I recently received an email from an office bearer who was heading into a council meeting; the third meeting devoted to a particularly thorny issue. What would you say to her?
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I've been wanting elders and deacons to weigh in on this question: What do you wish you had known when you were first installed in office?
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.