Danielle Steenwyk-RowaanAdvocacy Works: Breaking the Chains

Last year I had an opportunity that helped me to see that I can be an advocate. I attended the Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. to learn how to talk with our leaders effectively.

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As people who seek to follow Jesus, we cannot ignore the racial realities in our relationships and communities. We want easy answers and quick fixes but that's not how God intends for us to live. 

February 14, 2017 3 15 comments

To stand in solidarity with refugees and immigrants is not to politicize the church. It is to fulfill the exhortation of Christ in Matthew 25:45, “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do it for me.”

February 13, 2017 4 31 comments

Christianity Today recently published an article identifying the top 5 church design trends to look for in the year ahead. I'd love to know, have you seen these trends at your church?

February 13, 2017 1 0 comments

The free stand-alone Discover Your Bible lessons are offered in a PDF format that can be printed in the familiar booklet format, notebook size, or in large print.

February 11, 2017 0 0 comments

I think we should work harder at advocating a decent standard of living for people living with disabilities. Living in poverty places undue burdens on already vulnerable souls. 

February 9, 2017 2 3 comments

As Reformed Christians, we can view “Canada 150” as a celebration of Canada as a nation, but we should do more than this. Let's take this opportunity to ask, "How can we live out our faith in new and exciting ways?"

February 9, 2017 3 2 comments

Looking for a book to study in your small group or book club? Buying books for your church library or for yourself? Check out Waking Up White. It’s readable. It’s challenging. And it's important.

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The day 5-year-old Axel brought his plastic blue guitar to church, he found a place between the drummer and guitarist, and began to play. No one laughed or made a fuss. Axel knows his gifts are valued. 

February 9, 2017 3 2 comments

When we are confronted with an allegation of abuse, there are always two paths we can take, two stories we can choose from. And one story will always be easier to believe.

February 9, 2017 3 7 comments

My church has approximately 40 different denominational backgrounds represented. In such a diverse group, the tendency is to go "wide," stripping worship to singing and a message. But what if we opted to go "deep" instead?

February 9, 2017 8 2 comments

Before our church remodeled, the kids felt comfortable in our building and knew the places where they could hang out and socialize. After the remodel, we realized the need to create kid friendly spaces.

February 9, 2017 2 1 comments

While the church has “capital D” elected Deacons and Deaconesses, it also has “small d” deacons—you. Together we possess a dynamic energy as the people of God.

February 6, 2017 0 0 comments
IN: Prayer

A simple sheet of paper filled with prayer requests has created a sense of vulnerability and openness to the Spirit’s leading, and through this, the church has become more of a family.

February 6, 2017 6 4 comments

Duncan CRC, a multi-generational church on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is looking for a part-time Director of Music and Worship Arts. 

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At an ornate church in London, England, there is a special memorial for the "Unknown Soldier." The memorial has four inscriptions that sounds great on first flush but risk being nothing more than sentimental humanism. 

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Bethel Church of Sun Valley, CA has grey and blue Psalter hymnals, blue and red Great Hymns of the Faith, brown Hymns for the Family of God, and green Carols for Choirs 1 that are available.

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It sometimes feels like an unlikely fit, but my journey has God’s hand all over it!

February 3, 2017 2 1 comments

Some of our deacons would like to send notes of appreciation to those in our church who contributed generously to help us out of our budget shortfall. Any thoughts?

February 2, 2017 1 2 comments

The guide includes a simple calculation to show how to calculate the cost of electricity used on an annual basis, 14 energy-saving ideas, and tips for implementation. 

February 2, 2017 1 2 comments

Planning Center Online ("PCO") is a subscription based scheduling service designed to assist churches with putting together worship services. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to help! 

February 2, 2017 3 3 comments