Sometimes I wonder if the struggles the CRC is facing are meant to kindle our imaginations so that we’ll be able to see a new thing that God has for us.
So what can we do about the violence in our neighborhoods? How do we avoid either minimizing it with easy answers or throwing up our hands because it overwhelms us?
In an age bombarded by social media sound bytes, the pain and sorrow of the world are front and center. But knowing what we know, the question still remains: What is my responsibility to the world?
What does Christmas and community look like at your church? I’d love to hear how your church is spreading the love of Jesus in special ways this time of year.
Kevin DeRaaf, pastor of Faith CRC in Burlington, ON, tells the story of how his church moved their ministry beyond church walls. How about you? Do you have a story about your church engaging with its community?
Is your church (or a group of churches) considering an ESL ministry in your community? If you have willing volunteers that would like training in teaching ESL, I would like to walk with them through it.
Here's a PowerPoint presentation about the changes in church order made by Synod 2015. It explores how these changes can enhance the role of deacons at all levels of the church — local, regional, and beyond.