About a month ago, we received an email from our Stated Clerk to discuss the 3 Synodical Study Committee reports. My question is: how do I best lead these discussions?
At our elders meeting we were discussing the need to provide leadership training for potential elders or deacons that haven't yet felt qualified or inspired to serve. Do materials exist?
It's Ministry Question Monday! Do you have ideas for helping people develop prayer lives that go beyond Sundays?
Our church council would like to nominate two young adult representatives, one of whom has served previously. Is this permissible? Secondly may someone be nominated twice?
It's Ministry Question Monday and today's featured question is: "How does your church transition new deacons into their role?"
It's Ministry Question Monday and we're excited to share with you the FIRST featured ministry question! Now that we have the question, let's start the discussion.
How do we train and equip people to pray for worship? And how do we prepare those who pray with—and for—others after the service?
Does your Coffee Break group do a warm up before going into the study? If so, would you be willing to share ideas of video clips, songs, or speakers that you use?
Our church is in transition and looking to re-establish what it means to be a committee that takes care of the Property and the Finances of the church. What ought this group do?
Is it possible for Faith Alive to make ebook/kindle versions of previously published material? Good resources quickly go out of print and it seems a shame to not be able to access them in any way.
Is their a guideline regarding voting at congregational meetings if someone is a professing member and is under the age of 18?
Does anyone have suggestions for resources that can be used for helping children/youth prepare for baptism?
Does anyone have a regular regimen of training for your sound technicians or other technology operators? If so, how often do you train and what sources do you use?
At the beginning of the school year, my church holds a "Promotion Sunday" for Sunday School. Any suggestions for activities to entice folks that don't normally come to Sunday School?
Our church is beginning the transition to implementing background checks. We are running into several snags and would love the input and experience of others.
An article in the Banner made me more aware of copyright permission and so I'm trying to do it right. Do I need to buy a copyright license (between $200 and $400) to project only 2 or 3 songs?
Does anyone know of any short but effective ministry evaluation tools? I would appreciate any suggestions you may have.
I recently got into a discussion that could probably be boiled down to "Why does the church's theology matter? Both churches [profess the creeds] so who cares what they believe past that."
Is Classis a separate organization from the churches it represents? Do we have to be incorporated?
I am the newly elected president and one member has raised a concern that our executive committee includes both of our pastoral staff. What is the appropriate membership?
I'm in the first month of my position as "Director of Youth Ministries" and have been approached to suggest some Bible Study resources. Any books or materials that worked well for you?
If the Faith Alive "HC and Me" material is not a good fit what are some alternative options?
I'd LOVE to know: how many Christian Reformed congregations will be running community gardens this summer, either on church property or nearby?
Small group conversations are challenging for hearing-impaired members & small group discussions aren't accessible to the range of cognitive development. How have others tackled this?
We need help composing biblical guidelines that can be understood by the typical teen, are based on respectful behavior toward the leaders and one another, and aren't a list of "don't" rules.