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Who Leads Your Church?

There is a growing awareness in the CRC that the relationship between members of the church council and members of the church staff can present challenging dynamics. Why is this, and why is it happening now?

Church Admin & Finance
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Reinventing the Judicatory in an Unthinkable World

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?

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Deacons' Meetings

So, what do I do first? Go to meetings; make a plan; schedule offerings. The Deacon’s Handbook will show you the big picture in clear and practical steps.

Deacons
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Healthy Congregations Head Outwards

What’s to debate? Isn’t it a given that congregations be healthy? The issues are complex and crucial. At stake is not merely survival of local congregations, but also the direction of the CRCNA in the 21st century.

Pastors
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Sabbath-Keeping for Lead Worshipers

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. 

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More Than a Paycheck

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.

Youth Ministry
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Effective Leadership

I'd like to share with you a few thoughts that Pastor Bill Hybels (Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church) shared in his opening address during the Global Leadership Summit. Here are his four points on effective leadership.

Youth Ministry
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Getting Started as a First-Time Elder

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?

Elders

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