The 2018 Operation Manna offering for Canadian CRCs will take place on May 6th, 2018. Our 2018 Campaign features two OM partners that are reaching out to refugees in their community. Are you participating?
The April issue of For Deacons provides resources to churches, especially deacons, on how to develop an effective policy for meeting benevolence requests, whether from church members or through community relationships.
Effective benevolence requires good communication and relational skills. Here are some resources that have been used well by deacons.
Jedd Medefind from the organization, Christian Alliance For Orphans, interviews Dr. Ron Sider on how to integrate justice into the Christian life and church.
Big news for deacons! The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) and the Reformed Church in America (RCA) have teamed up to produce an ongoing newsletter for deacons.
Foods Resource Bank provides a way of fundraising for food security programs, including those implemented by World Renew. Get involved on Foods Resource Bank (FRB) Sunday by using this 'Prayer for Farmers' bulletin insert and litany.
Your congregation’s participation in DRS Sunday is life-changing for someone recovering from a disaster. We invite your church to hold a DRS Sunday in 2018. Materials are available.
I'm looking for those I've worked with in Kalamazoo, MI, for Kalamazoo Diaconal. We've seem to have lost contact.
In a society that puts huge value on Black Friday and Christmas as times of money and goods, Christians have to double down on our focus of deeper meaning and values being shown through our actions.
The World Renew 2017-18 Gift Catalog is a way to "stand in the gap" on behalf of people who face oppression and poverty. Invite your church to help fill the poverty gap this Christmas!
With a booming economy in the U.S. and Canada, finding reliable and kind people to help with in home care is a huge challenge. Has you church stepped in the gap?
Our deacons are planning our annual seniors Christmas dinner and we are looking for a simple and interactive activity. Any ideas?
During my time as deacon, one thing we have really struggled with is how to answer cold calls (people we don't know). How does your church handle cold calls?
As part of our mission to inspire deacons in the work that they do, we want to share various deacons' experiences. Today we'd like you to meet Mrs. Rene Wall from John Calvin CRC in Truro, Nova Scotia.
This two-page resource from Faith Formation Ministries offers ten tips to help deacons care for others, as well as themselves, as they live out their calling and serve their congregation and community through their diaconal ministry.
As I lay in bed, I thought about a discussion I had with a sister in the faith that highlighted just one of many paradoxes of poverty.
Westminster Seminary in Glenside, PA, is the site of the 2017 Deacon and Mercy Training, Saturdays, November 18, December 2, and 16 from 9:00-12:00.
In light of the recent spate of Article 17 terminations, this is an article worth wide dissemination. I see far too many pastors being pushed out far too quickly for often ill-defined reasons.
By participating in this year’s World Hunger campaign, you and your congregation will be invited to join in this story-changing work.
World Renew invites you to join us in ending hunger by holding a special service in your church. Check out these Canadian Foodgrains Bank resources.
Imagine approaching a church as a total stranger and asking permission to use the facility for a memorial service and luncheon, within the next 48 hours. Two weeks ago, I was the stranger.
Last night was my first meeting as a deacon and I was extremely impressed with how the Lord has placed these men in this precious role in the church. I'm excited and ask for prayer as I trust the Lord in this new role.
View sample job descriptions for elders and deacons that can be modified to suit the specific needs, priorities and circumstances within your congregation.
How do you create space for remembering in your church or around your dinner table? If you'd like, please feel free to share the name of a loved one you are remembering this Easter.
Oftentimes what we are passionate about spills over in our conversations. Are we so passionate about our faith that we simply can’t help but share it?