In this Christianity Today Women Leaders' article, Carolyn Taketa, pastor of small groups at Calvary Community Church, offers five great questions for discernment about taking on "extracurricular opportunities in ministry."
This free 50 Ways resource provides strategies to identify and support new leaders, continue to develop existing leaders, and build and maintain effective ministry teams.
Educational Care is a learning program offering training for school officials who have access to limited resources. Training modules offered by Educational Care equip them with skills and strategies in the classroom.
Discipleship takes many forms including the teaching of those who are coming into the faith, helping someone through profession of faith, and becoming more like Christ. Here are some resources that can help.
My new book is 30 days of short readings about the essentials of true leadership communication in the age of social media, turmoil, distrust, and growing conflicts that challenge civil discourse. See the complete post to get a free excerpt!
The Leadership Development office, led by Denise Posie, would like to invite women to join one of these upcoming brown-bag learning conversations.
Timothy Leadership Training Institute offers its Core Leadership Training Program to pastors, lay leaders, ministry coordinators, and others looking for educational resources in their field.
After becoming trainers through the Timothy Leadership Training program, participants are awarded with their certificates. The TLT Certificate Request Form is used to get certificates after participants have completed the lessons.
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Vmware, identifies three mentoring relationships that were crucial to the success of his career. What do you like most about Gelsinger's types? In what ways do you relate to these types in your own life?
Rev. Elaine May, senior pastor of Mayfair Church in Grand Rapids, MI, was the first to register for the SheLeads Conference to be held at Calvin Theological Seminary. Find out why she's going and join her!
Three CRC ministries, Race Relations, Disability Concerns, and Safe Church Ministry, are excited to put on a free, four-hour workshop on Sept. 9 that will bring together resources and opportunities to learn from each other. Come!
Here are ten of my top blessings from Inspire 2017, which happened last week in Detroit, MI. What are some of the blessings you experienced at Inspire?
There is grief in the closing of a church — for the parishioners and for the pastor. Allow space for grief, allow space for loss, and allow freedom to let the pastor move forward in serving God’s kingdom.
In just over two weeks, something big is going to happen. For the first time ever, people across the CRC will board planes and pile in cars to meet in Detroit, MI, and be INSPIRED. What are you most excited for?
I keep a growing list of why seminary education is more than just helpful — it is vital for church leaders and the church. Here are three of my top reasons for attending seminary.
Although Detroit has at times gotten a bad rap, the city is in the middle of renaissance. As Detroit-area residents and pastors, my friend Mark and I have put together a list of reasons you can’t afford not to come to Detroit for Inspire 2017.