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Unbeknownst to me, I was doing what I now know is called faith formation. I was walking along side of them. I was helping them to grow and understand themselves, the world around them, their faith...

May 20, 2014 2 0 comments
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For what seemed to be a brief while (to me) there was a bit of a trend in the Church to abhor "planning" as a way of "stifling the Spirit." But has this short little trend been replaced with too much "order", "planning", and "professionalism"?

May 13, 2014 4 1 comments
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Last week I attended a Next Step in Congregational Faith Formation workshop. Though not quite what I’d expected it was more than I thought it would be.

April 30, 2014 2 0 comments
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I have a full set replica of Aaron's Garments as designed by God and communicated to Moses.  The record is in Exodus 28.  Since receiving these pricey garments as a gift in November of 2008, it has been my privilege to use them to point to our Great High Priest 45 times, sometimes in worship...

April 24, 2014 0 0 comments
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Where to go with Doubt

   From time to time, everyone who has been taught or has embraced the Christian faith will go through periods of doubt. 
   One approach is to quit church, abandon Christian friends and plunge into a way of life that presumes God does not exist.  With that...

April 23, 2014 0 1 comments
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It was several years ago that I thought to focus my sabbatical on the work of Henri Nouwen. I had acquired a variety of his books through my years of ministry and had even heard him speak once at Redeemer University College in Ancaster Ontario. In reading the different books I always felt that...

April 19, 2014 0 0 comments
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As a committee, we are looking for a book or devotional to read together and help center our focus on our purpose: Faith Formation of our church community.

March 20, 2014 0 1 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

Webinar recorded March 5, 2014. This webinar will explore the current youth ministry landscape and the challenges of developing a contextual approach to discipleship that is good for the local church.

March 5, 2014 0 0 comments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  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
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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
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Do you have any resources on mentoring, specifically one on two or three, high schoolers mostly. 
 

July 25, 2012 0 2 comments

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