Given the power of story, it’s no accident that much of God’s Word comes to us in story form. Here are some resources for using picture books to help build faith, both at home and in children’s ministry.
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This is more than a “special offering” Sunday. It’s an opportunity to bring an issue out into the light that too often remains hidden.
In a powerful blog, Hilary Jerome Scarsella reflects on what she has experienced and witnessed in the years following her sexual assault on the campus of her seminary.
Why does our classis need a safe church team? What does a classis safe church team do? How does the team work, and who leads it? This article helps answer those questions.
Why does our congregation need a safe church team? What does the team do? How can a safe church team benefit our church? This article helps answer those questions.
In the May issue of The Banner, a feature article tells the story of Ken Lee, a Christian Reformed missionary to Japan. These are the untold details.
This article helps a diaconate think through how to respond to their call to "be prophetic critics of the waste, injustice, and selfishness in our society" and provides helpful links to a host of resources.
April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S. and in many Canadian provinces. In addition, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the U.S. What can we learn and do in April to end sexual abuse in our churches and communities?
In basketball, a pivot requires turning just enough to get to the basket. Here are seven pivots that can radically transform our lives and our ministry impact.
Baptism provides God’s big family with a beautiful opportunity to say, “Welcome to the family!” to the one being baptized. Use these easily adaptable ideas to help your church do that with arms open wide.
Whenever a church member or leader is accused and arrested for a criminal sexual offense, there are serious repercussions in the entire community, both in and outside the church.
Much has been written to praise and critique Alan Hirsch’s book 5Q; Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ. Despite what is being said, I find Hirsch to be particularly compelling on a couple points.
Last year was the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dordrecht which produced the Canons of Dort. One of the areas it addressed was the question "Did Christ die for everyone?" This question is answered in the blog below.