These models and word pictures have been proposed as ideas as how to strike a healthy balance in the church of being welcoming, being discerning, being a place of embracing brokenness and being a place of deep transformation both individually and corporately.
Sometimes small congregations assume that any significant community ministry effort is beyond their reach. Read how a smaller church can make a big impact in their community.
In this free webinar, Barbara Hampton will share skills, methods, and best practices for leading ESL Bible Study groups.
Each Halloween, Christians have a great opportunity to meet their neighbors and to let their lights shine (Matthew 5:16). Find 8 ways in which you can seek to redeem Halloween in your community!
Just how much should we engage with culture? For many in the class who come from a holiness tradition that keeps church and world quite separate, the question of lines is a very important one.
The ‘good ole days’ may tell the story of how front porches were the norm. That is a far cry from the backyard concept where neighbours find their privacy.
I'd LOVE to know: how many Christian Reformed congregations will be running community gardens this summer, either on church property or nearby?
We all have been shown great mercy in our lives. When we therefore show no mercy to others, especially believers, we sin greatly.
Work of the devil? Work of the Triune God? Work of angels? Work of humans? Touchable? Untouchable? Genius in its composition? A disordered work of fiction? These are no new questions for the Christian who would approach the sacred text which Muslims describe as "noble" "unchanged" "final" and "...
With Scripture, stories and practical examples, this webinar explores how every Christian/follower of Jesus can be on God’s mission right where they live.
Accad says: "....Your view of Islam will affect your attitude to Muslims. Your attitude will, in turn influence your approach to Christian-Muslim interaction, and that approach will affect the ultimate outcome of your presence as a witness among Muslims."
The Lebanese scholar...
It seems to me that the CRCNA through World Renew needs to become engaged in community development in North America. What do you think?
My eyes have always been drawn to the seemingly insignificant details of life. Detail such as the elderly lady — a patient at the hospital where we were singing on Christmas Day — who was ‘parked’ in the hallway. To me, she was why Jesus came to the earth.
"Do not be conformed to this world..." Romans 12:2. One searching believer's thoughts on the connection between being 'in the world and not of it' and the gospel message of belonging.
This recorded webinar explores how and why living in, with and among your neighbours is so important.
When I talk to Lori, I sense some faith. She’s a spiritual person. However, she doesn’t belong to a local church. We all know such people. And as far as we know, they’ve not received the gospel. So, how are we supposed to reach them?
Approximately three percent of the earth’s population is living in a country or setting that is different from the one in which they were born. Many of these people have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Keith Doornbos shares good news from recent Reveal research for introverted churches and information about an upcoming opportunity.
Small Groups carry a lot of weight in churches. We expect that if people participate in groups they will grow and change. What change are we working toward and how do we know if it happened?
Just meeting for the first time this evening to begin planning for a local Christian Golf Ministry. There are several such ministries around the country but none here in Colorado so far as I can tell. Our community is blessed with really great weather nearly all year long and since my wife and...
Wondering what church do for first time guests to make them feel appreciated? Do you give them gifts? Send them thank you cards for attending?
I recently discovered that the local Rotary Club in extremely influential in my community for networking and developing support for ministry and local projects. I've also been encountered with the possibility of being welcomed in as a member since in many ways I'm the "CEO" type figure of a...
I was surfing the web earlier today, looking at the state of church websites. I came across Woodside Bible Chapel which contained a rather unique video to promote their church's ministries. You can check it out by going to www.woodsidechurch.ca, go to Our Ministries and watch the video. It is...
What evangelism training tools do you use to equip your CRC church to go out and share the gospel? I have been using the One Verse Evangelism and the Bridge Illustration from the Navigators (http://www.navigators.org/us/ ) and the tools/tracts from the Way of the Master (http://wayofthemaster....
The house next door to our church went into foreclosure and we bought it from the bank (for $14,000). Over the last few years, several ideas have come up that would have involved securing an adjacent or nearby property. So, when the opportunity arose, we put in an offer.
It's a bittersweet...