In this short interview, Dr. Steve Timmermans, Executive Director of the CRCNA, reflects on the refocused expectations of deacons laid out by Synod 2015.
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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!"
Rev. Elaine May, senior pastor of Mayfair Church in Grand Rapids, MI, was the first to register for the SheLeads Conference to be held at Calvin Theological Seminary. Find out why she's going and join her!
I keep a growing list of why seminary education is more than just helpful — it is vital for church leaders and the church. Here are three of my top reasons for attending seminary.
Although Detroit has at times gotten a bad rap, the city is in the middle of renaissance. As Detroit-area residents and pastors, my friend Mark and I have put together a list of reasons you can’t afford not to come to Detroit for Inspire 2017.