New IN: Disability Concerns, New IN: Worship

On Wednesday, July 26, at 11:00 am EST, Pastor Josh Friend will present on the joys and challenges of including all abilities in worship in a FREE one-hour webinar.

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I watch my students spend huge amounts of time scrolling through Instagram, Snapchat, FB, Twitter, and texts. Where does all of that information go? How do we help our students navigate the changing world of social media?   

May 15, 2017 388 2 0 comments

The 'Work and Worship' webinar, with Cory Willson, is now available to watch and share. Pass it along to your worship teams, pastors, and any others who want to bridge the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work. 

May 15, 2017 168 0 0 comments

So what can we do about the violence in our neighborhoods? How do we avoid either minimizing it with easy answers or throwing up our hands because it overwhelms us?

May 12, 2017 172 0 0 comments

Pray that the Coffee Break trainers and leaders in Australia would be encouraged as they continue their ministry, and that their excitement for evangelism would grow as they lead their groups in studying the Bible and stepping into deeper relationships with our Lord.

May 11, 2017 122 0 0 comments
IN: Prayer

How often do we admit that we’re poor and needy? I'm not talking about finances or creating drama. This kind of poor and needy is a spiritual state, one in which we are completely sapped dry spiritually.

May 11, 2017 86 3 0 comments

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Office of Race Relations is highlighting members of these communities who are part of the CRC. First up: Shiao Chong, editor of The Banner!

May 11, 2017 182 2 0 comments

I think the church is the perfect place to reclaim Mothers Day. To put down our wallets for the day and instead spend some effort making the world a bit more habitable for those who will come after us. What’s more mom-like than that?

May 11, 2017 103 2 0 comments

I wasn't recently asked to perform a wedding by a widow in the congregation I serve. She was advised by her attorney to enter a covenant marriage agreement (for financial reasons). Anyone have wisdom on this? 

May 11, 2017 142 1 0 comments

Death brings things into perspective. The things you whine about and worry about don’t seem that big when you need a new kidney to live another day. The color of the carpet doesn't matter. 

May 11, 2017 84 1 0 comments

Jamestown CRC in Hudsonville, MI, is seeking a full time pastor. 

May 11, 2017 240 0 0 comments

On a leave of absence from my ministry position, I committed myself to face — with “ruthless honesty” — the spiritual questions I had been unwilling and/or unable to face when I was preaching and leading a church.

May 10, 2017 384 3 3 comments

Focusing our ministry attention on young adults has been a popular topic of conversation recently. But as someone who has been engaged in ministry with children for over 30 years, I’m concerned that we’re skipping over a generation.

May 10, 2017 1,747 2 13 comments

Chaplaincy and Care will celebrate 75 years at their annual conference 'Pioneers, Past and Present' on June 8-10. Watch some of our chaplains describe, in their own words, what Chaplaincy is to them. . .

May 9, 2017 89 0 0 comments

It doesn’t seem right when one of our churches can’t afford to fully use what is, essentially, their curriculum

May 9, 2017 258 1 2 comments

I am taking a doctrine and theology class and some of the teachings are raising questions in my reformed faith. I'm wondering, at what do point do we receive the Holy Spirit and what is the primary purpose of the Spirit?

May 7, 2017 240 0 4 comments

At the May meeting of the new mission agency board, the name 'Resonate Global Mission' was approved by the agency board and endorsed by the CRCNA Board of Trustees.

May 5, 2017 786 1 7 comments

Safe Church Ministry is thrilled to know about, and to let you know about, Hope for the Sold, an organization that works to end sexual exploitation, in part by offering excellent web-based resources. 

May 5, 2017 80 1 0 comments

Hamza was part of a group of people from three different CRCs who attended Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington DC. Hamza wrote this poem about his experience at the conference.

May 5, 2017 56 0 0 comments

I am looking for podcasts to listen to on Christian living, encouragement, etc. Do you have any recommendations? 

May 5, 2017 113 1 5 comments

For a year and a half now, I have worked part-time as a Worship Leader for two different churches. Would I recommend it? If you're up for a challenge and feel God is calling you, I'd say "yes" you can make it work.

May 4, 2017 344 1 3 comments