A mentor told me that good preaching was like a good BBQ. You’ve got to take your time on the prep work. This summer I’ve been brought back to that image as I’ve worked my way through A Little Handbook for Preachers.
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What do you do with new music that is continually coming out? In some ways I wish there was a group that would examine songs and make available to CRC churches a list of "approved/not approved" songs.
I am looking for a sample job description for a Youth Ministry intern. Do you, or does your church, have any ideas you'd be willing to share?
Crossroads Ministries in Britt, Iowa is seeking a full-time Youth and Worship Leader.
Here’s a thought to ponder: if the 50 million people with disabilities in the U.S. voted as a block, they would decide every single election for president.
Coffee time connects us in a very real way to our brothers and sisters in Christ who worship with us each week. How can we find ways to ask and tell each other how God is working in our lives?
Our Safe Church Ministry conference is coming Nov. 3-5, 2016. Now is the time to begin planning to attend!
Do you desire rest? Do you desire to have the burden lightened? Come, seek the ancient paths and you will find rest for your souls.
Westwood CRC (Kalamazoo, MI) is seeking a half-time Worship Coordinator.
Today we remember your first steps of obedience. You received a call from God to go to seminary. You moved. You sold a home. Your kids changed schools. You sacrificed to follow this call.
Plymouth Heights Christian Reformed Church (Grand Rapids, MI) is seeking a full-time Youth Pastor.
How can the church do justice to the reality of abuse—which means we need to hear more allegations, not fewer—without being controlled by a fear of false allegations?
The puzzle pieces (painted on the wall of the children's wing) are a metaphor for the many pieces of the Bible fitting together into a coherent whole. It's a great teaching piece and reminder for all who see it.
First and Redeemer CRC Churches, located in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada are seeking a highly relational “Young Adult Faith Formation Pastor” for our combined ministry.
But just what is “independence”? How much would I eat if I only ate the food I produce myself? Probably very little. Would I drive a car if I had to build it from scratch?
For some people – many people, maybe – modern worship styles and spaces are a major draw. But are we missing the retro crowd? What do we offer people looking for a feeling of continuity with the past?
Whenever someone tells me I’ve really sacrificed, I almost feel guilty or like a fraud. Because even though I've left family and friends, God has provided me with so much and all my needs are met.
For most churches, the thought of not having a "coffee" gathering time after worship would be unthinkable. And yet, how often do we ask how effective this time is in forming the faith of all who attend?
A team of Coffee Break leaders have been revising the Coffee Break Bible Discovery leadership training and you're invited to check it out! Join us August 16 in Grand Rapids, MI or August 24 in Platte, SD.
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