In the face of tragedy, hate, murder, violence, and death, living out our faith becomes difficult. How should we make sense of these situations and find God in them? How can we speak with a Christian voice to those who have been affected?
The Bridge (Chino, CA) is actively searching a pastor to lead and serve our intergenerational, multicultural congregation.
God's Plan: Eliminate Biblical Ignorance by Ren Vandesteeg traces the redemptive message in the Bible step-by-step, chronologically from Genesis through Revelation. The book helps people see that the Bible is more relevant to their lives than ever.
Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church (Grand Rapids, MI) is hiring a full-time Ministry Program Director.
This month the Banner published a piece called Why My Reformed Identity Matters, a collection of ten stories from different CRC ministries about how our Reformed identity defines us, our ministries, and our lives. A few of our other chaplains also wrote stories about Reformed identity in their work, which we are sharing here.
Branding can feel like a bad thing within the church. In reality, that’s not the case. It’s not in the Bible so why do we need to talk about it? How we represent ourselves can impact who we’re able to build relationships with.
Here are five things I think will help your church improve its communications this year (and for years to come).
Calvin Church in Holland, Michigan is looking to hire a part-time Youth Director.
Many preachers tells stories that don’t belong to them. These preachers must be careful not to rob people’s intellectual property, as well as to protect those whom they are called to shepherd.
It’s more blessed to give than to receive! But just how is blessing realized through giving? Who gets it? What does it look like? What do YOU think?
If just one word we write, say, or share somehow, helps the Word not fall to the ground, then we writer types have done something. Something I am proud to be a part of.
This year, Aboriginal Ministry Sunday is on June 17th. This year we're celebrating 40 years of ministry at the CRC's Indigenous Christian Fellowship in Regina. Celebrate with us!
Neerlandia Christian Reformed Church, located in the rural community of Neerlandia, Canada, is seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation.
Safe Church Ministry is working on a toolkit for churches to respond to the #MeToo movement. Understanding how abuse happens, often through a process of grooming, will be a part of that toolkit.
Perhaps you, or someone you know, may be interested in being the next Network Guide for Safe Church Ministry. Get the details below!
How can our churches and liturgies form us to live into our calling as ministers of reconciliation? We recommend these resources to get you and your community started.
Coffee Break coaching clusters are support groups where directors and coordinators learn and grow with one another. We'd love for you to join!
I don’t have a theological degree and I don’t work in a church or in formal Christian ministry. I’m not a missionary doing grand work in a faraway land. However, God has shown me that my life is my ministry.
Just because you’ve never dove to the depths of the ocean floor doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. In the same way, just because you've never done the most horrific thing you could think of doesn't mean that grace can not, and does not, cover it.
Read for a description of Global Coffee Break with links and information about diverse study groups.
Leaders can use the following resources as they lead their groups. Coffee Break provides newsletters, study materials, and more. The following links are available and free to use as leaders see fit!
Faith formation cohorts promote faith nurture and help “shrink” the denomination in important ways. Find out more below!
It's National Volunteer Week and this gives us a neat opportunity to name and thank those who are making a difference in our churches and communities. Who would you like to thank?
We have partnered with the “Immigrants are Blessing, Not a Burden” campaign to offer worship materials for congregations who wish to highlight immigrants and refugees during their All Nations Heritage Sunday.