There seems to be a growing trend to drop the Christian Reformed Church ending on church websites, signs, bulletins, etc. Are we embarrassed to be part of the CRC?
It seems like a fair number of churches have turned former parsonages or other adjacent properties into ministry of one type or another. We already have ideas, but we're looking for more. If your church owns a nearby house ... how do you use it for ministry?
I came across Woodside Bible Chapel which contained a rather unique video to promote their church's ministries. I've been musing about having a classis-wide competition to see which church could produce the best, most original video.
Just meeting for the first time this evening to begin planning for a local Christian Golf Ministry. At this point I am looking for ideas; what has been tried, what works (what did not), what sort of program has been successful etc.
This recorded webinar explores how and why living in, with and among your neighbours is so important.
My eyes have always been drawn to the seemingly insignificant details of life. Detail such as the elderly lady — a patient at the hospital where we were singing on Christmas Day — who was ‘parked’ in the hallway. To me, she was why Jesus came to the earth.
It seems to me that the CRCNA through World Renew needs to become engaged in community development in North America. What do you think?
We need to shift from viewing community or diaconal ministry primarily as something done “to” or “for” others to more of one which does ministry “with” our neighbors, communities, businesses, and churches.