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Making Baptism Memorable

As Christian Reformed congregations reclaim the importance of baptism, they’re making the sacrament multisensory and helping worshipers “live into” their baptisms.

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Inclusive Communion

As many grains are gathered into one loaf, partaking of the elements binds God’s people together into one. Ironically, when church leaders ignore the unique needs of worshipers with disabilities, some are excluded from the sacrament whose very name includes the word union.

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Methods of Praying in Public Worship

Just as the types of prayers will include a great deal of variety, so should the methods in which we pray represent a variety. Perhaps if we suggest an admittedly incomplete listing of some different methods, it will stimulate your ideas, discussions, and planning.

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Decisions for Lenten Worship Planning

Your Lenten season will likely involve special worship efforts. Therefore, your worship planning will certainly require many decisions that involve advance planning and preparation. To help you anticipate these decisions, we list a number of questions and issues here.

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Worship That Is Authentic to God

Authentic worship is about us. But it is also about God, his creation, and his church. How authentic is your worship? In what ways do you need to be more genuine, real, or true?

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Understanding Consent - Part 2

In some instances, the law places a restriction on consent—not because of age or cognitive ability—but because there is a higher societal value to uphold. This article will look more closely at that issue.

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Pastoral Care, Homosexuality and the Elder

Increasingly, church communities are seeking new ways of living in community with countless people for whom the role “heterosexual, married with children” does not apply. How do we talk about the pain, the struggle and the violence (physical and verbal) that has accompanied the journey of many among us? 

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Worship Playlist

Today we have immense control over our music. But when we come to worship, we can’t design a playlist of our favorite songs. What should we do? 

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Am I Subscribed? [Feature]

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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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