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Coaching Corner: A Coaching Intensive on the Isle of Green Gables

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.

Faith Nurture
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1,000,000 or a Name

According to research from Fuller Youth Institute, American churches may lose 33,000,000 emerging adults by 2050. I'm convinced that we cannot look at the “numbers" and be satisfied until we get to know the “names.”

Youth Ministry
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Jesus at the Sleazy Diner

To my great surprise, the musical food was more nourishing than the physical food. And I wondered if that Flint diner had some things in common with that stable in Bethlehem.

Worship
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#Churchtoo - the Play, the Drama

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. 

Safe Church
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The Wife of the Pastor

I loved that my husband was the pastor. That he was called into ministry. And I was eager to walk alongside him, supporting and encouraging him as I was able. What I didn’t want was to be seen as “part of the package.” 

Pastors
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The Pastor's Marriage and the Satanist's Prayer

I’ve seen the challenges that ministry places on marriages, and also witnessed the deep damage done to the gospel when a marriage is hurt by infidelity. Here are some ways to combat the evil one. 

Pastors
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An Early Advent Reflection

Of all The Network articles floating around in my mind I wanted to write, all important topics for Safe Church Ministry—this is what came out when I sat down to write. It's a hopeful reflection on life with God.

Safe Church
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Theologies of Disabilities

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.

Disability Concerns
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Who Is Your One Phone Call?

This is the story of a pastor with a secret. His story plays out very differently depending on whether or not he has a person to call and how the church supports him. 

Pastors
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What Is Branding?

Whether you realize it or not, your church has a brand. What is a brand? What can you do to help your church’s brand?

Church Communications

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