In a society that puts huge value on Black Friday and Christmas as times of money and goods, Christians have to double down on our focus of deeper meaning and values being shown through our actions.
The World Renew 2017-18 Gift Catalog is a way to "stand in the gap" on behalf of people who face oppression and poverty. Invite your church to help fill the poverty gap this Christmas!
With a booming economy in the U.S. and Canada, finding reliable and kind people to help with in home care is a huge challenge. Has you church stepped in the gap?
Our deacons are planning our annual seniors Christmas dinner and we are looking for a simple and interactive activity. Any ideas?
During my time as deacon, one thing we have really struggled with is how to answer cold calls (people we don't know). How does your church handle cold calls?
As part of our mission to inspire deacons in the work that they do, we want to share various deacons' experiences. Today we'd like you to meet Mrs. Rene Wall from John Calvin CRC in Truro, Nova Scotia.
“Ten Ways to Be a Caring Deacon” offers ten tips to help deacons care for others, as well as themselves, as they live out their calling and serve their congregation and community.
As I lay in bed, I thought about a discussion I had with a sister in the faith that highlighted just one of many paradoxes of poverty.
Westminster Seminary in Glenside, PA, is the site of the 2017 Deacon and Mercy Training, Saturdays, November 18, December 2, and 16 from 9:00-12:00.
In light of the recent spate of Article 17 terminations, this is an article worth wide dissemination. I see far too many pastors being pushed out far too quickly for often ill-defined reasons.
By participating in this year’s World Hunger campaign, you and your congregation will be invited to join in this story-changing work.
World Renew invites you to join us in ending hunger by holding a special service in your church. Check out these Canadian Foodgrains Bank resources.
Imagine approaching a church as a total stranger and asking permission to use the facility for a memorial service and luncheon, within the next 48 hours. Two weeks ago, I was the stranger.
Last night was my first meeting as a deacon and I was extremely impressed with how the Lord has placed these men in this precious role in the church. I'm excited and ask for prayer as I trust the Lord in this new role.
View sample job descriptions for elders and deacons that can be modified to suit the specific needs, priorities and circumstances within your congregation.
How do you create space for remembering in your church or around your dinner table? If you'd like, please feel free to share the name of a loved one you are remembering this Easter.
Oftentimes what we are passionate about spills over in our conversations. Are we so passionate about our faith that we simply can’t help but share it?
I remember the turning point for Larry’s new faith journey. He had witnessed a model of service that was new to him—a church that showed it cared about those who are afflicted.
While the church has “capital D” elected Deacons and Deaconesses, it also has “small d” deacons—you. Together we possess a dynamic energy as the people of God.
Some of our deacons would like to send notes of appreciation to those in our church who contributed generously to help us out of our budget shortfall. Any thoughts?
Does anyone have a good suggestion for a simple and confidential database to track visits with members of their congregation?
Neighborology provides a blueprint for how churches and servant leaders of every ministry can be neighborly helpers.
Share the story of hope by encouraging your church to hold a DRS Sunday. Your financial gifts and volunteer recruitment will help renew communities affected by disasters in the months and years after the actual disaster.
Here is the process of recruiting, nominating and selecting elders and deacons used by one particular congregation. Hope this is useful for your congregation!
Planning offerings for the coming year? Use this online (or printable) calendar to help plan the offering schedule for your church.