Synod 2019 adopted, in principle, significant changes to the ministry-shares process. This document provides a summary of those revisions and can be useful for a congregation or classis discussion.
Every classis meeting deserves a safe church ministry report. If you are considering what to include in a safe church ministry classis report, this article is for you.
Join our NEW Dwell leaders Facebook group, a place where teachers and coordinators can connect with one another, share ideas and resources, ask questions, and suggest ideas for improvement.
It has been 100 years since the CRC’s first overseas missionary left for the field. Johanna Veenstra was a 25-year-old woman who left everything she knew back home in New Jersey and followed God’s call into the unknown.
Willowdale CRC in Toronto, Ontario is seeking a pastor to help lead us into the future that God has begun to show us. God is doing a new multiplication work within our congregation.
Synod 2019 included a powerful litany that invited delegates to reflect and lament abuse of power that has caused much harm to many within our CRC community. Safe Church offers and recommends this litany for use in churches.
Listen in as Phil Leo and Rev. Dave Den Haan talk about some of the thorny issues pastors are faced with when it comes to talking finances.
This book introduces parents and caregivers to four Building Blocks of Faith that will encourage them as they help children to find their place in God’s family, learn God’s story, live in hope, and discover their calling.
When it comes to deacons at classis and synod, what is your immediate reaction? In our many discussions with deacons (and other ministry leaders), we came to realize this is a pretty hot topic!
The Heidelberg Catechism translated into Spanish.
This month’s Youth Ministry newsletter looks at the power of story. Check it out and add your story!
What if we could see our outreach initiatives through the eyes of a child?
Are you exploring a future in missions or international development? Do you want to serve wisely in your own community? World Renew is offering a cross-cultural training on Sept. 20-21 in our Burlington office.
Active safe church ministry in British Columbia (BC) over the years has shown that intentionality, commitment, and strong leadership are key components to success. What can we learn from BC?
Children are a gift to be treasured. What does it mean to view the children in our church as “neighbors” and how can this impact our interactions with them?
We’ve put together meaningful questions that we’ll be asking candidates in the upcoming Canadian election. What questions will you be asking?
As a Dwell coordinator, I spent late summer preparing for our September launch, thinking a lot about helping children know their teacher and where to go, and spending time stocking our Dwell spaces with any necessary supplies, but I didn’t always remember to reach out and care for my Dwell leaders as they began a new year.
In the CRC, is the title limited only to those who are ordained?
From the title to the final, frightening story with which the book concludes, Shar Boerema clings to hope in God and God’s faithful plan for the lives of everyone she loves.