The Network’s Top 25 of 2014

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The New Year always brings out all of the Top ## Lists from every source imaginable. And we don’t want to disappoint!

The year  2014 was full of many changes on The Network: a new site in February which allowed every Network member the ability to post content, ministry sections added/updated, staffing changes, and more. Throughout the year faithful Network Guides and Contributors posted new blogs, resources, discussions and Q&A. Here are the Top 25 most-read posts which were published in 2014 on The Network:

  1. Jake: A Tribute in Youth Ministry by Ray Heeres, Listowel, ON
  2. Dear Parents: Thank You for Bringing Your Children to Worship in Intergenerational Ministry by Karen DeBoer, Kitchener, ON
  3. Redeeming Halloween in Faith Formation by Shannon Jammal-Hollemans, Grand Rapids, MI
  4. Where Young Christians Should Go to Church and Why in Faith Formation by George McGuire, Springville, AL
  5. What Do We Want from The Banner? in Synod by Kenneth Baker, Kalamazoo, MI
  6. Will Synod Appoint Timmermans as New Executive Director? in Synod by Loren Veldhuizen, Orange City, IA
  7. 12 Reasons to Love and Not Fear Muslims in Global Mission by Greg Sinclair, Hamilton, ON
  8. Church Signs: Who’s Your Audience? in Church Admin & Finance by Verlyn Verbrugge, Comstock Park, MI
  9. Downton Abbey and World Missions in Global Mission by Steven Van Zanen, Grand Rapids, MI
  10. An “Ordinary” Pastor in Pastors by Julius Medenblik, Grand Rapids, MI
  11. Talking about Robin Williams and Suicide in Disability Concerns by Mark Stephenson, Zeeland, MI
  12. Growing Churches in Church Planting by Amy Schenkel, Grand Rapids, MI
  13. Confessional Commitments and Academic Freedom in Synod by Michael LeRoy, Grand Rapids, MI
  14. Strange Practice with a Strange Name in Elders by Louis Tamminga, Grand Rapids, MI
  15. Why We Don’t Want to Rent Space in Church Admin & Finance by Sam Hamstra, Lombard, IL
  16. Question about changing words of copyrighted songs in Worship by Rebecca Ligtenberg, San Marcos, CA
  17. Tablets in Church in Church & Web by Mavis Moon, San Jose, CA
  18. Sermon-entricity on Sunday in Pastors by Sam Hamstra, Lombard, IL
  19. Elders and Members Keeping in Contact in Elders by Louis Tamminga, Grand Rapids, MI
  20. “Five Streams” Revisited in Elders by Louis Tamminga, Grand Rapids, MI
  21. Putting Music in Its Place in Worship in Worship by Christy Olsen, Colorado Springs, CO
  22. All of Life is Worship - Really? in Worship by Sam Hamstra, Lombard, IL
  23. On Church Signs in Church Admin & Finance by Verlyn Verbrugge, Comstock Park, MI
  24. Long Goodbye in Classis in Classis by Norman Visser, Ingersoll, ON
  25. Enough is Enough in Classis by Norman Visser, Ingersoll, ON

Those are the top posts for 2014. You can get the ball rolling in 2015 and post your blog, resource, discussion topic or ministry Q&A. See How to Add Your Post on The Network and share your experience and perspectives with people in ministry in the CRC and beyond.

You’ve seen our Top 25. What were your favorite Network posts in 2014?

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