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I'm on a search committee and we could really use a database of not only pastors available for call, but also churches that are looking to hire a pastor. Does anyone know of such a resource? 

January 19, 2017 1 1 comments
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Or church is considering hiring a Director of Congregational Life. Would you be willing to share your job description for this position and whether an ordained or non-ordained pastor fills this position at your church?

January 17, 2017 1 0 comments
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I'm on the search committee for a pastor at my church and we are looking for sample evaluation forms to use when we go to hear a pastor preach. Got any ideas?

January 16, 2017 1 1 comments
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As a new church administrator, I'd like to ensure that I'm up to date on possible changes to Canadian legislation related to CRA, insurance, AODA, employment standards, etc. Any ideas?

January 11, 2017 0 4 comments
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I am a faithful member of a local church, but I love listening to sermons online throughout the week. What are some of the churches you listen to online, get fed from? 

January 10, 2017 0 3 comments
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I have a church in my area that is considering an electronic sign-in for nursery and children's ministry programs. Does anyone have suggestions or resources that may be helpful?

January 6, 2017 2 2 comments
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Hello! I am on the education committee at my church and we are interested in knowing what other churches are using for Sunday School curriculum and if they are enjoying it.

December 12, 2016 0 3 comments
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Does the senior pastor of a CRC church have to lead the installation service for elders and deacons or can an associate pastor (who is also ordained in the CRC as a minister of the Word) handle this responsibility?

December 7, 2016 1 1 comments
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I am looking for a Christmas liturgy to use this December. Got any good suggestions? 

December 5, 2016 0 2 comments
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I am searching for a collection of benedictions for worship. Got any ideas? 

December 1, 2016 1 4 comments
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Our church may be looking to switch our web host in the near future (we currently use iPower). What do you all use for your church's web host?

November 16, 2016 1 3 comments
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I was wondering if the congregation has the right or ability to ask the current elders be removed and new instated?

November 10, 2016 0 2 comments
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The current board of elders at our church voted to dismiss our pastor without any say from the rest of the church. Can something be done to reject the elders' decision? Did they have the right to do this? 

November 8, 2016 0 3 comments
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Can anyone share with me their staffing grid (job position titles and how many hours each position works) for a church with 300-350 members?

November 7, 2016 0 2 comments
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Are World Missions & Home Missions still two separate ministries? I had heard that they were combining. Our church has been taking separate offerings for them and I was wondering if that is correct. 

November 1, 2016 1 1 comments
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Our church (Trinity CRC) is considering changing to the model of having a Senior Pastor and an Associate Pastor. Do you use this model? If so, would you be willing to share job descriptions for BOTH positions? 

October 26, 2016 0 2 comments
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Does anyone have a good suggestion for Adult Bible Study/Small Group materials? 

October 25, 2016 0 6 comments
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We have a few high school exchange students attending our church regularly who have no Christian background. Any suggestions for good resources to introduce them to the Bible and Jesus?

October 24, 2016 0 1 comments
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From what I can tell we only accept straight transfers from RCA, EPC, and ECO. Does this mean that anyone coming from PRC, URC, PCA, etc. must profess their faith again in the CRC? 

September 21, 2016 0 4 comments
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I am looking to set up a protection policy in an older generation church that wants to focus more on youth. I'm looking to put a policy in place for programs running from nursery to high school. Any ideas? 

September 14, 2016 2 1 comments
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Have any churches considered switching from a 501(c)(3) status to 508(c)(1)(a)?

September 12, 2016 0 0 comments
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Does anyone presently use cloud storage for Council documents or have tips/suggestions for an online storage of Council files?

September 12, 2016 0 7 comments
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We are looking for a good computer program to access our membership records. Got any recommendations for something that's easy to use and makes it easy to access information? 

September 8, 2016 0 1 comments
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Should the congregation vote to accept the changes to the By-laws and Articles of Incorporation or only receive them as reference or information?

September 8, 2016 1 3 comments
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I am a clerk of council and need to transfer the credentials of a minister who has since retired and joined another congregation. Is this an actual form or can I simply draft a letter?

September 7, 2016 0 1 comments

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Or church is considering hiring a Director of Congregational Life. Would you be willing to share your job description for this position and whether an ordained or non-ordained pastor fills this position at your church?

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Have any churches considered switching from a 501(c)(3) status to 508(c)(1)(a)?

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In Scripture, we see YHWH triumphing over pagan gods. Are there any books or articles that compare/contrast the various Greco-Roman gods with the ministry of Jesus?

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The AAPNM (Alberta Association for Parish Nurse Ministry) is currently researching the province to find out how many RNs are working or volunteering in health ministry in their congregations. Please email Liz Nanninga @ parishnurse.ncrc@xplornet.com or Kathy Dempsey-Glegloff @ kdemp1@telus.net...

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There are so many choices out there. I was wondering if anyone had either used, or could recommend a good Admin software?

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There were many more historical accounts written about and around the time of Jesus, how is it that only a select few made it through the "...given by inspiration of God..." filter, as expressly stated in 2 Timothy 3:16. What disqualified other anecdotes and writings?

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Has anyone found a great solution for outdoor luminaries (ideally foolproof and weatherproof)? We like to have them up our driveway for Christmas Eve worship service and face unpredictable weather (Michigan in December). Last year I tried battery operated tea lights, but I think it was too cold...

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December 11, 2013 0 0 comments
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What books reflecting the Reformed world-and-life view might you recommend for teens?

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November 14, 2013 0 0 comments
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We are in the process of further developing our welcome center in our church. and the duties involved in successfully greeting and welcoming visitors.  We have some ideas but wonder if any of the CRC churches have an actual job description that describe the ways in which we can serve.

 

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One of the challenges of Disability Ministry is getting people to church on Sundays as well as during the week for ministry events. I'd like to hear some of the ways our churches have solved this challenge. Whether it's getting members to commit to driving each week, or buying a bus or van, or...

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I find more and more people turning to e-readers and was wondering if the church libraries could tap into this market and how it would work.

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July 31, 2013 0 0 comments
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The suicide rate for veterans (recent and those who served long ago) is frighteningly high. Many vets live with conflict-related disabilities such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or other injuries. Disability Concerns is looking for information (by August 16, 2013) ...

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I attended several funerals recently of seniors who had been leaders and path setters in their churches and communities.

Reflecting on all the people in my life who are now with God in Glory, I realise that listening and hearing their life experiences help form my future role as an 'aging...

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July 23, 2013 0 0 comments
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Does anyone use this Faith Alive youth resource?  I am looking at it for my junior high youth group, ages 6th to 8th grade.  What are your thoughts on depth, discussion starting and "corniness" factor??  Thanks for the input!

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Nonfiction collection materials in church libraries are difficult to select and I've been wondering if there's some mechanism whereby CRC church libraries could enlist the advice and suggestions of our colleges and universities.  For example, instead of wandering into your local...

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Hi all, 

Working on getting myself organised, and I noticed that many businesses have "privacy statements" at the bottom of their emails to remind people that these emails are private and confidential, and meant only for the person to whom their addressed, etc. Do any of you have one that...

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We've been looking at providing reading materials for the visually impaired. I thought this would be easy but as I delve further into the issue many questions are popping up.  Audio books are expensive..how do we know what type of materials would appeal to the readers...do we incorporate this...

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I just got a phone call from a man named Peter in Florida who is hoping to teach No Easy Answers with 9-12 graders. He wants to speak with someone who has taught it and can give him some advice on teaching it. It's one that I haven't taught. Please let me know if you'd like to help Peter out....

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January 14, 2013 0 0 comments
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We as Administrative Elders have set a goal to develop future leaders in our congregation.  We're currently finding out who has served in leadership roles in the past (leadership being elder, deacon, small group leader, other team/committee leader, etc, etc) and we're going to ask current...

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September 20, 2012 0 0 comments
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I am marrying a couple with limited English proficiency, and I would like them to be able to say their vows in farsi. Does anyone have this?

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June 6, 2012 0 0 comments
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So often we see kids lose faith as they grow older.   In many denominations and churches, we see a bigger population age shift than we do in general society.   Why is that?  What can we do about it?  

Do most people still participate in devotions with their children daily?   And what do...

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Our worship center is rather short from front-to-back and the screen which was initially installed (in the center) covers the cross which is behind the pulpit. In addition, there is a clear-story above the front of the room so we have ambient light conditions to confront.

I'm researching...

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March 3, 2011 0 0 comments
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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,...

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January 19, 2011 0 0 comments
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This summer our church (Kitchener, Ontario Canada) ran an evening VBS. Do any other churches out there do this? What are the keys to it being successful? We want to try it again in 2011, but we want to get wise to better ways of doing things.

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August 4, 2010 0 0 comments
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Crown Financial Ministries says that "when we take a portion of our tithe and divert it to keep our children in Christian schools, it's really a gift in self-interest. Educational costs are your normal responsibility. Therefore, if God wants your children to attend private school, He will...

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