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The Giving Manger

The Giving Manger was founded by two sisters wanting to "help families focus on giving and the true meaning of Christmas." Do any of their service ideas intrigue you? 

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Welcome Center Job Description?

We are in the process of further developing a welcome center in our church. Duties involved include successfully greeting and welcoming visitors. Does your church have a job description related to these duties? 

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Ideas for Snowbird Potluck?

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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Did You Mean These Neighbours, Jesus?

We might not know our neighbours or even like our neighbours, but we need to hear God’s call and allow it to guide our faith and actions to love our neighbours on the streets, in schools, at work, and in our churches. 

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Visitation Brings Hope and Life

I remember the turning point for Larry’s new faith journey. He had witnessed a model of service that was new to him—a church that showed it cared about those who are afflicted.

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Welcoming All at Christmas

Many congregations experience an influx of visitors over Christmas. And sometimes in the rush to welcome those who are new, we forget to enfold those who used to be more familiar—like the young adults and students. 

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Belonging

Several years back, a middle-aged couple in our church told me: “We’ve been members here for 12 years and we still feel like outsiders.” 

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Haunted by Grace

Two years ago I heard a young woman say, “I long to be part of a church that smells like Jesus.” Her longing forced me to stand in front of the mirror of self-reflection. 

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A Gracious Welcome

This welcome statement challenges me to reconsider whether there are people I’ve labeled as beyond God’s reach and therefore not truly welcome to worship...

HospitalityPastors
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MOSAIC at New Westminster CRC

Our congregation’s MOSAIC ministry began with a simple dinner invitation. We hosted 3 visiting Chinese scholars, and 2 Indian students. What a joy it was to learn of each other’s culture...

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A Case for Hospitality

The Apostle Paul was all in favor of hospitality. But his reasons for urging believers to be hospitable were visionary. He uses Romans 12 to tell people how to express it in their daily lives.

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Table for One

I stood there all by my lonesome. I stood there for a little bit too. Being about 6 foot 5 and that night wearing a very bright Hawaiian shirt and blue jeans, I couldn’t be missed. But I seemed to have been forgotten...

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Diaspora Ministry

Approximately three percent of the earth’s population is living in a country or setting that is different from the one in which they were born. Many of these people have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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