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Top Network Blogs of 2013

Top 2013 blog posts on The Network include one on how much we should give to support our church, the love/hate relationship many of us have with the church bulletin, and what roles do pastors, elders and deacons play.

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The Voice — CRC Edition

The Voice is a popular reality TV singing competition. The Network also is looking for its next voice. In fact we’re looking for our next three voices. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sing, but we do want to hear what you have to say.

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This Blog is Not for You

Odds are if you are reading this you have visited the Network before, read our blogs and may have even left a comment or two. So this post really isn’t for you but it might be for someone you may know. 

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Describe Synod 2013 in Six Words

For those who followed Synod 2013 (a lot or a little, delegate or observer); how would you describe Synod 2013 in six words or phrases? You can just give your six or feel free to unpack why you picked that word or phrase. I'll start; Synod 2013 was... A Slow Start - It seemed it took the delegates a while to get going in the discussions Respectful - Points made on the floor were very respectful. Sincere - And also very sincere about their perspective. Intergenerational - I felt the Young Adult representatives contributed a lot to the discussion this year. Informative - Every year I learn more...
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Just What the Church Order(ed)

Are you a pastor, church council member, or someone who is just interested in Church Order? Have you looked for practical ways to apply the articles of the Church Order to real-life situations? Well, The Network might have just what you’re looking for...

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You May Also Like Feature

Recently The Network added a “You May Also Like” (YMAL) feature to Network blog posts. For over the past two years The Network has provided weekly blogs posts and resources to help those serving in ministry at their church. This is our way of helping Network users discover the over 1500 blog posts that have appeared on The Network. 

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Plug Into The Network

Whether you’re a deacon, small group leader, webmaster, nursery coordinator, or volunteer for any other ministry in your church, The Network is a place to learn, share, and connect with others who do what you do. Here are two key ways to plug into The Network...

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Shared Lessons

Being a Sunday school teacher involves many skills. From knowing the lesson and the kids in your class, to keeping an eye on the time to make sure you have enough time for snacks. There’s a lot to manage.

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Take Us Along for the Ride

Youth Ministry is a wild ride. The rewards of seeing young people grow in their faith takes spiritual, mental, social, and at times, even physical investment. The Network is recruiting volunteers who are...

Youth Ministry
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Share What You Know With Others

Church Administration is a gift that takes a mix of science (procedures, processes, and techniques) and art (sensitivity to people gifts, needs, situations, and timing). If you have the gift or passion for administration please consider volunteering as a guide, regular contributor, or guest blogger.

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The Network - Connect with Others About Ministry

There's a way volunteer and staff ministry leaders can connect with each other to compare notes, encourage each other, and talk about the nuts and bolts of various church ministries. In this webinar we'll take a tour of the site and look at examples of the connections being made. 

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The Network Turns 2: Contests for You

The Network launched on February 8, 2010. Since then, it has grown to become one of the CRC's most-visited, most-read, and most-interacted-with sites.To celebrate our second anniversary, we’re announcing two fun contests (with prizes!):

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Calvin Symposium On Worship - Live Webcast

The Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching. This year the symposium will explore praying and worshiping through the psalms.

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Looking For a Guide or Two, and Maybe You

Are you a church member who is willing to share your experience and enthusiasm for ministry? If so, we should talk. The Network is recruiting new guides. We're always on the lookout for good people who are willing to share some of what they've learned and experienced. Interested?

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The CRC Mentioned on Prime-Time TV

In the episode "Parenting Made Easy” (The Good Wife) a character who is involved in a legal arbitration case is accused of being homophobic. The character states her views are based on being a Christian and mentions that she is a member of the Christian Reformed Church. What are your thoughts?

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Ministry Q&A | The Wisdom of the Crowds [Feature]

Have you ever thought: “I wonder how other churches do this”? Wouldn't it be great to ask others how they handled a particular ministry situation? Today, we're annnouncing a new feature of The Network called "Ministry Q&A". Just post your ministry question to tap into the collective knowledge and experience of CRC members across the US and Canada.

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Introducing The Network News & Support Blog

Since The Network launched 603 days ago new networks have been launched, new features have been added, new guides have been introduced, and new design changes have been made. So we've created this News & Support blog as a place to let you, The Network community, know about the latest news, features, and highlights on The Network.  

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