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The Various Roles of an Elder

Recognizing our various roles, considering what is required by them, and accepting their limitations goes a long way to keeping appropriate boundaries in the church’s life. 

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Back to the Basics

It's the fall again when ministries tend to kick off. Here are some things to think about whether you are a member, leader or coordinator of small groups. I thought it would be valuable to recycle this article.

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Online File Storage

An online storage site is an easy way to share files with groups of people—such as teams or committees. There are many free and low-priced services for online storage.

Church Communications
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Classis: Past, Present, Future

The classis of our past was a good classis if it was a faithful classis. The classis of the present has to be, at the very least, a responsive classis—it has to respond in some way to the changes impacting our corporate church life. What does a responsive classis in the CRC look like today? And what about the future of classis?

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Craigslist — It's For Churches, Too

Our church has used craigslist for projector light bulbs and sound equipment. Craigslist goes beyond the garage sale concept. It is also a way to find workers or services, or to look for work. It’s really almost unlimited what you can find on craigslist.

Church Communications
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Texting — A Churchly Activity

Do any of you use texting in your church? I think it’s a promising idea. Some churches encourage texting during church services, some use it for sending news, encouragement, prayer requests, whatever information they wish to share.

Church Communications
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Deacons in Leadership

What connection exists between leadership and deacons? Deacons are called to lead as they represent Jesus in the church and in the community, so here are a few examples from His ministry to remind us how serving and leading go hand in hand.

Deacons
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Recycling

What do people think when they pass by your church and happen to glance in the recycling bins or dumpsters? Say they picked up a bulletin. What would they think about the church upon first glance?

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