How many of the CRCs in NA can say that their elders are doing a fantastic job of consistently caring for the people they are assigned to shepherd in their "district"? Are your elders making visits?
I have heard the suggestion that celebrating the Lord’s Supper too often may make it less meaningful. However, if more frequent partaking threatens the meaningfulness of the Lord’s Supper, how come no one worries about the frequency (weekly, often twice!) of preaching?
Reflecting on all the people in my life who are now with God in Glory, I realise that listening and hearing their life experiences help form my future role as an 'aging' elder.
How familiar are you with The Mediation Process? Should every Pastor be trained in Mediation? I believe it is a process that allows us to settle disagreements with understanding, compassion and many times wholeness in what was once a broken relationship.
So your congregation is moving forward on welcoming children and all baptized members to the Lord's Supper. Here’s your chance to get them answered by our panelists and to hear the questions that other churches are asking.
In this webinar, Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock and Chaplain Herman Keizer discuss the definition and causes of moral injury, how it differs from post-traumatic stress disorder and what’s involved in the recovery process. They also share about the importance of congregations and communities in the process of soul repair.
What is a pastoral way to handle the information that we have? How do other churches deal with what people see as "sensitive" information?