New IN: Safe Church, New IN: Child Abuse
Robin Michelle RhodesMy Daughter!
In our very broken world, training up a child is not an easy task. How could our church communities be more helpful to parents?
January 25, 2015 0 0 comments

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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
The church, as a living, breathing organism, can be left in ashes and its membership spiritually wounded, if a report of sexual abuse is not handled properly.
October 13, 2014 2 2 comments
Churches are encouraged to help their employees save for retirement. Does your church contribute to a retirement plan or encourage contributions to a retirement plan through matching contributions? One option you may want to consider for your non-minister church staff is a SIMPLE IRA.
October 13, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Video
Youth ministry leaders often struggle with how to include high school age participants who have autism; developmental disabilities; or physical, visual, hearing, or intellectual impairments. In the United States, starting a Young Life Capernaum group can be an excellent option.
October 13, 2014 2 0 comments
Listening to others and what they experience in their lives makes us better and more productive tools of God; ones that can carry out His purposes.
October 13, 2014 1 2 comments
Resource, Job Description
This sample Church Administrator job description may serve as a sample for larger churches and provide understanding of tasks that need to be covered by volunteers in a smaller church.
October 13, 2014 0 1 comments
Resource, Video
Do you ever wonder what it is life is like for parents in your church who have children with autism; developmental disabilities; and physical, visual, hearing, and intellectual impairments? Your ministry will be enhanced if you ask them, and also if you check out this video.
October 13, 2014 1 0 comments