Ministry with children is a big job. It’s an important job. The Children’s Ministry toolkit was designed to provide you with the support you need to do the work you do.
I hesitated at first and was going to say no, but I began sharing that my story was different from theirs because I don’t live in their world of business. I shared how I left the business world to follow God’s call to ministry.
In Uncomfortable, Brett McCracken analyzes, laments, and offers perspective on the struggle, for as the old saw goes, even if you are fortunate enough to find the perfect church, you will surely ruin it when you join.
A Lenten resource from Today daily devotional to help you actively prepare for Easter this year.
I’m convinced that the most authentic faith formation happens in organic, everyday, non-formal interactions with the people God puts in our circles.
Growing up in a Christian Reformed Church, I can’t say that I was very aware of the season of Lent. However, my ability to experience Lent has grown proportionately with my involvement in planning worship.
Like many parents I’m interested in increasing my understanding of how I and my family might live into and live out of Lent. Here are four resources we’ll be using this year.
The themes entwined in the Lenten season — self-examination, lament, mortality — aren’t easy concepts for kids to wrap their brains around. For Lent this year, consider adding visual and tactile elements to your observation of Lent.
God has given us our lives twice: first through creation and then through the death and resurrection of God the Son. Maybe like Sheldon Cooper we'd rather not live with a sense of biding indebtedness, but there it is.
If you’re engaged in ministry with children in the CRC, we've got great news for you!
Scripture is clear that believers are blessed to be a blessing. What practical ideas do you have for being a blessing to others in your church and community?
Faith is mysterious. No matter what we do in church or at home, we can’t make faith happen. But, like a farmer, there’s much we can do to till the “soil” that faith grows in.
Weekly worship gatherings are the family reunions of God’s people. But we don’t always remember to fully include people of all ages on Sunday mornings. Here are ten ways to build intergenerational worship practices at your church.
A biblical vision of worship that puts God on display through relationships that encourage both introverts and extroverts to go deep into their inner worlds while at the same time moving outward in sacrificial love.
While each person’s spiritual journey is unique, there are common patterns. This helpful brochure explores how children and teens of different ages experience God and grow in faith.
Immigrants today are a blessing to our congregations, communities, families, economy, and country. This resource shares ten ideas for showing hospitality and experiencing the blessings immigrants bring.
Seeking justice is a spiritual discipline — a tangible way for us to express our faith by obeying the commands to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. This resource shares 10 tips for North Americans who want to follow Christ in seeking justice today.
Sometimes we resist cross pollination out of fear. Fear of losing our youth to another youth group. Fear of our children leaving the protective bubble. The problem, of course, is the bubble works against resilience and spiritual confidence.
In the writing we can deal with ourselves and the world in hopefully more healthy and whole ways. The written word need not be a weapon to bludgeon others. It can be a safe place between you and the Creator.
For 2018, let this year be different. Let this year be the year in which you empty yourself as Jesus did. Let this year be the year that you become impoverished as Jesus did, giving of Himself.
This is a time of year for giving thanks and making memories with family and friends. It's also a time of year when we promise to NOT take things for granted. And yet, we do. How can we do better in this area?
Have any Network readers tried Bible journaling? What do you like or dislike about it?
Reformation Themes: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary (Free Study Resource — The Banner Study Series)
This collection includes a series of articles focusing on each of the five solas — Scripture alone, faith alone, Christ alone, grace alone, and glory to God alone — along with a retrospective by Dr. Karin Maag, “The Reformation: What Did We Gain? What Did We Lose?”
In part two of this webinar series, we look deeply into what makes teens "tick" spiritually and how that impacts them, their families, and the church's ministries.
I love watching my boys play football, and I love it even more now that I better understand “the game within the game.” But I really love the local church. And like in football, sometimes our playbooks need to change.