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When I first read these words “Where young Christians should go to church and why” I thought to myself, “They can go wherever they want to!”  As I read on, I realized that the person making the recommendation was one of the leading Christian churchmen of our time, and so I kept reading.  Let me...

February 18, 2014 0 5 comments
Q&A

We have a woman who will be baptized as a new believer soon and she has a son in grade 2.  Both have become a part of our congregation and been participting in the church faithfully and actively.  We are very thankful and excited about carrying out the Great Commission in our city and Praise the...

January 24, 2014 0 6 comments
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Four years and two months ago our daughter Sarah died of leukemia.

How I miss her!  Every November it's the anniversary, time to remember, and a sort of cold fog wraps our hearts and minds.  But November is not the only time. We can't predict what might stir up that sadness, and...

January 13, 2014 0 11 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 09/18/2013 This webinar will build on intergenerational biblical foundations and provide a wide variety of ideas and resources for strengthening the interaction between the generations in our congregations.

September 18, 2013 0 0 comments
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This webinar was recorded on: Thu, 05/30/2013 This webinar introduces some of the sobering statistics about youth staying, leaving and returning to church in Canada.

May 30, 2013 0 0 comments
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Enjoying creation in its fullness comes with taste, smell, sight, sound, and touch. What is the rhythm of your life where a moment comes and you say, TGIF?

February 22, 2013 1 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

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.

February 20, 2013 0 0 comments
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Originally scheduled for January 30 at 12:00 ET, this webinar is in the process of being re-scheduled. For up-to-date information on upcoming, proposed and archived webinars, please visit crcna.org/webinars

January 23, 2013 0 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 11/07/2012 Many churches are now dealing with the reality of losing the Millennial Generation for good. If that seems unacceptable to you and your church, then there may be some options to help your church become more relevant to this tough-to-define audience. But be warned, this webinar is not for the faint of heart.

November 7, 2012 0 0 comments
Q&A

  Hi everyone, hoping some of you have experience in dealing with the many resources available regarding gift based ministry. I have been looking over some resources, and since there are so many of them available, I thought I would see if any of you could share with me what you used and what...

November 5, 2012 0 2 comments
Q&A

I am serving in a church that has been strongly affected by 'biblical counselling' as the only legitimate counselling people should seek as Christians.  Please enlighten

October 4, 2012 0 1 comments
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I often wonder what Karlie, my 15 month old grand daughter is learning. A few Sundays ago she drop her offering into the plate without any prompting. How did she learn to do that? It wasn’t explained to her; even if it was she couldn’t have understood what was said.  The neurosciences...

August 10, 2012 0 3 comments
Q&A

Do you have any resources on mentoring, specifically one on two or three, high schoolers mostly. 
 

July 25, 2012 0 2 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 04/25/2012 Is your congregation reflecting on Synod's decision to welcome children to the Lord's Supper? Join us to explore the roles of the pastor, elders, and parents in this significant process - and equip your congregation to move forward with joy.

April 25, 2012 0 0 comments
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Wow, that was a great webinar! Thanks to Thea and Pat for sharing their time and knowledge with all of us. Although attendence was capped at 100 (our license limit) we heard from some of you that had a half dozen around one computer. Another church had it on the bigger screen with about 20...

April 25, 2012 0 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 03/07/2012 This webinar will present basic principles of discipling and enfolding which will help you embrace the new people God is sending to your church.

March 7, 2012 0 0 comments
Q&A

It seems to me that mentoring is one of the ways that congregations can best disciple each other in these times of disconnection and dislocation.  We have several generations in our churches with several generation gaps.  Yet we long for a sense of belonging, of unity, of engagement with each...

November 29, 2011 0 3 comments
Q&A

So, we're just beginning with the process of pairing adults and children into mentoring relationships as part of welcoming and guiding them to participate in the Lord's Supper as well as the full ministry life of the church, but we are sorely in need of more options or resources for mentors to...

March 9, 2011 0 1 comments
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I read some great books recently that I want to suggest to Christians. We need to gain knowledge. Knowledge is power. I read the following:

Why I Believe - D. James Kennedy

In The Begining - Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood - Walt Brown PhD

February 25, 2011 0 1 comments
Q&A

The Network's Sunday School Guide Joland Howe recenlty blogged about a website she came across as a great website dealing with the topic of Faith Formation and some specifically with children.

To quote Jolanda:

This website is packed with research, ideas,...

January 19, 2011 0 0 comments
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Never-Ending Formation

Why have we so easily assumed that spiritual formation is an urgent concern only in the early decades of life – perhaps the first two or three decades?

It’s a sad myth to believe that faith formation happens only (or primarily) during the early chapters of life...

November 23, 2010 0 2 comments
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I'm wondering if anyone else has concerns about the phrase "faith formation."

Some of us discussed this at a recent classis meeting. Many thought it was vague and would have preferred a confessional or biblical phrase. My concern is that its ambiguity might encourage or reinforce non-...

October 26, 2010 0 2 comments
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CHURCHES WITH INFANT BAPTISM HAVE A PROBLEM!

 

I’m convinced that churches which practice infant baptism have a problem. And it’s not a problem they are usually aware of.

Let me be clear. I believe in infant baptism. I believe the church should practice it. I thrilled when I...

October 26, 2010 0 8 comments
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I've tried to do a good bit of objective thinking lately about the events that best form faith in the lives of children and youth. Maybe I think about it more objectively now than when I was in the pastorate. I was too close to it all then. And every once in a while, I come across a very...

September 24, 2010 0 4 comments

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