Today I reflect on my thoughts from 10 years ago and my hope for racial-ethnic diversity in the CRCNA.
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In this short interview, Dr. Steve Timmermans, Executive Director of the CRCNA, reflects on the refocused expectations of deacons laid out by Synod 2015.
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.
From an outsider looking in at this situation and how it continues to unfold, there are some lessons that we in Safe Church Ministry should consider.
Since a deacon's mandate is to “lead and equip the church to minister to its members and the world in a rich diversity of ministries, awaken compassion, demonstrate mercy, seek justice, and collaborate with God’s Spirit for the transformation of persons and communities,” can they ever really ‘take a break’??
I’ve not forgotten the powerful impact of Stephanie’s leadership style. As the weeks passed, she kept inviting us into her unfancy kitchen. In doing so, she set the stage for a group of college girls to let their guard down.
The Second Women in Leadership Annual Gathering at Synod is less than a week away! There are so many reasons you should come. One is, "We are encouraged so much when we come together as sisters in Christ!"