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This issue of For Deacons looks at the benefits of doing ministry together at a regional or classical level, principles to use, and an example of how Volunteers in Service is making this work in Grand Rapids, MI.
This guide emerges from a renewal-orientation for church visiting and features the executive version of the survey used in the Healthy Church Discernment Process. Discover this coaching and encouraging approach!
The Classis Chatham Church Planting Team developed a questionnaire to spark discussion about our Classis' next church plant. Feedback showed this instigated good discussions about the congregation's mission and revealed some congregations that are eager to support a church plant.
A few years ago, Syd Hielema and I had an idea that each classis would have a least one Youth Ministry Champion. This podcast looks at the many places of engagement churches, classis, and youth ministry leaders can have with these Champions.
Look inside for an update from World Renew, Disability Concerns, the Office of Race Relations, the Office of Social Justice, Safe Church Ministry, the Centre for Public Dialogue, and the Canadian Aboriginal Ministries Committee.
Classis plays a key role in CRC church planting. Here are ten ways you can contribute to a church planting movement.
This is the first issue of Living the Call, a new newsletter produced by the CRCNA. This newsletter was formerly called the Quarterly Ministry Report and gives a brief overview of the work of the Christian Reformed Church.
A journey wall is a congregation wide experience in which a congregation posts their memories of positive and challenging experiences with the church, puts their story into chapters and then looks for repeated patterns across the life of the church.
The classis of our past was a good classis if it was a faithful classis. The classis of the present has to be, at the very least, a responsive classis—it has to respond in some way to the changes impacting our corporate church life. What does a responsive classis in the CRC look like today? And what about the future of classis?
Many of us may know this to be true but making prayer a greater part of a classis meeting can be daunting. Where do you start? Doug Kamstra, in his “Classical Prayer Leader’s Resources” binder gives a few ways of getting started praying at Classis.