Our church leaders are wanting to listen better to the needs of our people in the church community specifically focusing on spiritual growth.
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Here’s the thing: while the image for justice in our culture is a set of scales, the image for justice in Scripture is a river (Amos 5:24). A broad, flowing, living, rolling, sustaining, beautiful river.
Here are some tips for interacting politely with people with mobility issues whether you are at church or somewhere else.
I’ve heard people say: “I thought the church was supposed to help people”— meaning “You have to give me what I want.” What we must do is avoid developing a relationship of dependency.
January 17 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and the CRC Office of Social Justice is pleased to offer resources for your church to honor the day.
These last several weeks world news has reported so much violence, cruelty, death and suffering. How can we respond? I Corinthians 13 presents a blueprint.
Though broken by sin, this litany reminds us that we are made in God's image and called to love others as Christ loves us.
Here are two great resources that will help you interact with the Christmas story — one in a way that is festive and fun — the other in a way that is more quiet.
Kelloggsville CRC in SE Grand Rapids, MI is seeking a full-time pastor.
A helpful litany that encourages and reminds us to see more than the outside of people.
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, anti-refugee sentiment has greatly increased throughout the world. CRC Office of Social Justice offers ways to respond with love amidst fear.
A brief unison prayer asking God to "Open our hearts to our brothers and sisters whoever they may be."
ReFrame Media has designed a special (free!) Advent devotional series, Waiting In Expectation, to help you see God's story in your life.
These brief videos reflect on crucial aspects of community and belonging. Though produced for a general audience, they apply well within a church context too.
Youth ministry programs and intergenerational faith formation together build sturdy discipleship. This webinar examines the many ways that a congregation blesses its teens.
In both secular and Christian cultures, the basic right to say no at any time confuses people. A recent video comparing consent to offering someone a cup of tea shows it's not that complicated.
I know the church directory is intended to be a resource for members to be able to contact each other. Yet I wonder, is it being used?
We all need time away from normal rhythms and ruts of ministry to find fresh connections with ourselves and our God. Join us June 20-28, 2016 in the Colorado Rockies for a unique retreat experience!
Whether you are with new friends or familiar faces this Thanksgiving, we pray these cards will help you and your guests deepen your thankfulness to God and love for one another.
Don't misunderstand—the programs and events are good and important. But a perfect lesson simply does not have the same impact as a 10 minute faith conversation between parent and child.