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Made with love, one small step at a time

Our daughter and son-in-law had their first child during the Advent season. As new grandparents, you realize very quickly that you can discover new born love again and that when you are invited to share in that young life, your own life changes. Over night. The miracle of this new moment brings me back to Psalm 139 and verses like, “ For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was...
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Coaching Corner: Welcome to Our Mess

As a coach, I am invited into a church before they’ve had a chance to clean up. It is a real privilege to be there in these awkward times where we as people of God are able to wrestle with an issue and see what God has in store for us. 

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May It Be a Sweet, Sweet Sound

What if God wants us to talk to Him more like my two-year-old talks to me? Maybe He really does want the messy, the mundane, and everything in between. What an incredible thought! 

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Rave Reviews for New Catechism Study

Looking for something new for youth group or catechism class? The Big Question is getting rave reviews! This informal four-session exploration of Q&A 1 is easy to lead and offers lots of activity options to choose from.

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Grace 2.0: The Depths of Grace

Just because you’ve never dove to the depths of the ocean floor doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. In the same way, just because you've never done the most horrific thing you could think of doesn't mean that grace can not, and does not, cover it. 

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50 Ways to Strengthen Adult Education

Vital churches provide ways for people of all ages to grow in faith through learning. These 50 Ways can help your congregation build a strong program of Christian education for adults.

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A Different Sort of King

As Jesus rides the donkey into Jerusalem, a crowd gathers—ordinary citizens waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna!” The crowds probably mean “Save us from the Romans." But Jesus has his eyes on a bigger enemy. 

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Introducing Mimi Larson

We are excited to introduce to you the newest member of our Faith Formation Ministries team: Mimi Larson. Mimi serves as the CRC's Children's Ministry Catalyzer. We asked Mimi some questions to get to know her better. 

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Every Act of the Will

When an individual’s will becomes an end in itself, it becomes an idol. Chesterton referred to this as the “worship of will." 

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His Enough is Enough

Prayers may not be answered the way we want or at the time we want, but when we choose to trust that His power is enough to use all things for our good and His glory, we can find contentment in all circumstances.

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Children and Communion

While each child’s developmental path is unique, there are common patterns in how children’s understanding of the Lord’s Supper typically unfolds. This two-page resource summarizes those patterns from preschool through the teenage years.

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