In January 2016, the leadership of the CRCNA posted an announcement to all the CRC churches in the US. The announcement drew attention to the changes Synod 2015 made in the Church Order.
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Here's a PowerPoint presentation about the changes in church order made by Synod 2015. It explores how these changes can enhance the role of deacons at all levels of the church — local, regional, and beyond.
What if, as deacons, we actually took the time to sit down and listen to the people we are trying to serve? This could potentially change the entire way churches engage with their communities!
Whether you are a deacon looking for ways to connect with community or a team commissioned to do the same, these resources will help you through the planning and programming.
The Theology of Development - A Biblical Understanding of Christian Mission and Community Development
This is a seven-lesson series designed to help participants deepen their biblical understanding of Christian mission and community development.
Few churches would say they aren’t interested in sharing God’s heart for their community. This workbook provides those tools and resources that will help you imagine your community the way God sees it.
This book will help you discover the difference between relief and development ministries, and assess your church’s programs.
When is a case management program appropriate? This book will help you assess the needs, gifts, calling, and hopes of the participant; develop a Development Covenant between mentor and participant; and follow up and evaluate the process.
This book will help you learn what your church can do to tackle injustice in your community.
What are you doing to check-in on your church and community members? Here are some resources, and we would love to hear your stories.
As we wonder about schools and their reopening plans, are congregations involved in crafting creative community solutions and ideas to make education for all students a fair and equitable priority?
Is it time to evaluate if the Christmas giving project you’ve ALWAYS done, is, well, just? Find a Q&A and 3 principles to help you create more just Christmas giving opportunities.
If you missed the Welcome to the Neighborhood Series, we've got good news for you: you can still watch!