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Making a Difference One Person at a Time

In 2009, Norman came to a SE Classis meeting in Orlando, Florida and he lead the music aspect of worship that meeting. The Lord was stirring Norman's heart to church planting and we joined him in prayer asking the Lord to direct his footsteps.

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What's Your Content Type?

It’s been great to see all the new blogs, articles and resources getting added on The Network each day. Some of you may be holding back because you’ve got questions like: "How can I tell if what I wrote is a Discussion Topic or a Blog?"

Network News
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Faith Formation and Special Needs

This edition of the journal Lifelong Faith: the Theory and Practice of Lifelong Faith Formation presents theological and theoretical reflections on faith formation with people with special needs, as well as practical suggestions for ministry and learning.

Disability Concerns
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Youth

The ideal is that our young people will feel that they are known, loved and deeply cared for. Allow me ask a few questions about the young people of your congregation...

EldersFaith Nurture
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Using a Journey Wall for Classis Renewal

A journey wall is a congregation wide experience in which a congregation posts their memories of positive and challenging experiences with the church, puts their story into chapters and then looks for repeated patterns across the life of the church.

Classis
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The Other Six Days

A social scientist, Erik Carter started his keynote address at the 2014 Summer Institute on Disability and Theology by saying he would be "preaching from Numbers." With data, he established the opportunity congregations and other communities of faith have to "welcome, receive, and be hospitable" every day of the week.

Disability Concerns
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Crushing the Caregivers

We would never say “It’s your kid, do the appendectomy at home.” Or “Your parents will have to deal with that gunshot wound.” But this is the system of care we have in place for people with severe disabilities. Why?

Disability Concerns
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CRC Asian Pastors Seek Connections

SEAPI was formed in 2007 to aid Asian church leaders to develop a sustaining network of support for its pastors, sharing of best ministry practices, and to build better relationships with the CRC agencies and programs.

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Rethinking the Church’s Social Practices

If it is true that people are excluded from church for social- skill reasons, what changes might be instituted within the social environment that would benefit not only persons with disabilities but the larger population as well? What “social ramp” would cause more people to have access and find social acceptance?

Disability Concerns

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