Systems are made up of policies, which are in the hands of politicians, who are elected through partisanship, which puts us all in our silos. So this stuff is hard, and it feels bad. 

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I see a church community as a place to experience the contagiousness of courage. Surrounded by fellow hikers on the path, we hear and see people cheering us on while we in turn do the same for others.

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Do you have any resources/tips/advice for a ladies Bible study who would like to introduce prayer partners? I am leading about 10 women and would like to introduce the idea to them. 

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Classis Grand Rapids South has created a 30 day devotional to promote a time of prayer and celebration commemorating the 500th year anniversary of the Reformation. We'd love for you to use and share! 

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Kathy took great care in telling her Story Hour children that Bible stories are true. She wasn't sure, however, what impression she was making. But one day a mother of one of Kathy's three-year-olds shared a story from home. 

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Did you know that the Christian Reformed Church sponsors its own agency who specializes in offering insurance benefits to churches? If you're looking for insurance or have questions, let's talk! 

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By sharing our best ideas and leaning on each other for support, we can better grow God’s garden. Connect with other small group leaders in our new Facebook group: Coffee Break Leader Connect. 

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We've assembled fresh content to help you and your church learn about human trafficking in Canada and respond. 

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Please consider using this prayer for the suffering church in Egypt on November 5 or 12, the International Day(s) of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. 

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Faith Formation Ministries is seeking a part-time (8-15 hour/week) Children's Ministry Catalyzer. 

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Dear teenager, I see you. I see you torn between becoming what God designed you to be and pleasing culture. I see you trying to balance it all. As your youth pastor, here is my plea for you. 

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Covenant Life Church, nestled in beautiful downtown Grand Haven, is seeking a uniquely gifted pastor who values shared leadership in a collaborative co-pastor arrangement. 

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Typically, those who trust others have a heart of empathy, are naively innocent (without “street smarts”), and are more easily taken advantage of. Predators know this and zero in on their target like a hunter on its prey.

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Pornography is part of a global injustice and abuse of women and children and is not simply an issue of a man’s personal struggles with temptation.

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My book on depression could serve as a resource for pastors and elders when looking for mental health resources. Available on Amazon.com under title This Poison Called Depression

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“God gave you two ears and only one mouth for a reason!” my Sunday School teacher declared, looking at me intently to make sure I understood. Years later, working in the field of "mission," those words are immensely helpful.

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I recently asked the CRC Pastors’ Facebook Group what they wanted to tell CRCNA staff about our connection to classes. There were many responses, but here is the main nugget: show you care about us.

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One day Art Briles was celebrated as the new assistant head coach for the Hamilton Tiger Cats, a professional football team in the Canadian Football League. The next day the appointment was rescinded. Why?

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Sonrise CRC in Ponoka, AB, is seeking a full time pastor. 

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On September 5th, Faith Formation Ministries sent out the first edition of the new CRCNA Youth Ministry newsletter! Find relevant content, resources, and stories from the trenches.

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IN: Deacons, IN: Elders

In light of the recent spate of Article 17 terminations, this is an article worth wide dissemination. I see far too many pastors being pushed out far too quickly for often ill-defined reasons. 

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