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Assumptions about Deacons

Some years ago, the Christian psychologists Henry Cloud and John Townsend published a book called "12 "Christian" Beliefs that can Drive You Crazy." In it they detailed some common beliefs about life and psychological health that people often assume are Biblical. The book was written in the hope that people will critically reflect on these assumptions, and ask themselves if they truly emerge from Scripture. The Diakonia Remixed report, and hopefully the process that is emerging from it, may be an opportunity for us to do the same when it comes to the office of deacon. It is a good time to...
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Summer Book Recommendations

Long evenings, vacations, quieted responsibilities often provide opportunities during the summer months for reading.  If you haven't already decided on your book list, I thought I would give you some ideas to explore. 

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Diakonia Remixed: A Biblical Perspective on Diakonia

In a globalized world, those needs “are always close to us,” and we have the call and duty to respond to them in the name of Jesus our Lord. We could say that the biblical teaching leads to a simple but wide ranging fact: Our fundamental vocation is the "Deaconship (diakonia) of all believers." 

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The Inbreaking Kingdom

I wasn't really paying attention to anyone or anything, I was already lost in the thoughts of my upcoming day, when suddenly my ears perked up.  I listened intently because I wasn't sure if I was just imagining it. I wasn't - it was definitely what I thought it was...

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Hey Canadian Churches - Grant Money Available!

If you are a Canadian CRC church seeking to engage your community you may qualify for an Operation Manna grant to help your congregation complete a Community Opportunity Scan, develop a new or grown an existing community ministry! Applications are due by August 15th.

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Lead Like Christ By Knowing Him

There are many ways God is revealed in our lives - however, we must be careful not to confuse God revealed with God himself!  Too often we forget that things like the confessions and creeds were created to point us to a person, Christ, not to replace that person! As leaders we need to continually draw near to God, to know him more, so that we may lead his people as he would.

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Deacon Webinars - April 24th and May 1st!

There are two webinars coming up which you might enjoy - Be An Effective Deacon in Today's Church (April 24th) and Diakonia Remixed: Preparing the Church For Larger Ministry (May 1st) - you can find the details here!

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Upcoming Deacons' Webinars

On April 24, 2013 " Be An Effective Deacon in Today's Church " will be presented by Dave Ellens and Bernita Tuinenga of Volunteers in Service an organization which provides training, coaching and resources for deacons. The webinar will identify the main roles of the deacon, discuss how deacons can be more effective with benevolence needs, as well as learn how to encourage good stewardship of time, talent and finances in the congregation. On May 1, 2013 Terry Woodnorth and Roy Bekenbosch, members of the Office of Deacon Task Force will present " Diakonia Remixed: Preparing the Church for...
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A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

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The Joy of Generosity

It was recently observed that although our weekly worship service attendance had increased steadily over the last few years—thanks be to God!—our weekly giving had not. Why? My mentor reminded me this isn’t necessarily a bad sign, as our church does bring in people with little if any church background. For some of those folks, giving to the church is a new thing, and must be taught. So that’s what I set out to do...

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The Stewardship Series

Financial stewardship is a topic we don't touch on frequently in the church, yet we deal with money daily! This week we're starting our journey into the questions related to tithing, giving and money in general.

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Is it about the % we give away, or the $ we spend?

The interesting discussion in this other thread got me thinking... From God's perspective, I wonder if it's less about how much I give away and more about how much I decide to keep (for my wants and self-perceived 'needs'). If so, then the issue of what does/doesn't count as a tithe becomes secondary. Should we focus on the % we give away, or on the $ we spend on our lifestyles? It seems we tend to focus on the %.
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