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I'm the treasurer of our deacons at Grace CRC in Chatham Ontario. We've been asked if it is possible to designate donations to Resonate as either domestic or international.  How does this work?

October 19, 2017 1 1 comments
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I am wondering if there is a place on The Network that gives suggestions on how to do a baptism service where one parent is a professing member and one is not?

October 17, 2017 1 1 comments
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Does anyone have a printable church year calendar (Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.) that they use? I'm a visual person and would love to print something like this out. 

October 11, 2017 0 3 comments
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Our church is looking at its child protection policies and are at the point where we could likely do all of our training in house. How do we know our training will be sufficient for insurance companies? 

October 4, 2017 2 4 comments
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Do we have a "Funeral" liturgy anywhere? I'm on the Liturgical Forms & Resources page, but I don't see one. I see one for marriage, but not funerals...

October 3, 2017 1 2 comments
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Do you have any resources/tips/advice for a ladies Bible study who would like to introduce prayer partners? I am leading about 10 women and would like to introduce the idea to them. 

September 20, 2017 0 2 comments
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I would like to find a program to assist our visual team with preparations for Sunday services. What are people's thoughts on Easy Worship? Is there another program you'd suggest? 

September 11, 2017 0 6 comments
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How does your church handle the background check aspect of Safe Church policy?

September 7, 2017 0 5 comments
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Where can I find the procedures, established or suggested, for inviting a pastor?

August 16, 2017 0 2 comments
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Synod 1987 amended articles 74-77; however, I can find no record as to when article 73 was amended. Does anyone have any information on this?

August 9, 2017 0 2 comments
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We are looking for recommendations on a good church management software. Does the CRC have any ideas? What does your church use? 

August 3, 2017 0 1 comments
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There is a group of us on Facebook who have decided to form a small group. Has anyone else done this? If so, do you have suggestions that might help as we begin our group?

July 20, 2017 0 2 comments
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Does anyone have guidelines for a congregation to set up a scholarship fund for (young) members who show an interest in education towards full or part time ministry?

July 19, 2017 0 1 comments
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I would like to make use of the book "Austin's Topical History of Christianity." To do this, I need permission from the current copyright holder, perhaps a descendant of Bill R. Austin. Can you help?

July 17, 2017 0 0 comments
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What is a good way to pay those who substitute for church employees?

July 14, 2017 0 2 comments
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Does anyone have a sample 'Terms of Use' page for guest WiFi at their church that they'd be willing to share? 

July 6, 2017 0 1 comments
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I am looking for a copy of Songs for Life CD, Volume 1. 

July 5, 2017 0 0 comments
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I am looking for a connection to a Swahili Bible supplier. Can you help?

July 5, 2017 0 0 comments
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I am trying to locate the booklet 'Someone Cares' by Rev Leonard Schalkwyk. It is out of print and may have a revised title. Can anyone direct me on this? 

June 27, 2017 0 1 comments
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I'm looking to purchase a new compact Bible and wonder what version most CRC pastors are using. I see the TNIV, ESV, and NLT have all been approved in the last 11 years. 

June 27, 2017 0 1 comments
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Does anyone have a functional web site policy that would help us in the development of one at a local level?

June 15, 2017 0 5 comments
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Are there any churches who might have leftover take home papers/newsletters from the following Faith Alive curriculums and age groups?

June 15, 2017 0 0 comments
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I hear talk of the CRCNA developing a smartphone app for Sunday offering giving. Does this have validity?

June 14, 2017 0 3 comments
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I am looking for a sample contract or letter of call for a youth leader that we are hoping to hire soon. Do you have one to share? 

June 7, 2017 0 2 comments
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We are wondering how other churches handle VBS volunteers. Should we just use church members, or accept the help of parents, etc. Their help would be welcome, but would they need background checks? 

May 30, 2017 0 3 comments

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I would like to make use of the book "Austin's Topical History of Christianity." To do this, I need permission from the current copyright holder, perhaps a descendant of Bill R. Austin. Can you help?

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I am looking for a copy of Songs for Life CD, Volume 1. 

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July 5, 2017 0 0 comments
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I am looking for a connection to a Swahili Bible supplier. Can you help?

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Are there any churches who might have leftover take home papers/newsletters from the following Faith Alive curriculums and age groups?

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June 15, 2017 0 0 comments
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We're wondering if any other CR churches have experimented with the "New City Catechism" app?

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May 23, 2017 0 0 comments
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I wasn't recently asked to perform a wedding by a widow in the congregation I serve. She was advised by her attorney to enter a covenant marriage agreement (for financial reasons). Anyone have wisdom on this? 

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May 11, 2017 0 0 comments
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A group of snowbirds who met at a church in Florida are planning a potluck this summer in West Michigan. Any ideas for entertainment?

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April 25, 2017 0 0 comments
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If love is the fulfillment of everything and keeps us from sin—and we are to fear no evil and love our enemies—would we love the devil being our enemy? 

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April 2, 2017 0 0 comments
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Have any churches considered switching from a 501(c)(3) status to 508(c)(1)(a)?

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September 12, 2016 0 0 comments
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In Scripture, we see YHWH triumphing over pagan gods. Are there any books or articles that compare/contrast the various Greco-Roman gods with the ministry of Jesus?

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There are so many choices out there. I was wondering if anyone had either used, or could recommend a good Admin software?

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July 14, 2014 0 0 comments
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There were many more historical accounts written about and around the time of Jesus, how is it that only a select few made it through the "...given by inspiration of God..." filter, as expressly stated in 2 Timothy 3:16. What disqualified other anecdotes and writings?

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April 1, 2014 0 0 comments
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Has anyone found a great solution for outdoor luminaries (ideally foolproof and weatherproof)? We like to have them up our driveway for Christmas Eve worship service and face unpredictable weather (Michigan in December). Last year I tried battery operated tea lights, but I think it was too cold...

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December 11, 2013 0 0 comments
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What books reflecting the Reformed world-and-life view might you recommend for teens?

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November 14, 2013 0 0 comments
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We are in the process of further developing our welcome center in our church. and the duties involved in successfully greeting and welcoming visitors.  We have some ideas but wonder if any of the CRC churches have an actual job description that describe the ways in which we can serve.

 

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August 20, 2013 0 0 comments
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One of the challenges of Disability Ministry is getting people to church on Sundays as well as during the week for ministry events. I'd like to hear some of the ways our churches have solved this challenge. Whether it's getting members to commit to driving each week, or buying a bus or van, or...

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August 19, 2013 0 0 comments
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I find more and more people turning to e-readers and was wondering if the church libraries could tap into this market and how it would work.

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July 31, 2013 0 0 comments
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The suicide rate for veterans (recent and those who served long ago) is frighteningly high. Many vets live with conflict-related disabilities such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or other injuries. Disability Concerns is looking for information (by August 16, 2013) ...

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July 24, 2013 0 0 comments
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I attended several funerals recently of seniors who had been leaders and path setters in their churches and communities.

Reflecting on all the people in my life who are now with God in Glory, I realise that listening and hearing their life experiences help form my future role as an 'aging...

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July 23, 2013 0 0 comments
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Does anyone use this Faith Alive youth resource?  I am looking at it for my junior high youth group, ages 6th to 8th grade.  What are your thoughts on depth, discussion starting and "corniness" factor??  Thanks for the input!

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April 25, 2013 0 0 comments
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Nonfiction collection materials in church libraries are difficult to select and I've been wondering if there's some mechanism whereby CRC church libraries could enlist the advice and suggestions of our colleges and universities.  For example, instead of wandering into your local...

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April 23, 2013 0 0 comments
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Hi all, 

Working on getting myself organised, and I noticed that many businesses have "privacy statements" at the bottom of their emails to remind people that these emails are private and confidential, and meant only for the person to whom their addressed, etc. Do any of you have one that...

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April 23, 2013 0 0 comments
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I just got a phone call from a man named Peter in Florida who is hoping to teach No Easy Answers with 9-12 graders. He wants to speak with someone who has taught it and can give him some advice on teaching it. It's one that I haven't taught. Please let me know if you'd like to help Peter out....

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January 14, 2013 0 0 comments
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We as Administrative Elders have set a goal to develop future leaders in our congregation.  We're currently finding out who has served in leadership roles in the past (leadership being elder, deacon, small group leader, other team/committee leader, etc, etc) and we're going to ask current...

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September 20, 2012 0 0 comments
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I am marrying a couple with limited English proficiency, and I would like them to be able to say their vows in farsi. Does anyone have this?

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June 6, 2012 0 0 comments