Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) CRC is the only CRC congregation on that lovely island, but they don’t let their isolation diminish their desire to be equipped for passionate discipleship. They invited Faith Formation Ministries’ regional catalyzer Rev. Lesli VanMilligen to spend an entire weekend with them and lead them in four different learning experiences.
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Leaving congregational ministry after twenty three years led to two "Aha!" moments and an important reminder.
Event planning is a TON of work. Why would I do this again? The people. The smiles. The service to the denomination and Canadian Ministry. And more.
Rather than having “experts” address the questions, it is expected that gatherers will talk about what they see and experience as the new mission of the church.
Many people in the CRC complain that our denomination tends to favor head knowledge at the expense of the heart. But for people who live with mental illnesses, basing our faith on knowledge acts as an anchor against raging emotions.
The play, #ChurchToo, effectively and artfully touched on themes such as power imbalances, denial, silence, grooming, guilt on the part of the victim, and male heroes in the Bible who used their power and position to victimize women.
How many activities can an average church member be expected to do? The easy answer is "it depends." The better answer is to find out what the situation is for your congregation.
Last month’s incident at a Pittsburgh synagogue has led me to wonder, “Do greeters and ushers need more training?” What if someone with the wrong motives were to walk through the church doors?
Lottery records will keep shattering. Dreams about how to spend untold millions will continue to be spun by throngs. Does that mean the Church can’t grow believers who know better?
The partnership between Coffee Break and Crossroads Prison Ministry is more than just sharing materials, we also want to partner in learning and igniting evangelistic passion—whether in your neighborhood or behind bars.
I recently participated in a webinar about theologies of disabilities led by Tom Reynolds. Through his experiences with his son who lives with autism, as well as living with his own depression, theologies of disabilities has become an academic passion for him.
Jim may have retired, but his ministry, and its influence, continue to impact the world.
There is something special about getting together with CRC family from across the country, and the 2019 Canadian National Gathering provides the perfect opportunity.