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Hello, we have an interview committee set up for the position of Music Director. Is there a list of suggested questions to ask, or to not ask?

April 26, 2017 1 2 comments
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A group of snowbirds who met at a church in Florida are planning a potluck this summer in West Michigan. Any ideas for entertainment?

April 25, 2017 0 0 comments
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I am really wrestling with what to do with all my books. I guess I could box and store them, but is there another option?

April 5, 2017 1 6 comments
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If love is the fulfillment of everything and keeps us from sin—and we are to fear no evil and love our enemies—would we love the devil being our enemy? 

April 2, 2017 0 0 comments
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How can I take not sinning seriously and not end up legalistic? How can I take not sinning seriously while still embracing God's grace?

April 2, 2017 0 3 comments
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I am looking for the music director's booklet and the DVD of the VBS curricula Beach Party: Surfin’ Through the Scriptures. 

March 27, 2017 0 2 comments
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I am looking for churches that use a co-pastoring model of leadership. Are you are willing to share your experiences/job description with a church that is considering this model? 

March 9, 2017 0 0 comments
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We are rethinking our church committee job descriptions. Does anyone have a worship task force job description that works well? 

February 27, 2017 0 4 comments
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Our church is considering recognizing the birthdays of all our members. Do other church Administrative Assistants have experience with this and/or suggestions about how to proceed?

February 27, 2017 1 7 comments
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I am looking for some resources and opportunities to do some education in the areas of spiritual health and intellectual growth. What are pastors doing these days?

February 22, 2017 1 5 comments
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I am a member of a search committee and am looking for the names and profiles of candidates graduating Calvin Seminary this year that are going to be eligible for call. Is this posted somewhere?

February 20, 2017 1 4 comments
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When did the Sabbath day start? Was it on the 7th day of the creation week? At Mount Sinai? Time of Abraham?

February 20, 2017 0 1 comments
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Do you have a favorite Bible app? Willing to share? I'm looking to purchase a study version that would also supply historically accurate maps, as well as cross-reference information. 

February 16, 2017 0 3 comments
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Our hymnal & Bible hard covers are coming off and I want to fix the books myself. Is anything better than Mactac

January 31, 2017 1 3 comments
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Does anyone have a good suggestion for a simple and confidential database to track visits with members of their congregation? 

January 30, 2017 0 4 comments
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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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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 4 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 5 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 2 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 would like to make use of the book "Austin's Topical History of Christianity." To do this, I need permission from the current copyright holder, perhaps a descendant of Bill R. Austin. Can you help?

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July 17, 2017 1 0 comments
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I am looking for a copy of Songs for Life CD, Volume 1. 

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I am looking for a connection to a Swahili Bible supplier. Can you help?

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Are there any churches who might have leftover take home papers/newsletters from the following Faith Alive curriculums and age groups?

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We're wondering if any other CR churches have experimented with the "New City Catechism" app?

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I wasn't recently asked to perform a wedding by a widow in the congregation I serve. She was advised by her attorney to enter a covenant marriage agreement (for financial reasons). Anyone have wisdom on this? 

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May 11, 2017 1 0 comments
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A group of snowbirds who met at a church in Florida are planning a potluck this summer in West Michigan. Any ideas for entertainment?

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If love is the fulfillment of everything and keeps us from sin—and we are to fear no evil and love our enemies—would we love the devil being our enemy? 

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I am looking for churches that use a co-pastoring model of leadership. Are you are willing to share your experiences/job description with a church that is considering this model? 

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March 9, 2017 0 0 comments
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Have any churches considered switching from a 501(c)(3) status to 508(c)(1)(a)?

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September 12, 2016 0 0 comments
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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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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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July 14, 2014 0 0 comments
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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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April 1, 2014 0 0 comments
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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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August 20, 2013 0 0 comments
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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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July 24, 2013 0 0 comments
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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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April 25, 2013 0 0 comments
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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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April 23, 2013 0 0 comments
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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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April 23, 2013 0 0 comments
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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