In 2019, a brand new Youth Justice Initiative will be launched! Teens from across Canada will be encouraged to work with the deacons in their church as they identify an injustice in their community.
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Ready for some good news? You’re not alone—there’s a whole group of wannabe teachers in your room who are ready to share the teaching load. That would be your kids! It may not make mathematical sense, but here’s a good equation to remember: 2 teach is 2 learn 2 times!
Ideas for new practices or programs may be plentiful, but the deeper challenge is in successful implementation and making the changes stick. In this article, five steps or stages are outlined for putting good ideas into action.
In the midst of trauma and grief, how do we point children to the comfort of God’s love and care for them?
The goal of the Calvinist Cadet Corps is to provide Christian men with a structure, program, and materials that are uniquely designed to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life—devotional, mental, physical, and social.
If churches aren’t creating and executing their ministries out of a place of genuine love and care, people will quickly become ‘problems to solve’ and our ministries will become solely needs-based.
What if, as deacons, we actually took the time to sit down and listen to the people we are trying to serve? This could potentially change the entire way churches engage with their communities!
The article below, from Smart Church Management, suggests four ideal opportunities for surveying your volunteers.
This article offers a number of suggestions for small churches that are looking to engage deeper with their community. With the right approach, it is possible for a small group of people to make a big impact.
Without regular maintenance you might wear out. Teaching is hard work. You need to balance your effort and energy with adequate time for rest. God says, “Catch your breath! Take a break. Come apart and be with me a while.”
Which of these characteristics are evident in your congregation, and how can your church strengthen these traits for more effective local ministry?
What if we made a practice of celebrating year-round the women who have poured themselves into our lives? Here's a collection of books written by mums and for mums to lubricate the gears of your mothering life with grace.
In this Christianity Today Women Leaders' article, Carolyn Taketa, pastor of small groups at Calvary Community Church, offers five great questions for discernment about taking on "extracurricular opportunities in ministry."
This Christianity Today article by Calvin C. Ratz explores what it takes to have newcomers stay connected to your congregation.
This free 50 Ways resource provides strategies to identify and support new leaders, continue to develop existing leaders, and build and maintain effective ministry teams.
Did you know that Safe Church Ministry started out as the Office of Abuse Prevention? Think of the heartache avoided by preventing abuse before it happens. Surely churches belong at the front lines.