It has been 100 years since the CRC’s first overseas missionary left for the field. Johanna Veenstra was a 25-year-old woman who left everything she knew back home in New Jersey and followed God’s call into the unknown.
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When it comes to deacons at classis and synod, what is your immediate reaction? In our many discussions with deacons (and other ministry leaders), we came to realize this is a pretty hot topic!
As a Dwell coordinator, I spent late summer preparing for our September launch, thinking a lot about helping children know their teacher and where to go, and spending time stocking our Dwell spaces with any necessary supplies, but I didn’t always remember to reach out and care for my Dwell leaders as they began a new year.
Studies like Renegotiating Faith encourage congregations and mentors to be more intentional about connecting students to new networks at a time when they’re open to those connection points. Here are five ideas to consider.
What should we know about church plants so the CRC can work better together to spread the gospel and disciple believers in our communities? Church planters shared these 10 insights.
One of the most challenging aspects of ministry programming can be to deviate from strategies and program elements that already seem to be successful. Why fix what isn't broken?
Churches are truly helpful when they listen a lot and lecture very little.
As part of a covenant promise-keeping body of believers, how can a student’s church family help support their launch? Let's look at a CRC church in Barrie, Ontario, for some good ideas.
When it comes to faith formation, today's families need more than another thing to do or to attend. They need help breathing.