New IN: Safe Church, New IN: Child Abuse, New IN: Sexual Abuse
Bonnie NicholasJoining a Movement
One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and ignore this issue.
March 2, 2015 0 0 comments

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Family Fire: Stoking the Spirit's Flame at Home

It’s in our closest relationships that we experience our greatest joys and deepest sorrows in this life. We need the Holy Spirit in both extremes and at every point in between. Thankfulness reminds us that God loved us first and we respond...

December 8, 2014 0 0 comments
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Deepening the relationship between your church and its missionaries may benefit from "being there." This article provides ways and means of making the most of a field visit for the benefit of your church and its missionaries.
December 8, 2014 0 1 comments
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We’re into Advent, which means for many churches the Christmas plan is starting to roll. For church staffers, it’s been Christmas since July. Planning the season starts early...
December 4, 2014 0 0 comments
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Bless the families in your congregation with this free Christmas devotional and plant a seed to encourage them to resolve to talk about faith and to spend time together in God's story each day in the New Year.
December 4, 2014 1 0 comments
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One of the questions that churches are starting to ask is how we can dialogue with our Muslim neighbors in a way that is honest and faithful?
December 4, 2014 0 1 comments
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In this video produced by Friendship Ministries, people with intellectual disabilities recite the Christmas story. It's a beautiful way to communicate the message that the good news of the incarnation is for everyone!
December 4, 2014 0 0 comments
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IN: Elders
It is probably true that we, as denomination, are overwhelmingly family-oriented. The question may be asked: are singles sufficiently recognized and do they share realistically in pastoral care?
December 4, 2014 0 1 comments
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As a chaplain, I care about people in crisis and try to be particularly attentive to "the least of these." But I sense that we are no longer giving a lot of attention to the immense issue of abortion...
December 4, 2014 0 2 comments
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When congregations gather on holidays so many good things happen.
December 3, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
This webinar teaches ways to recognize that every individual, including persons with disabilities, has been created with gifts that are needed by the body of Christ.
December 3, 2014 0 0 comments
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Shepherds and sheep. Leaders and followers. The Good Shepherd himself spent time being both. Do we teach our leaders how to be good followers? What about our congregations?
December 2, 2014 0 0 comments
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When it comes to worship songs, there's an additional aspect that can make it tough to offer your creation for others to use. Can we offer our original songs and other worship creations, and still remain humble?
December 2, 2014 0 1 comments
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Disability is hard on marriages, but telling couples (falsely) that 80 percent of marriages end in divorce if the couple has a child with a disability could lead them to give up hope. Couples in crisis need love and support and encouragement, not statistics.
December 2, 2014 1 2 comments
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Classes that once had interim pastors, youth ministry consultants, or ministry coordinators, either no longer have these positions or have left them vacant. Perhaps we weren't clear about our expectations for these positions.
December 2, 2014 2 0 comments
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Are we able to see the evidence of abuse? Are those who suffer abuse in a relationship able to share what is happening without being blamed or judged?
December 2, 2014 1 0 comments
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TJ has cerebral palsy so being confined to his wheelchair limits his physical activities, but with his absolute fervor for life he is not limited in his possibilities to get involved and be connected.
December 1, 2014 0 0 comments
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“Recommendations for the best Christmas children’s story book…GO!” was the challenge. Here are the responses.
December 1, 2014 0 2 comments
Discussion Topic
I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to promoting music that is written for the church body. Can anyone provide guidance on the balance between self-promotion and humility?
December 1, 2014 0 1 comments
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We are researching payroll software for our church. We are looking for something affordable (preferably under $100) to handle payroll for up to 5 employees and our minister...
November 30, 2014 0 1 comments
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What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? We are grateful for God's work in the Philippines this past year!
November 29, 2014 0 0 comments