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Is there a "best practice" for archiving, distributing and making available Council Minutes (with respect to both print and digital versions)?

July 29, 2014 0 3 comments
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This question is from a real-life situation which Dr. Henry DeMoor has responded to based on his extensive knowledge of the Christian Reformed Church Order.

July 15, 2014 0 1 comments
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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?

July 14, 2014 0 0 comments
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This question is from a real-life situation which Dr. Henry DeMoor has responded to based on his extensive knowledge of the Christian Reformed Church Order.

June 27, 2014 0 1 comments
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If someone is licensed and ordained an interfaith minister, who's ecclesiastical authority would they be responsible to?

June 9, 2014 0 1 comments
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Our worship team was talking about transposing church music into a higher or lower key to make it more manageable for people to sing. We were thinking of trying musescore.org...

May 28, 2014 0 5 comments
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This question is from a real-life situation which Dr. Henry DeMoor has responded to based on his extensive knowledge of the Christian Reformed Church Order.

May 27, 2014 0 3 comments
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I would like to hear from churches who have adults with intellectual disabilities who attend your worship services. How do we make worship meaningful to them? What are some useful tips to help our pastor to preach his sermons in a way which will be understood by everyone? What about the rest of the service?

May 27, 2014 0 3 comments
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In our church, deacons are very little more than “elders in waiting.” Is this true elsewhere in our denomination?

May 6, 2014 0 1 comments
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Is there a policy in the CRC for how salary amounts for church staff should be disclosed to the congregation?

April 27, 2014 0 2 comments
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We've just had a service in which elders and deacons were installed. I noticed that nothing was said about officebearers keeping inviolate all that has been entrusted to them in confidence. Any thoughts?

April 9, 2014 0 2 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?

April 1, 2014 0 0 comments
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This question is from a real-life situation to which Dr. Henry DeMoor has responded to based on his extensive knowledge of the Christian Reformed Church Order.

March 24, 2014 0 1 comments
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As a committee, we are looking for a book or devotional to read together and help center our focus on our purpose: Faith Formation of our church community.

March 20, 2014 0 1 comments
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I would like to offer a roundtable on this topic in the Chicagoland area.  Some churches may have retreats?  Maybe some other ideas about length of time?  Any other ideas welcome!

February 14, 2014 1 2 comments
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I would like to offer a roundtable on this topic in the Chicagoland area. 

February 14, 2014 0 2 comments
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What should one do in the case of a tie vote when electing officebearers?

This question is from a real-life situation to which Dr. Henry DeMoor has responded to based on his extensive knowledge of the Christian Reformed Church Order. The first answer given has been taken from the Christian...

February 4, 2014 0 1 comments
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Has anyone used the song "Great I Am" (Jared Anderson) in worship?  If so, I was looking for any suggestions about how to make the song more easily singable for the congregation.  It seems that no matter what key I put it in, either the verse is too low or high or the bridge is too low or high...

January 27, 2014 0 2 comments
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We have a woman who will be baptized as a new believer soon and she has a son in grade 2.  Both have become a part of our congregation and been participting in the church faithfully and actively.  We are very thankful and excited about carrying out the Great Commission in our city and Praise the...

January 24, 2014 0 6 comments
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Greetings Everyone! I am wondering if anyone knows if there is some sort of records or database regarding how many churches in the CRC have made the transition from a traditional Council structure to a model where Elders and Deacons are split into administrative and pastoral type roles? (...

January 23, 2014 0 2 comments
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we are in the midst of creating job descriptions for our volunteer positions and would like to see what other churches may already have in place.

January 22, 2014 0 1 comments

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Our church is in process of creating a new guest Wi-Fi Network throughout the church building. When users sign-in to the Wi-Fi Network we would like to have a Terms of Use page similar to one you would find at other public Wi-Fi locations. I'm wondering if other churches have done similar things...

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I am trying to locate the booklet 'Someone Cares' by Rev Leonard Schalkwyk. It is out of print and may have a revised title. Can anyone direct me on this? 

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June 27, 2017 0 0 comments
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I'm looking to purchase a new compact Bible and wonder what version most CRC pastors are using. I see the TNIV, ESV, and NLT have all been approved in the last 11 years. 

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June 27, 2017 0 0 comments
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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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June 15, 2017 0 0 comments
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We're wondering if any other CR churches have experimented with the "New City Catechism" app?

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May 23, 2017 0 0 comments
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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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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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April 2, 2017 0 0 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? 

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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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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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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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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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August 19, 2013 0 0 comments
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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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