COVID provides an opportunity for churches to reimagine their ministry and their worship reach.
Samuel was a prime biblical example of a man of integrity. He led the nation of Israel without ever compromising his integrity. Why does it seem to be more difficult for us?
COVID-19 takes its toll on the mental health of pastors when they are robbed of the face-to-face connection on Sundays.
What is your focus when you prepare and preach your sermon?
The Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee provides an opportunity for churches and individuals to become involved in grassroots, hands-on, relationship-building between CRC members and local aboriginal communities.
To whom are you accountable for your spiritual and moral life...besides God? The once-a-year elder visit (if it still exists) provides a superficial check list at best. Small groups, done properly, provide a setting for both spiritual growth and moral accountability.
We still live with the incredible notion that the local church consists of one or two leaders and dozens (if not hundreds) of followers. What is our fear of being involved in leadership?
At what point should the church speak out when political parties advocate notions that are clearly unbiblical?
At least one delegate to synod indicated that the 'homosexuality' question will become the denomination's next major issue. I disagree. There is something much more prevalent eating away at the congregation's fabric.
It must be disheartening for all of those donors to Calvin's various capital campaigns to discover that those financial gifts were reinvested in the stock market rather than applied to the capital expenditures. It is little wonder that Calvin College is in serious financial trouble.
It has been said that some denominations have bishops who move the pastors around, and the CRC has Article 17. I wish we had a bishop.
It seems, according to the latest posting on The Banner's website, that we're having a difficult time finding a new executive director to head of the Christian Reformed Church in North America corporation. What will happen to the denomination if we don't find a new executive director?