I'm formerly a Communication Specialist with CRCNA Ministry Support Services and was one of the original members of the Network Support Team. In mid-April 2016 I moved on to new adventures in Indiana a couple of hours away from Grand Rapids, MI.
Posted in: Moving On
Thanks for sharing your perspective and for all of your contributions to the Sunday School network. We hope you'll continue to be a contributor even as you head into "retirement."
Posted in: Disguising the Discussion
Jolanda - another great idea (like last week's "Beat the Winter Blahs"). Not only do these sound like great ideas to use with kids but I know some adult groups that could benefit from these as well! Thanks for helping us all to keep things "fresh" in ministry.
Posted in: Migration of Workers: Discussion
The link for the Banner article mentioned in Tim's post is broken. The article is now found here "CRC Urged to Seek Better Treatment for Undocumented Immigrants."
Posted in: I Have a Question, Where Should I Put It?
You can contact Jeanne Kallemeyn in Pastor-Church Relations at [email protected] or call 877-279-9994 ext. 1152 to get the form for evaluating/reviewing the pastor.
Posted in: Permission for Photo Use on a Church Web Site
Check out this link: http://network.crcna.org/content/church-administration/photos-church. I'm sure there's more info about church photos but this can help to get you started.
Posted in: Deacons Helping Deacons
Paul- I am sorry that Karl has been unable to respond to your inquiry. He is currently away from the office and will be able to respond when he returns (if not sooner).
Posted in: First of Seven Hard Questions
Greg, you are correct that this is a hard question! Thanks for your thoughtful response to it.
In your webinars I’ve heard you share about the Shahada from the Quran which states “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet (or messenger).” Here’s my follow up question for you:
Because Muhammad is not the messenger nor the prophet of the Judeo Christian God (e.g. Yahweh, Jehovah), if one takes the position that the Christian God and Allah are the same, don’t they also imply that they recognize Muhammad as a prophet? How do you address that issue if/when it comes up in conversation with a Muslim?
Posted in: The Moral Fog of War
Another resource that's available on the topic of moral injury and "soul repair" is this webinar recording (which includes slides and a handout) called "Helping Veterans Suffering Moral Injury After War."
Posted in: People of Color in Leadership Positions
In what publication did you see a reference to this blog as "one of the 'latest' articles in the Network?"
Posted in: What are your thoughts on the Title of Commissioned Pastor?
The video that you reference is now available at this new link: http://www2.crcna.org/pages/synod_webcast_archive.cfm
Posted in: How I Deal with My Hearing Loss
I have several family members with hearing loss. These tips are very helpful. Thanks!
Posted in: Touch Your World Through Prayer: Praying for God's Global Mission
In response to your request we've added a link to the materials that were discussed in the webinar along with a link to the outline that was sent to webinar participants.