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The Parsonage

Today more ministers live in their own houses than ever before. But not all. Local situations vary. But where pastors live in church-owned housing, consistories do well to think about their retirement days.

Church Admin & FinancePastors
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Spiritual Formation: Becoming Like Christ

When a person chooses to live with God, there is a consequence. God chooses to transform her life. Knowledge grows. Faith increases. The fruits of the Spirit become evident. For all the differences between people, there is a similarity in the work that the Spirit does in our lives.

Elders
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Age Level Characteristics of Kids

Kids think and act so much differently than adults that relating to them can be a challenge! The links below summarize intellectual, social, and spiritual characteristics of kids at various age levels, and offer tips for helping them grow in faith.

Children's Ministry
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The Compassionate Congregation

This book from Faith Alive includes first-hand stories, practical advice, and resources to help churches care for people in a wide range of difficult situations. Includes sections on AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, depression, troubled relationships, single parenting, substance abuse, and more.

Deacons
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Barnabas Foundation

This is the website for the Barnabas Foundation which provides guidance and assistance to Christians to help them grow in their understanding of biblical stewardship.

Deacons
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Kids Hope USA

CRC congregations are partnering to give hope to at-risk elementary school children through caring relationships. Visit this website and see how this is done.

Deacons
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Volunteers in Service

Volunteers In Service enables churches to be Christ's servants in their communities in West Michigan by providing the training and resources they need to answer the call to serve others.

Deacons
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The Various Roles of an Elder

Recognizing our various roles, considering what is required by them, and accepting their limitations goes a long way to keeping appropriate boundaries in the church’s life. 

Elders
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Getting Started as a First-Time Elder

Every community has its habits. They are so ordinary that no one either questions them or names them. But for someone walking into the room for the first time they are the first encounters into a new world. What are you supposed to do as a first-time elder?

Elders
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Elder's Institute (PCC)

The Presbyterian Church of Canada provides their elders with training. This site gives you a window into their training and provides a number of very useful resources.

Elders
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Alban Institute

I have often found very helpful articles and books on this site. They have provided leadership as church consultants.

Elders

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