What are some factors that help men and women in ministry flourish together in their leadership roles? We'd love to help your ministry explore this question (and more!) to create a more hospitable environment.
In this short interview, Dr. Steve Timmermans, Executive Director of the CRCNA, reflects on the refocused expectations of deacons laid out by Synod 2015.
I would like your input about ways you, churches and/or classes support women leaders and ordained women to share with Calvin Seminary students. I'm sharing at a luncheon meeting hosted by a Student Advocacy Committee on Friday, April 12 to share some ways we are supporting women in ministry. I would lke your input.
We've launched a website and created a brochure to make information easy to access! In addition, we are looking for women in leadership in the CRC to join a network of other women. Are you interested?
Much has been written to praise and critique Alan Hirsch’s book 5Q; Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ. Despite what is being said, I find Hirsch to be particularly compelling on a couple points.
When you become a minister in the CRC, whether through ordination or transfer, we want you to travel through your first five years of ministry with an experienced minister at your side. Here is a ministry description for that relationship.
How many activities can an average church member be expected to do? The easy answer is "it depends." The better answer is to find out what the situation is for your congregation.
The fifth issue of Living the Call focused on Servant Leadership. Look inside for updates from Pastor Church Resources, Chaplaincy and Care Ministry, and the Candidacy Committee, as well as tools for recruiting, training, and equipping ministry leaders.
Our Preview Day program is designed to give you the fullest seminary experience! See for yourself how Calvin Seminary is preparing men and women for biblically faithful and contextually effective ministry of the Word.
From an outsider looking in at this situation and how it continues to unfold, there are some lessons that we in Safe Church Ministry should consider.
As I’ve changed jobs, served in my church, and worked with non-profits, I have come to appreciate some of the less flashy and obvious leadership traits of those around me.
Information and registration details for the Black and Reformed Leadership Network Gathering September 26-29, 2018.
Since a deacon's mandate is to “lead and equip the church to minister to its members and the world in a rich diversity of ministries, awaken compassion, demonstrate mercy, seek justice, and collaborate with God’s Spirit for the transformation of persons and communities,” can they ever really ‘take a break’??