How do we train and equip people to pray for worship? And how do we prepare those who pray with—and for—others after the service?
Does your Coffee Break group do a warm up before going into the study? If so, would you be willing to share ideas of video clips, songs, or speakers that you use?
Our church is in transition and looking to re-establish what it means to be a committee that takes care of the Property and the Finances of the church. What ought this group do?
Is it possible for Faith Alive to make ebook/kindle versions of previously published material? Good resources quickly go out of print and it seems a shame to not be able to access them in any way.
Is their a guideline regarding voting at congregational meetings if someone is a professing member and is under the age of 18?
Does anyone have suggestions for resources that can be used for helping children/youth prepare for baptism?
Does anyone have a regular regimen of training for your sound technicians or other technology operators? If so, how often do you train and what sources do you use?
At the beginning of the school year, my church holds a "Promotion Sunday" for Sunday School. Any suggestions for activities to entice folks that don't normally come to Sunday School?
Our church is beginning the transition to implementing background checks. We are running into several snags and would love the input and experience of others.
An article in the Banner made me more aware of copyright permission and so I'm trying to do it right. Do I need to buy a copyright license (between $200 and $400) to project only 2 or 3 songs?
Does anyone know of any short but effective ministry evaluation tools? I would appreciate any suggestions you may have.
I recently got into a discussion that could probably be boiled down to "Why does the church's theology matter? Both churches [profess the creeds] so who cares what they believe past that."
Is Classis a separate organization from the churches it represents? Do we have to be incorporated?
I am the newly elected president and one member has raised a concern that our executive committee includes both of our pastoral staff. What is the appropriate membership?
I'm in the first month of my position as "Director of Youth Ministries" and have been approached to suggest some Bible Study resources. Any books or materials that worked well for you?
If the Faith Alive "HC and Me" material is not a good fit what are some alternative options?
I'd LOVE to know: how many Christian Reformed congregations will be running community gardens this summer, either on church property or nearby?
Small group conversations are challenging for hearing-impaired members & small group discussions aren't accessible to the range of cognitive development. How have others tackled this?
We need help composing biblical guidelines that can be understood by the typical teen, are based on respectful behavior toward the leaders and one another, and aren't a list of "don't" rules.
Normally youth ministry staff are paid based on the hours they work planning youth activities. What are guidelines for compensation when they are with the youth 24 hrs per day?
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?
Our Bylaws are out of date and a mess. Are there examples, samples, or guides for CRCNA Bylaws (not articles of incorporation)?
Have you come across something or developed something to help kids learn about and experience the spiritual habit of fasting? By fasting, I don't necessarily mean fasting from food, but abstaining from something for a specific period of time for the sake of seeking God more fully.
With just 40 minutes for Sunday school it's been hard for me to squeeze in prayer time. What's worked for you? I need some ideas!
I would like to be able to give people the opportunity to watch the sermon on Sunday even though they are not able to attend in person. I'm asking for help to find out what kind of technology do we need...