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Mug winners...and a new challenge

What a great response to the “Just Say Hi” challenge. Well over a hundred people joined the quest to get that snazzy Network mug and $25 Amazon gift card. We don’t want the fun to stop, so today we’re launching a new challenge!

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Just Say 'Hi' (you might win a prize!)

Today is the day to move from a reader of this website, into a participant! Because you could win a most coveted prize (or whatever the Reformed way of saying that would be): your very own, shiny-new Network mug. Plus a $25 Amazon gift card to go with it.

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Is there a good location to post jobs within the CRC network?

Hi, I am currently working with Haveman Brothers located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are a Christian based company that offers tree planting positions for the months of May and June. It is a great summer employment opportunity for university students as there is potential to make great money and meet new friends all admist the beauty (and occasional harshness) of nature. Tree planting often has a bad rep as housing a rough crowd, sometimes deterring people from applying. Therefore, we thought it would be great if there was a way we could spread the word about the opportunity to be able to...
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Top 10 CRC Communications Webinars of 2012

My favorite part of beginning each new year is the year-end “top ten” and “best of" lists that are compiled on every topic imaginable. (You knew I wouldn’t say resolutions, right?) I’m not one to buy in to the fact that just because millions of other people liked something that I’ll like it too, but I’m interested in seeing what other people deem worthwhile, educational, entertaining, etc. I was curious to see which of our 2012 webinars would be included in such a list...

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One Login, Many Sites

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of creating new accounts on various websites - often with different password criteria for each. So as far as CRC-related websites go, we’re trying to make things a little easier.

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You May Also Like Feature

Recently The Network added a “You May Also Like” (YMAL) feature to Network blog posts. For over the past two years The Network has provided weekly blogs posts and resources to help those serving in ministry at their church. This is our way of helping Network users discover the over 1500 blog posts that have appeared on The Network. 

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Plug Into The Network

Whether you’re a deacon, small group leader, webmaster, nursery coordinator, or volunteer for any other ministry in your church, The Network is a place to learn, share, and connect with others who do what you do. Here are two key ways to plug into The Network...

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Celebrating Our Network "Winners"

The second anniversary festivities are nearly complete. Thanks to all of the blog writers and those of you who’ve worked to become Community Builders. We’ve done our reviews, names have been drawn and we’ve got winners to announce...

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Webinar Voting = No More Guesswork

In January we launched another way to connect with others about ministry - live webinars! It's off to a great start. But there's one problem...it's really tough deciding what topics to include. So today we're eliminating the guesswork and letting YOU help us decide.

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Network Changes?

Just noticed on the BOT report about the changes to the network, that it will no longer be run as a seperate entity...how does this affect how things will be run, posted, etc...I have enjoyed it and want it to continue. I appreciate all the work the various forum leaders and website coordinators have put into it.
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New Comment Guidelines

We've introduced new comment guidelines for The Network. The best thing about our comment guidelines is how seldom we’ve had to enforce them. Members of The Network community tend to be a helpful bunch who come here to equip and encourage each other for ministry, not to pick a fight.

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The Network - Connect with Others About Ministry

There's a way volunteer and staff ministry leaders can connect with each other to compare notes, encourage each other, and talk about the nuts and bolts of various church ministries. In this webinar we'll take a tour of the site and look at examples of the connections being made. 

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The Network Turns 2: Contests for You

The Network launched on February 8, 2010. Since then, it has grown to become one of the CRC's most-visited, most-read, and most-interacted-with sites.To celebrate our second anniversary, we’re announcing two fun contests (with prizes!):

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Looking For a Guide or Two, and Maybe You

Are you a church member who is willing to share your experience and enthusiasm for ministry? If so, we should talk. The Network is recruiting new guides. We're always on the lookout for good people who are willing to share some of what they've learned and experienced. Interested?

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New 'Webinar Wednesdays'

We started this Network website so we could all learn and connect with each other about ministry. Now, we're adding live events! Starting next week, "Webinar Wednesdays" offer a new way to connect in real-time.

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Give Some Christmas Cheer!

It's the giving season. You’ll be buying presents for folks you love, perhaps giving a tip to your newspaper carrier or even baking cookies to spread some good will (and the calories) around. How about giving some Christmas “cheer” (translate that as “encouragement”) to your favorite 

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Ministry Q&A | The Wisdom of the Crowds [Feature]

Have you ever thought: “I wonder how other churches do this”? Wouldn't it be great to ask others how they handled a particular ministry situation? Today, we're annnouncing a new feature of The Network called "Ministry Q&A". Just post your ministry question to tap into the collective knowledge and experience of CRC members across the US and Canada.

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Network Design Update (Oct 2011)

In case you hadn't noticed The Network has a slightly different look. We changed the look and navigation at the top of the site plus we made a few font changes. Do you like it? Leave us some feedback.
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Introducing The Network News & Support Blog

Since The Network launched 603 days ago new networks have been launched, new features have been added, new guides have been introduced, and new design changes have been made. So we've created this News & Support blog as a place to let you, The Network community, know about the latest news, features, and highlights on The Network.  

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Next Steps for Me...and for The Network

Today I retire.So I’d like to say a thing or two about this venture, The Network, and give you an opportunity to weigh in on its future. We launched The Network on February, 2010, not knowing exactly what to expect. We’ve watched it grow during each one of these last 18 months. 

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Step Out and Share!

What would you like to share about creating Safe Churches? What topic or issue is on your heart? What practical tip have you discovered that might help others? What book, video or training would you suggest to every leader? What have you experienced that has caused you to think about this ministry in a new way? Now’s your chance to share!

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Suggest a Blog Topic (ALSO: Guest Bloggers Welcome)

When cruising around The Network, have you ever thought: "They should really blog about...."Well now you can use this handy-dandy form to suggest a blog topic for one of our Network sections. We'll make sure it gets to the right guide for their full consideration.

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