This week the CRC launched a new experiment in crowdfunding. Is this the way we should do denominational publishing?
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I once read that we are changed by the people we meet and the books we read. I am a person changed by Pastor Case Admiraal.
October 22, 2014 0 1 comments
IN: Elders
All believers have one gift in common: grace! It is the source of the other seven Christian gifts.
October 21, 2014 0 0 comments
In July, a news story hit the web about four male students who developed a fingernail polish that indicates the presence of date rape drugs by changing color after being dipped in the drink. While many applauded this invention, some saw negative implications.
October 21, 2014 1 0 comments
It happens all the time in our ministries—new babies are born, family dynamics change, a time of adjustment occurs, until finally a new normal is established.
October 21, 2014 1 3 comments
Resource, Website
Anima: The Forum for Worship and the Arts is a project concerned with including our youth and young adults in worship leadership. Training videos available on their website could be used as discussion fodder at worship committee meetings or planning groups.
October 20, 2014 0 1 comments
Resource, Article
According to Karl Barth, "Deacons cannot be expected to meet all the material needs of society, but they should be permitted to look deeper into the roots of the social issues causing those needs." This and other insights by Barth are shared with us by Dr. David Guretzki in this online article.
October 20, 2014 0 0 comments
The church is not a group of people who decide to band together. It has a divine origin and important purpose.
October 20, 2014 0 0 comments
The Bible calls us to respect our neighbor and extend hospitality to him or her. Rather than using social media to increase anti-Muslim sentiment and fear, why not use it to promote peace?
October 20, 2014 1 2 comments
I believe that many of our churches can still turn the tide on the youth and young adult exodus--even though these feel like anxious times.
October 20, 2014 2 0 comments
Resource, Article
This New York Times article highlights what some churches are doing to cut their ties to fossil fuel.
October 17, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
In this guide you’ll find an introduction to the basics, guidance for setting up your account (with examples from other churches), posting strategies and a look at Twitter ads.
October 17, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
Groundwork, a brand new radio program, uses dialogue and conversation to turn the soil of Scripture. Hosts Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee guide listeners, leading them to practical applications of God’s Word.
October 16, 2014 0 0 comments
IN: Prayer
“Why am I going to bed at 10:30 p.m. only to get up at 11:45 p.m. for a two-hour time of prayer?” These were my thoughts as I joined six of my friends in getting into our sleeping bags on a hard church basement floor.
October 16, 2014 1 0 comments
Discussion Topic
At this time of year, when we’re especially thinking about being grateful to God, how often is our focus almost exclusively on what God has done, instead of on who He is?
October 16, 2014 0 3 comments
Not long ago a smaller church in our classis closed. I thought it represented a failure of imagination.
October 15, 2014 1 3 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
This webinar will explore ways in which the church and its leaders can equip and encourage members to see God in their workplace and to live out their faith as Kingdom workers there.
October 15, 2014 0 0 comments
When you’re in church singing from the shiny new Lift Up Your Hearts (LUYH) hymnal you’re holding in your hands, it’s all good. All the copyrights and permissions you need are included. Singing from the screen? Maybe not so good.
October 15, 2014 1 1 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
I want to introduce a resource that I hope will be helpful in describing a gospel-centered understanding of sex and intimacy.
October 14, 2014 0 0 comments
What ingredients are necessary for a discipleship model that will raise up men and women, boys and girls who look and act like Jesus?
October 14, 2014 1 1 comments
Resource, Video
The Five Stages is a continuum of disability attitudes created by Dan Vander Plaats of Elim Christian Services. In this video, Dan briefly describes the continuum and how one can present this continuum.
October 13, 2014 0 2 comments