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The Challenges of Church Renewal

Renewal in congregations is usually intentional. It’s often messy too. Some people feel threatened while others are overly eager. And often leaders give up. It is hard work — even though it is holy ... What questions do you have about the journey of church renewal?

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No Janitor

Our church doesn’t have a paid janitor. Instead, we consider ourselves a church of janitors. People take turns mopping, vacuuming, and cleaning bathrooms and the kitchen in preparation for our worship gathering on Sunday.

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The Gospel Affects Everything

If we desire to reach the next generation we need to show how the gospel literally affects everything. If we simply spout out doctrine, creeds, confessions, and our Reformed roots without answering the why this matters question it does us no good. We are living in a generation that is biblically and theologically illiterate and they need help...

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On Discipleship

We have discipleship classes where we teach people the basics of the Christian faith. We have new member classes that teach the fundamentals of faith. However, the more I study the art of discipleship the more I realize that formal education is just a part of what we are called to do when Jesus tells us to make disciples...

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Invited (part 2)

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 

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Invited

Like all good fathers, our heavenly Father seeks to nourish His children. By welcoming children to the Lord’s Supper, I see us correcting two unfortunate double standards that have become part of our tradition.

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Hungry

I have heard the suggestion that celebrating the Lord’s Supper too often may make it less meaningful. However, if more frequent partaking threatens the meaningfulness of the Lord’s Supper, how come no one worries about the frequency (weekly, often twice!) of preaching?

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Using Mediation to Resolve Conflicts in the Church

How familiar are you with The Mediation Process? Should every Pastor be trained in Mediation? I believe it is a process that allows us to settle disagreements with understanding, compassion and many times wholeness in what was once a broken relationship.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Do you know what your church's personality is?  What is the main emphasis of your ministry?  Are all Christian Reformed Churches the same?

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Elders, The Mind, Guns

How should the church approach the "Gun Issue"?  How does social media shape our minds as to our approach to owning and using guns and the outbreak of violence"? 

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A Church Check

You have any idea how a visitor views your church?  Do we take for granted we are doing everything well?

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Church is Boring!

Have you ever heard someone say, "Church is boring?"  How do you explain that the church is about more than entertainment?

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Are We All Equal?

We are created equal.  We are not created equal.  Which is it? I would suggest that as individuals we are not all equal.

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What is Your Bottom Line?

What is the bottom line?  My wife and I just purchased a new car and that was the question that we asked ourselves as well as the dealer who sold us the car.  With that question fresh on my mind, I thought about it in a larger context; namely life.  

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How Do We Know Which Story is True?

How wrong can a School Administrator be or is He right? My concern is based on a conversation I had with a Christian School Administrator.  The conversation occurred a few years ago and it made a lasting impression on me.

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