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Pastor Carey Nieuwhof shares ten ways your church can be involved in the unique opportunity to reach people at Christmas.
On January 1, 2017, new accessibility requirements come into effect from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Is your church ready?
Do illnesses, failed classes, divorces, cruel bosses, or financial ruin seem like giving us a hope and a future? There are times when God’s promises feel more like lies than truth.
Hope is much more than just a blind wish. It's having a clear expectation and the confidence that what you hope for will come to pass. Like the wise men we too have hope—hope for today and for the future.
Does the senior pastor of a CRC church have to lead the installation service for elders and deacons or can an associate pastor (who is also ordained in the CRC as a minister of the Word) handle this responsibility?
How many lives could be changed if the church talked as openly about abuse as any other chronic and life-threatening issues their congregants faced?
Planning offerings for the coming year? Use this online (or printable) calendar to help plan the offering schedule for your church.
Our worship committee is looking at reading a book together to (re)orient our work. Any suggestions? One idea we got was to look at "For the Beauty of the Church"...has anyone read that?
I lost my apartment in a fire and it has been tough. Tough to think about anything else. Tough to start again. . .again. But there has been this amazing group of people who have held me up.
After 22 years of full-time youth ministry, I’ve come to realize that I'm no longer passionate about youth ministry. What I am passionate about is the intergenerational faith formation of our youth and young adults.
“Niceness” is not a Christian value. Friendliness is a Christian value when it goes beyond niceness and leads to something deeper. In being hospitable, I welcome the guest in such a way that I am changed, too.
I am looking for a Christmas liturgy to use this December. Got any good suggestions?
One Sunday I noticed something strange. Even though we were usually the first car at church, my dad always chose to park in the worst spot. His explanation has stuck with me to this day.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church (Rochester, NY) seeks a discerning, energetic, and compassionate senior pastor.
I am searching for a collection of benedictions for worship. Got any ideas?
Advent is a time of intense longing, waiting for peace. Our fellow Christians in Syria, Lebanon and Germany share this Advent Liturgy and urge us to join them in worship and prayer for peace for Syria.
We sometimes separate praise and lament—which are really just outcries of our joys and sorrows—as if they don’t belong together. But I've found that the relationship is more complicated than that.
In a culture of overstuffed garages and storage units, it’s hard to talk about letting go. It’s hard to talk about dying. It’s difficult to teach subtraction and it’s difficult to learn, but we must.
One of the most precious gifts you can give to the children in your group is to truly listen to them. When you listen, you’re giving them permission, inviting them to ask important questions and explore their faith.