Congregations long for February 2020, but a recent Gallup poll (U.S.) shows 2020 as the end of a significant 20-year decline in church membership. To go back is to go the way of decrease.
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How does your church help the pastor(s) cover their Self Employment (SECA) taxes? Should there be a universal policy for this among CRCs in the US?
Taking fresh steps in ministry and mission can be hard. We have to be rooted in being wanted, loved and adopted by God.
No one responded to our post. What does "no response" mean? Was there a better way to communicate our need to hear from individuals and churches on Supporting Women and Ethnic Minority Leaders in the Pastoral Call Process?
I have observed a profound reluctance from pastors to routinely visit members of their church. I would welcome some responses from pastors.
What is your focus when you prepare and preach your sermon?
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Vmware, identifies three mentoring relationships that were crucial to the success of his career. What do you like most about Gelsinger's types? In what ways do you relate to these types in your own life?
There’s an old saying that “some folks are so heavenly minded that they’re no earthly good.” Is it possible that preaching can be “so heavenly minded” that its “earthly good” is limited?
The CRCNA’s Financial Shalom Project is creating a Directory of Financial Professionals as a resource for our pastors. Know any qualified financial planners, tax attorneys, or accountants we should add?
I recently came across an interesting article titled 5 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2016. Check out the author's predictions and let's discuss what you think he got right or wrong this past year.
Let's look at the current statistics on women in Ministry in the CRC and talk about what we find surprising (or not surprising) about these numbers.