Our council recently received a baptism request from a "long distance" member that attends a church in a nearby town (that believes in infant dedications instead of baptisms). Any advice?
I was wondering if the congregation has the right or ability to ask the current elders be removed and new instated?
The current board of elders at our church voted to dismiss our pastor without any say from the rest of the church. Can something be done to reject the elders' decision? Did they have the right to do this?
Most of us have never experienced the trauma of losing a child. And while we may not be able to show empathy towards someone who has lost a child, we can express sympathy.
"Do not judge, in order that you are not judged." Scott Clark examines Matthew 7:1 as it is the "go to" verse for many people, Christians and non-Christians alike.
Can anyone provide a few compelling reasons to convince "adherents" who regularly attend and participate to become members?
Our church leaders are wanting to listen better to the needs of our people in the church community specifically focusing on spiritual growth.
The National Gathering is being held for the purpose of setting direction for the Christian Reformed Church in Canada.
These models and word pictures have been proposed as ideas as how to strike a healthy balance in the church of being welcoming, being discerning, being a place of embracing brokenness and being a place of deep transformation both individually and corporately.
In the book of Numbers, unintentional and intentional sins were treated differently. But with the flaunting deliberate "high-handed" sin, the most severe punishment was meted out. This is why.
Michael Kruger of Reformed Theological Seminary suggests that behind every issue is the question of: "What is your ultimate authority?" In today's anti-authority world, we are witnessing a "battle of authorities" between the authority of the self and that of the Bible and its Author.
About a month ago, we received an email from our Stated Clerk to discuss the 3 Synodical Study Committee reports. My question is: how do I best lead these discussions?
At our elders meeting we were discussing the need to provide leadership training for potential elders or deacons that haven't yet felt qualified or inspired to serve. Do materials exist?
I am the newly elected president and one member has raised a concern that our executive committee includes both of our pastoral staff. What is the appropriate membership?