How can churches ensure that their members are given the opportunity to support the church's ministries in ways that are accessible and readily available?
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In the context of today's world the mandate of mercy and justice that is at the heart of the call on the office of deacon is both profound and challenging. We need to keep the call in front of us as deacons to continue to live into it more fully
Tongue in cheek, I ask: Are pastors looking to ease up on the duties of their vocation? Are we drifting away from the faith of our fathers?
Is your church hosting Vacation Bible School this summer or are you trying something different as part of your ministry with children? If so, we'd love to hear about it!
What could be done to improve our support for women and ethnic minority leaders when they are seeking a pastoral or ministerial call?
Representatives from congregations across Canada gathered May 24-26 to discern, discuss, and dream about where God is leading the CRC. Get a sense of the event via this CRC News article.
How will delegates to Synod 2019 theologically deliberate on overture #6?
What does ‘operational oversight’ look like among the ministry staff in your congregation? How do you decide the salary for any given position?
Some churches have begun restructuring their Church Council to allow for better communication, more collaboration, and increased effectiveness. Has your church done this recently? We'd love to hear about it!
I would like your input about ways you, churches and/or classes support women leaders and ordained women to share with Calvin Seminary students. I'm sharing at a luncheon meeting hosted by a Student Advocacy Committee on Friday, April 12 to share some ways we are supporting women in ministry. I would lke your input.
Behind the scenes of the more visible work of the church is the question, “How do we relate to the realities around us?” A related question is, "What difference does the timeless Gospel make in the time and place where we find ourselves?"
"Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary." This statement has been used as a good excuse not to use words in verbal witness. A closer look at the data, however, suggests that Paul and the apostles may have amended the phrase.
One of the mandates for deacons is "Be prophetic critics of the waste, injustice, and selfishness in our society, and be sensitive counselors to the victims of such evils." How has your church or diaconate lived into this mandate?
In an article in World Magazine, Scott Allen examines what he thinks is a repeat of the social gospel movement in the 1920s.