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Keith Doornbos shares good news from recent Reveal research for introverted churches and information about an upcoming opportunity.

May 26, 2014 0 0 comments
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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?

May 13, 2014 0 0 comments
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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...

November 20, 2012 0 0 comments
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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?

August 9, 2012 0 11 comments
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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...

February 17, 2012 0 1 comments
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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...

November 8, 2011 0 1 comments
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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....

November 13, 2010 0 5 comments
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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...

October 18, 2010 0 3 comments
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There seems to be a growing trend to drop the Christian Reformed Church ending on church websites, signs, bulletins, etc. Many new churches use supplemental tags such as Community, Ministries, or just plain "(Name) Church." The root identity of these churches can only be found under the "beliefs...

August 18, 2010 0 1 comments
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Our church is considering offering a basic computer skills class (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint) using some donated computers/software. We have a few single parents in our neighborhood that have expressed interest. I could also see some of our older members participating. I am curious if any...

April 23, 2010 0 1 comments
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I have worked with Community Ministry Networks for over 30 years and still find that it is a foreign concept to many congregations and communities. I would be interested in learning more about what other congregations are doing to coordinate their ministry to the community with other...

February 15, 2010 0 2 comments

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