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CRCNA Website One-Stop Resource Index

The following is an emerging draft of all of the worship-related resources provided by the Christian Reformed Church and its agencies and educational institutions—and easy place to gain access to the audio files, bulletin covers, liturgies, videos, and publications that worship planners and leaders need to do their work well.

Worship
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Getting Started with Worship Planning

How can this service faithfully and imaginatively bring this scriptural text alive? How can the service invite the meaningful participation of everyone present? How can we serve as the prophets and priests for our community at worship? Planning worship is more a pastoral task than a logistical task.

Worship
Blog
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Counter-Cultural Leadership

Henry Nouwen once argued that the three greatest temptations for Christian leaders are to be a) relevant, b) spectacular, and c) powerful (In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership, Crossroads, 1987). 

Worship
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Communicating Effectively

The church is committed to effectively communicate our mission, vision, and values in an effort to help people develop in their Christian life as a part of the church community. As church members we want to communicate in an efficient, cohesive, and consistent manner that honors Christ and His church.

Church Admin & Finance
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Sample Apllication Form

This form is for those applying for a volunteer position that involves the supervision, care, or instruction of children and youth. The church can use this form to provide a safe and secure environment for those children and youth who participate in its programs and use its facilities.

Safe Church
Website
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Safe Church Ministry

Here is the website of the Safe Church Ministry of the CRCNA with resources to create awareness of abuse and to assist churches and organizations to respond effectively and justly to abuse incidents.

Safe Church
Website
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Faith Trust Institute

Faith-based organization that provides written and video resources for the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, and church leader misconduct .

Safe Church
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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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The Parsonage

Today more ministers live in their own houses than ever before. But not all. Local situations vary. But where pastors live in church-owned housing, consistories do well to think about their retirement days.

Church Admin & FinancePastors
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Spiritual Formation: Becoming Like Christ

When a person chooses to live with God, there is a consequence. God chooses to transform her life. Knowledge grows. Faith increases. The fruits of the Spirit become evident. For all the differences between people, there is a similarity in the work that the Spirit does in our lives.

Elders
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Age Level Characteristics of Kids

Kids think and act so much differently than adults that relating to them can be a challenge! The links below summarize intellectual, social, and spiritual characteristics of kids at various age levels, and offer tips for helping them grow in faith.

Children's Ministry
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The Compassionate Congregation

This book from Faith Alive includes first-hand stories, practical advice, and resources to help churches care for people in a wide range of difficult situations. Includes sections on AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, depression, troubled relationships, single parenting, substance abuse, and more.

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