If your congregation is still wrestling with the question of whether or not to require background checks, here are a few guidelines to help you through the evaluation process.
Attached is a Ministry Evaluation form tool that was developed by one church to assist in evaluating their ministry programs by gathering feedback from volunteer ministry leaders.
On January 1, 2017, new accessibility requirements come into effect from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Is your church ready?
Planning offerings for the coming year? Use this online (or printable) calendar to help plan the offering schedule for your church.
The changes involving Home Missions and World Mission are really significant (lots of time, effort, resources and money are being spent on this). Let's discuss these changes in one place on The Network.
This position description is intended to provide a broad overview of the position Associate Pastor.
Can anyone share with me their staffing grid (job position titles and how many hours each position works) for a church with 300-350 members?
Are World Missions & Home Missions still two separate ministries? I had heard that they were combining. Our church has been taking separate offerings for them and I was wondering if that is correct.
Our pastor will be going to another church in January after service for 17 years. I would like to find some resources to help plan a farewell service. Any fun or meaningful ideas?
Our church (Trinity CRC) is considering changing to the model of having a Senior Pastor and an Associate Pastor. Do you use this model? If so, would you be willing to share job descriptions for BOTH positions?
Have any churches considered switching from a 501(c)(3) status to 508(c)(1)(a)?
Does anyone presently use cloud storage for Council documents or have tips/suggestions for an online storage of Council files?
We are looking for a good computer program to access our membership records. Got any recommendations for something that's easy to use and makes it easy to access information?
I am a clerk of council and need to transfer the credentials of a minister who has since retired and joined another congregation. Is this an actual form or can I simply draft a letter?
Do we need to expand our articles of incorporation to reflect our relationship with the CRC and more?
What's the best way to let church volunteers know they're appreciated? If you've been a volunteer, what expression of "thanks" has meant the most to you?
You don’t need a reminder that Easter is quickly approaching. But as you’re fine-tuning your plans, I want to offer a few ideas for how you can make sure your work benefits the most people possible.
Here are some of the financial administrative responsibilities connected with managing an overseas ministry that your church should consider (based on experience with my own church).
The Key Federal Tax Figures displays variables from previous fiscal years to the current fiscal year.
Four years ago, CRCNA communications staff launched "Webinar Wednesdays" as a “no travel required” means for people in the CRC to get training and resources in a series of free, one-hour events...
I know the church directory is intended to be a resource for members to be able to contact each other. Yet I wonder, is it being used?
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requires all organizations that serve the public to adopt a Customer Service Policy. Here's a sample policy for churches to consider.
The Multilingual Gateway on IRS.gov contains federal tax information in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. You'll find useful forms for personal as well as church tax requirements.
Organizing and planting a new church requires careful planning and implementation. Keep reading to find practical help on the legal and financial aspects of organizing.
None of the volunteers drew attention to themselves. So they didn’t get much attention. For this reason, churches need to be alerted. We agreed and gave it a name: Pastor and Ministry Appreciation.