This article is an attempt to share the experience of a relative newcomer moving from the margins to the mainstream—or to be more precise, moving from the balcony to the main stage.
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Judicatories come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in many different forms, each with names that come out of a tradition. We know them through such names: diocese, regions, conferences, presbyteries, and districts. How does one reinvent a judicatory shaped by programs and seek to provide resources to transform it into a mission agency?
Check out these 30 ideas for recruiting new volunteers as well as for calling, keeping, and celebrating your current volunteers!
At the Disability Concerns Canada Spring Conference in 2010, featured speaker, Barbara Newman, shared great ideas for including people with disabilities in the full life of the church. Much of what she talked about can be found in the Church Services division section of the CLC Network website. Here are a few examples.
Given the inevitable craziness of ministry, how can you optimally create space for people to meet with God? How can you deepen your worship leading skills, while avoiding the temptation to drown in the glut of ministry needs? Consider a few other pointed questions.
Video imagery in worship needs to be grounded in the purpose of worship.
This is for all those that are just starting out in youth ministry or perhaps it’s for those who have been in ministry for a while but have become stale. Here are a few ideas that might help you in showing the people you serve from week to week that you are worth every penny they pay you.
Every community has its habits. They are so ordinary that no one either questions them or names them. But for someone walking into the room for the first time they are the first encounters into a new world. What are you supposed to do as a first-time elder?
“A family attending our church has a child with disabilities. We want to help. What should we do? Where do we start?” Here are some ideas.
Here are the five titles (summaries of major requirements included) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).