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!
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The article below, from Smart Church Management, suggests four ideal opportunities for surveying your volunteers.
Which of these characteristics are evident in your congregation, and how can your church strengthen these traits for more effective local ministry?
What if we made a practice of celebrating year-round the women who have poured themselves into our lives? Here's a collection of books written by mums and for mums to lubricate the gears of your mothering life with grace.
This Christianity Today article by Calvin C. Ratz explores what it takes to have newcomers stay connected to your congregation.
This free 50 Ways resource provides strategies to identify and support new leaders, continue to develop existing leaders, and build and maintain effective ministry teams.
Did you know that Safe Church Ministry started out as the Office of Abuse Prevention? Think of the heartache avoided by preventing abuse before it happens. Surely churches belong at the front lines.
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Classis plays a key role in CRC church planting. Here are ten ways you can contribute to a church planting movement.
This article is a very useful tool to analyze current approaches to contextualization, especially those in the context of outreach to Muslims.
This article has suggestions and resources to help your congregation considers having emotional support animals in your church.
This article from Indigenous Christian leaders Ray Aldred, Adrian Jacobs, and Terry LeBlanc considers what societal repentance for the evils of residential schools and healing from our colonial history could look like in Canada.