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This is a practical tool for mentors (experienced pastors) and mentees (pastors new to ministry). It covers a wide variety of topics which pastors will generally encounter during their first several years of ministry. Each module/topic has discussion questions and a resource list.
Churches have a variety of leaders that are doing their best to use their leadership gifts to further the kingdom. This training tool focuses on leadership in the local church. Biblical, theological, and practical information is presented in a user-friendly format.
Be encouraged by the stories of three pastors' wives who share a common bond in the joys and challenges of being married to a pastor.
Peer Learning Grants enable CRC pastors to gather for support, learning, encouragement and prayer over a period of about a year. If you're looking to foster health in your ministry, life and relationships and nurture your wellbeing, check out the application form and overview document.
This guide emerges from a renewal-orientation for church visiting and features the executive version of the survey used in the Healthy Church Discernment Process. Discover this coaching and encouraging approach!
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.
Join us for a 1-hour roundtable exploring how the experience of dementia can be faith-formative, and for discussion on ministering to the person, the family, and the congregation.
Join us for a one day seminar with Ruth Haley Barton as we explore how you can experience God's care for your own soul.
How do you provide spiritual leadership in an environment in which you can't meet with people face to face? Here are some suggestions.
COVID-19 brings special challenges to pastors. Here's how pastors can take care of themselves while trying to face them.
God has a place for congregations in the kingdom that He is revealing. Here's how to gain clarity on how well your congregation is living into that mission.