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I'm Jealous of Your Faith

When we compare our own spiritual life to other people’s, we’re missing the beauty and importance of both of them. The way other people relate to God should be celebrated, not envied.

Faith Nurture
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Have We Lost the Art of Conversation?

When was the last time we struck up a conversation with a stranger, much less our neighbor? What if every person in our churches initiated conversations on a regular basis? What would we learn about where God is working in the world?

Global Mission
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The Best Form of Marketing

Even though we talk a lot about more technologically advanced forms of communication, the best way to get people to attend your next outreach event is still found in one of the most traditional forms: personal invitation.

Church Communications
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A Stranger Barged In

Do we share our love easily with someone different from us? We pride ourselves on maintaining a status quo of acceptable friends, but what about others in various difficult situations? 

Hospitality
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Singing Broken Hallelujahs

Too many times people think that Christianity is all happy-clappy being blessed (especially by other Christians). But that is far from the truth. And thus we sing, with tears in our eyes, broken hallelujahs. 

Worship
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When We Tell Our Stories

There are three basic points of view from which we tell our stories: hero, victim and villain. Listening to how we tell our own stories and others tell their stories can be instructive.

Pastors
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October is the New September

No matter when you begin your ministry season, it is always most excellent to use a few tried and true methods to help your church start off on the start note. What have you found vital to kicking off your season, whether in September or October?

Faith NurtureYouth Ministry
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National Gathering 2019 - Gearing Up!

I am greatly encouraged, inspired and delighted by God’s people in the CRC and I believe that I should pass on that encouragement to you all as well. God is moving and it is amazing!  Although the worshiping style of each community varies, as does the perspective on how to “do church,” I have found in the Catechism’s first Question and Answer a common thread that binds us all together.  

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