In a smartphone world, reading the Bible is becoming increasingly individualized. Check out this guide for reading the Bible in community.
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GEMS Girls' Clubs has created a new insert in SHINE brightly magazines with GEMS grown-ups in mind. The tools will help build bonds for a lifetime with girls!
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As the #MeToo movement hits the church, many churches are requesting information about how to respond. We hope this toolkit will help people, especially church councils, understand what their options are.
Responding to Abuse Toolkit: Denominational Position Statement and Summary of Church Order Related to Abuse
This handy guide to our denominational position statement about abuse, and summary of related church order may be helpful, especially to church councils, in responding to allegations or disclosures of abuse.
Looking for someone to lead your youth ministry? Check out Hiring a Youth Pastor or Director: What Churches and New Hires Should Know — a new resource by Faith Formation Ministries’ youth ministry catalyzer Ron deVries.
Candidacy Sunday is a great opportunity for churches to thank God for the men and women who anticipate being approved as candidates at Synod 2018. Find resources below!
How can our churches and liturgies form us to live into our calling as ministers of reconciliation? We recommend these resources to get you and your community started.
Ecclesiastical endorsement is crucial for chaplains as it provides certification and ministry supervision required by most employers. This document encompasses why endorsement is necessary, how it can be achieved, and how it benefits chaplains' ministries.
A Covenant of Joint Supervision is an agreement between a chaplain and their calling church which ensures that chaplains are recognized as ministers and pastors, are supported as persons ordained by the church, and are a genuine extension of the church's ministry.
We have partnered with the “Immigrants are Blessing, Not a Burden” campaign to offer worship materials for congregations who wish to highlight immigrants and refugees during their All Nations Heritage Sunday.
Every year churches across the CRC celebrate the multicultural church of Christ during All Nations Heritage Week. This year, the date falls on September 30, 2018. Find worship resources to support your celebration below!
Safe Church Ministry is working on a toolkit for churches. Responding to immediate needs will be a part of that toolkit. We hope that this article is a helpful preview.
Check out the CRC’s growing list of children’s ministry resources on the topics of faith formation, Sunday school, worship, communion, family ministry, and more.
Safe Church Ministry began as the Office of Abuse Prevention; prevention must be a primary focus of our work. Therefore, we have step one — be prepared. Our response efforts will always be weak and lacking without this foundation.
This free online resource toolkit from Faith Formation Ministries shares dozens of ideas for how intergenerational ministry helps children, teens, and adults worship, learn, serve, and grow together.
While each child’s developmental path is unique, there are common patterns in how children’s understanding of the Lord’s Supper typically unfolds. This two-page resource summarizes those patterns from preschool through the teenage years.
This free online resource toolkit from Faith Formation Ministries introduces four important "Building Blocks of Faith" and shares practical ideas for how to use them to assess and strengthen all of your church's ministries.