illness, it is the church. What other safe place is there for people to find encouragement, support and compassion?

May 14, 2015 0 2 comments
Resource, Sermon or Message, Sermon

Let’s not keep the suffering of mental illness in the closet. Throughout my life, I have experienced bouts of depression. Like the Psalmist, I have said, “Darkness is my closest friend.”

May 14, 2015 0 1 comments
Resource, Lesson or Study

"Let's Talk! Breaking the Silence around Mental Illness in Our Communities of Faith" was written so that anyone who has skill in facilitating a small group discussion can lead it. Check out the free download!

May 14, 2015 0 0 comments

Discover how to bless—and how not to bless!—children during the celebration of the Lord's Supper.

May 13, 2015 3 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
IN: Elders

This webinar explores various aspects of addiction, recovery, and how the church can be a place of healing for individuals and families impacted by alcoholism and addiction.

May 13, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Conference or Event

Four new Coffee Break webinars are scheduled for August. Join from the comfort of your own home or as a group!

May 12, 2015 0 1 comments

As we prep to launch the CRC's new Faith Formation Ministries (FFM) at Synod 2015, here's what you can expect to see from FFM on The Network in the coming months...

May 12, 2015 2 2 comments