Filtered by: Resource

Here you'll find resources posted by individuals, churches, and ministries. Add comments, give a 'thumbs up', or post your own. Can't find something? Use the chat box to let us know.

Sort by

Article
18 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Finding Spiritual Green Space

A group of pastors from New England is making the case for planning green space in our spiritual lives, too. “As cities carve out green spaces to break urban congestion, we need to help each other find green spaces in our busy lives.”

Pastors
Article
185 views
0 shares
0 rating
6 comments

Two Paths to Inclusion

Various barriers prevent people with disabilities from full and effective participation in society and in the church. Churches that want to break down these barriers and open ministry to and with people with disabilities need to take two paths to inclusion.

Disability Concerns
Article
337 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Competency for Communal Leadership

In a provocative discussion on “competencies,” the CRCNA’s Leadership Development Team claims we “should not overstate the distinction between character and competence.” Yet the echo of competency rooted in character sounds often.

Pastors
Article
66 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Caring for Pastors

Ministry is one of the most demanding professions in the North American environment. It is a profoundly satisfying task because pastors daily have opportunities to impact others for all eternity. Yet, in spite of its eternal implications, it is a wrenching and draining profession as well. 

Pastors
Article
3 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Global Missions in New Church Starts

Often new church starts think that international missions is great . . . but must wait until the church is up and running. This resource focuses on the concept of building an international component into the DNA of the church from its beginning.
Global Mission
Article
440 views
3 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Mezuzah

What is your reminder of your high calling from Jesus Christ? The Jewish people have the Mezuzah! What do you have?

Youth Ministry
Article
198 views
0 shares
1 rating
0 comments

Spouses in Pastoral Ministry: Their Role

When the Christian Reformed Church North America was awarded a Lilly Endowment grant of nearly $2 million in September 2002, the funding provided the momentum for an initiative with the potential to transform local churches and their pastors through “Sustaining Pastoral Excellence.” 

Pastors
Article
31186 views
2 shares
0 rating
2 comments

What Is a Small Group?

Most people who have been around a church for a while have a pretty good idea about what a small group is. Or do they? The following definition may give new understanding to the term “small group.”

Small Groups
Article
209 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

When Jesus Guides: Together

Our best identity is not found in exploration of self independent from others, but self in relationship to others. Here are at least four ways in which Jesus guidance will lead to us to live more deeply as and with community.

Elders
Article
166 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

How Am I Doing, Coach?

However coaching is done, the most important thing it that it IS done for the sake developing healthy leaders and small groups. Here are a couple of proven conversational coaching methods.

Small Groups
Article
118 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Lonely Little Petunia

Sometimes small groups or individuals might feel like they are "lonely little petunias in an onion patch". This longing may be the Holy Spirit’s nudging to shape small groups that exist not merely for the sake of experiencing community, but for the sake of participating in God’s redemptive plan. 

Small Groups

Pages

RSS