Craig Van Hill

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Membership Transfer From Protestant Reformed Church?

From what I can tell we only accept straight transfers from RCA, EPC, and ECO. Does this mean that anyone coming from PRC, URC, PCA, etc. must profess their faith again in the CRC? 

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Small Group Multiplication?

I would like to hear the thoughts of those who are a part of small group ministry on what they think about multiplication. There seems to be this tension between staying in a group and multiplying them. I hear some say that they won't break up their group because they have grown a strong and deep friendship so they feel safe and can share more initimately. Then I hear about how multiplying can destroy the age-oldproblem of cliques, naturally invite new people into Bible study, and increase the number of those who are involved. I would like to hear thoughts from those who have been a part of...
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How have you combined profession of faith with baptism?

I have a joyful opportunity to celebrate a woman's public profession of faith and baptism. In the same service she, along with her husband, will be baptizing their children. I am looking for a way to combine these without repeating or making it awkward. Have you found a way to do this? How can I incorporate the profession of faith and baptisms. Since the questions are basically the same it should work right?
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Don't Mention "it"

According to our Reformed theology pastors are most closely tied to the office of prophets. The more I study the prophets the more that I understand that and the more it scares me. On the one hand prophets are blessed because they weren't employed by a specific congregation who houses them, pays their wages, provides insurance, and helps with their retirement. On the other hand, when I hear how the prophets were treated I can't imagine that sort of life, especially while having a family. As I spend more years at the current church (which is my first as an ordained minister) I find more and...
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