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!
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I’m curious, what areas of ministry would you like to talk about this year?
The season of Advent is often associated with giving. We give each other gifts at Christmas and often consider ways that we can give back to our communities. How do you choose to give back?
Now that we are over halfway through the year, I wanted to check in and see which books you've read (any must reads? unexpected finds?) and which books are still on your list.
If Graham is the model of political correctness, then I say to CRC clergy and members, "Say whatever you want. It is ok." Right?
This past Sunday, Easter Sunday, was the most dressed up that I've gotten for church in a long time. As I thought about this, I began to wonder: Am I missing out by becoming more and more casual in what I wear to church?
What if the values of equality, freedom, diversity, and human dignity are not really the core values of America? What if Trump really is representing the highest values on which America was established?
Let's be a denomination that does something concrete and proactive and honest about this; let's be authentic and show our youth and others that it's ok to talk about the hard stuff.
On this milestone anniversary, much can be said about the Reformation. But I’d love to hear, in just one word: what comes to mind when you think of the Reformation?
In 2018, we'd like to give the "Together Doing More" section of The Banner a fresh look and a new name. What types of posts would you like to see? Any suggestions for what to call this section?
While the article centers on some of the tensions and debates at the school, I think that many of the topics explored are also at play in our wider denominational landscape.