Do we really assign Deacons, Elders, and Pastors their Biblical roles? How well do our members know what the function of each office really is?
Why is it important to be part of a denomination? How well are we teaching Church History in our local churches?
This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 02/20/2013 So your congregation is moving forward on welcoming children and all baptized members to the Lord's Supper. Here’s your chance to get them answered by our panelists, and to hear the questions that other churches are asking.
How should the church approach the "Gun Issue"? How does social media shape our minds as to our approach to owning and using guns and the outbreak of violence"?
At 12:00 p.m. ET on February 13, Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock and Chaplain Herman Keizer will present, "Helping Veterans Suffering Moral Injury after War." They'll discuss the definition and causes of moral injury, how it differs from post-traumatic stress disorder and what’s involved in the...
Further to the Church Order, has anyone formulated a policy or guideline to determine under what conditions a couple can be married in your church? Question came up in a Consistory meeting, thinking about past marriages between believers and non-believers who subsequently disappeared. What about...
Does the person who is chosen to complete the term of an elder who resigns need to be installed if he has served as an elder before?
Around this time each year our council receives the financial results for the church year, and we also recieve statistics on the annual giving of our members (without names). We then have a recurring discussion from the year before noting certain patterns and how many "zeros" there are. The...
You have any idea how a visitor views your church? Do we take for granted we are doing everything well?
This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 12/05/2012 Now you are ordained by the church to provide spiritual oversight to the body of Christ. What does that involve? Together we will explore the nature of spiritual leadership in the church.
At 3:00 p.m. ET/12 noon PT on Wednesday December 5, 2012, Rev. Andrew Beunk, Lead Pastor at the New Westminster CRC in Burnaby, B.C. will present a webinar titled: "Called to Be An Elder? Now What?" This webinar will explore the nature of spiritual leadership in the church. For complete details...
In the midst of polarizing debates about homosexuality, how can we navigate diverse perspectives, extend hospitality, encourage faithful discipleship and promote unity and integrity in our churches? This webinar will reflect on the stories of gay Christians and encourage transformational...
Do small churches have enough programs for their members? Better question: Can small churches have enough programs for their members?
What are we hiding? How well are we communicating who we are as the Christian Reformed Church of North America?
Have you ever heard someone say, "Church is boring?" How do you explain that the church is about more than entertainment?
Are you quick to complain but slow to give thanks? What are your plans for Thanksgiving Day?
Is there information on line which would be helpful when thinking about a ministry to inactives?
We currently serve both wine and grape juice, giving parishioners a choice. But we also have several AA groups that use our facility during the week, and know that they have an open invitation to worship with us. There are a couple of members who have strong objection to switching to all grape...
Do we know how to pray? What petitions of the Lord's Prayer do we include in our congregational/Pastoral prayers?
I was a member of a congregation that elected a man to become an Elder without knowing his true background. According to the information in 1Tim 3, this man does not come near to the Biblical requirements of an Elder let alone the church standards.
The Bible also says we shall not gossip....
What comes first the chicken or the egg? What comes first what we do or what we say we will do?
We are created equal. We are not created equal. Which is it? I would suggest that as individuals we are not all equal.
What is the bottom line? My wife and I just purchased a new car and that was the question that we asked ourselves as well as the dealer who sold us the car. With that question fresh on my mind, I thought about it in a larger context; namely life.
How wrong can a School Administrator be or is He right? My concern is based on a conversation I had with a Christian School Administrator. The conversation occurred a few years ago and it made a lasting impression on me.
Wondering if there is an administrative handbook for Church record-keeping? Do you have any ready to use templates of minutes for council or eder meetings?