When engaging in conversation on social media, especially with those with whom you disagree, three important ‘guidelines’ come to mind, especially in light of the upcoming Synod.

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In the six months I have been doing my job I have come to realize one thing. One of the most important things I can do for my students is be available and intentional. 

February 22, 2016 0 0 comments

I was not born disabled, nor have I been disfigured in any way. But the insidious invasion of my Parkinson’s Disease continues to dismantle one aspect or another of my otherwise ordinary daily life.

February 22, 2016 1 0 comments

This documentary shows how schizophrenia affects the individuals who suffer from the illness(es) and their entourage.  I think watching the video speaks for itself.

February 21, 2016 0 1 comments

Last week there was a healthy discussion about government's responsibility to care for the poor.

February 20, 2016 0 5 comments

This will be short sweet and to the point! If ever you guys need something to do on a random day, or the first week of every month (like I do) I recommend CRASH nights!

February 20, 2016 0 0 comments

As the interim pastor who doesn’t have “a pony in this race,” I have found it most interesting to be here and, in a minimal way, a part of the process. 

February 19, 2016 0 0 comments

It's with these words: "Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ" that I can breathe easier and silently acknowledge ... ah .... 'Home Sweet Home.' 

February 18, 2016 0 0 comments

You don’t need a reminder that Easter is quickly approaching. But as you’re fine-tuning your plans, I want to offer a few ideas for how you can make sure your work benefits the most people possible. 

February 18, 2016 0 0 comments

Back in the late 1990s shortly after I published a little book called Remember Creation, I was invited to give five morning lectures on creation stewardship at a Christian Bible camp north of Seattle.

February 18, 2016 2 9 comments

Over the last 4 months, a team from Home Missions and World Missions worked closely with Calvin Social Resource (CSR) developing a presentation and a survey process to engage stakeholders.

February 17, 2016 0 9 comments

This webinar provides guidelines to help congregations minister to high school students preparing for graduation and offer helpful tips on how to care for students once they are in college or at a university.

February 16, 2016 0 0 comments

We can envision a solution to the worst of climate change, a sustainable future for the world. And we can envision the alternative, a world ravaged by rising temperatures. But we're never very clear about how we’ll end up at either end...

February 16, 2016 1 2 comments
IN: Elders

Can anyone provide a few compelling reasons to convince "adherents" who regularly attend and participate to become members?

February 15, 2016 0 3 comments

The same power that rose Jesus from the grave and caused his resurrection is at work in the surrendered hearts of the believers who live for racial healing and justice in our world today. 

February 15, 2016 1 1 comments

Faith & Finances training equips church leaders with a practical next step for people seeking assistance from their benevolence ministries.

February 13, 2016 0 0 comments

Greene Road Church of Goshen, IN is looking for someone whose heart beats passionately for Jesus and who loves young people. 

February 11, 2016 0 0 comments

Ann Ballard has found healing after experiencing abuse as an adolescent. Her abuser took advantage of the fact that she has night blindness and cannot hear without her hearing aids.

February 10, 2016 1 0 comments
IN: Elders, IN: Pastors

Our church leaders are wanting to listen better to the needs of our people in the church community specifically focusing on spiritual growth.

February 10, 2016 2 1 comments

This letter was sent by friends to the elders of their congregation on behalf of a friend and fellow member who has Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

February 10, 2016 0 0 comments

The “Cosby effect” is a sober reminder to churches to do whatever possible in their power to make it very clear to their congregations that they desire abuse to be reported.

February 10, 2016 0 0 comments