New IN: Synod
The choice, therefore, is whether at broader assemblies we have full representation of all the ordained or whether we continue the notion that deacons simply don't have the authority to "rule".
May 27, 2015 0 0 comments

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In sincere love, Christ reaches out to the unfortunate and the helpless, the lonely and the hurting. We must practice that virtue with him.
March 20, 2015 1 1 comments
I did not realize how much she would contribute to everyone’s learning, how the classroom would became a place where the societal barriers between people of various abilities would temporarily break down.
March 19, 2015 2 0 comments
Resource, Video
This 5-minute video interviews people with Down syndrome from 39 countries, looking at their enjoyment of full and equal rights and the role of their families.
March 19, 2015 0 0 comments
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IN: Pastors, IN: Preaching, IN: Worship
“...the use of themes and sermon series is the new wave in 21st century congregational worship." But then I wondered. Are all series or themes equal? What makes for a good series?
March 18, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Workshop or Training
If you’re in the Toronto area, join us on Saturday, March 28th, for the launch of a new workshop and online toolkit to help churches hear and respond to the biblical call to become neighbours to refugees.
March 18, 2015 0 0 comments
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The CRC of Western Springs, IL, has replaced sanctuary lighting and has 12 hanging fixtures to be given away.
March 18, 2015 0 0 comments
As a pastor, one of the greatest joys I’ve had in the pulpit has been precisely in uncovering the real stories of Scripture, especially the ones that got sanitized in Sunday School or Christian dayschools.
March 18, 2015 3 1 comments
Discussion Topic
IN: Elders
Ministers are teaching elders, theologically trained and spiritually astute. Should we set a higher standard for the kinds of elders we appoint or elect?
March 17, 2015 4 1 comments
Resource, Report
IN: Synod
The Board of Trustees of the Christian Reformed Church in North America met on February 26 and 27, 2015, at the Burlington Christian Reformed Church in Burlington, Ontario.
March 17, 2015 0 2 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
The Pharisees tried to ensnare Jesus in His own words. I’m not sure what they expected Him to say in reply, but what He did say ensnared the trappers. Check out the conversation on Groundwork!
March 16, 2015 0 0 comments
In the age of Pinterest and Google, cookbooks are hardly practical. Yet there are stories found among the recipes and ingredients. What cookbooks or recipes have impacted you?
March 16, 2015 2 10 comments
It is tempting to be quick to vilify technology that I do not understand. A better solution for me is to let my youth take the lead in helping me navigate a culture that is daunting.
March 13, 2015 0 1 comments
Years ago I was a guest at a Presbytery meeting that broke into advisory committees. I recently heard of a CRC classis that did the same. Why don’t more classes break up the work in this way?
March 12, 2015 0 2 comments
Resource, Video
IN: Prayer
Watch this newly released video for Prayer Summit 2015! The Summit provides opportunities to learn how to pray, build a prayer ministry, and partner in prayer with other organizations and congregations.
March 12, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening
There is a job opening for a Chaplain at Redeemer University College. The Chaplain will nurture students as lifelong followers of Christ in the context of the historic Christian faith.
March 12, 2015 0 0 comments
As a result of being a church pastor in the same church for sixteen years, I have come to the conclusion that the DNA of church planting is in alignment with the DNA of church renewal...
March 12, 2015 0 0 comments
Of all the work we do in this world, how much of it causes Jesus Christ to rejoice?
March 11, 2015 0 3 comments
Small group conversations are challenging for hearing-impaired members & small group discussions aren't accessible to the range of cognitive development. How have others tackled this?
March 10, 2015 0 2 comments
Dealing with regret is not easy. Regret tends to cling. What can we do about our regret…?
March 10, 2015 3 0 comments
Starting next month, we want to give YOU an opportunity to introduce both yourself and your church on The Network!
March 10, 2015 0 0 comments