Some of us on council believe that only other ministers of the Word who may be present should be invited to join the officiating pastor in the laying on of hands; others believe that the council executive or even all the elders and the deacons ought to be involved as well. Who’s right?
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I am wondering if anyone knows if there is some sort of records or database regarding how many churches in the CRC have made the transition from a traditional Council structure to a model where Elders and Deacons are split into administrative and pastoral type roles?
One of the diaconates in the area of Alberta I serve as a consultant is asking for ideas on how to support those who are part of the 'sandwich generation.' In other words those who find themselves raising children while at the same time caring for elderly parents.
The congregation where I presently serve as an interim pastor would like to create a congregational resource database. What's been your experience? What rules need to be put in place?
Will you share your church's best practices around tracking ministry outcomes resulting from your visioning process?
I'm wondering if the CRCNA has any affiliation with International Needs Canada? Should we support another Christian community development agency other than World Renew?
Does anyone have a good suggestion for a simple and confidential database to track visits with members of their congregation?