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Darren Roorda

About Me: 

Canadian Ministires Director for the CRCNA

Origin: Book of Life

Destination: Glory

In the meantime: Fulfilling a Calling and LIVING a life

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Joining in Prayer After Quebec City Mosque Attack

I was shocked and saddened to hear about the deadly attack at a mosque in Quebec City. Please join me in turning these events over to God who is in control. And pray for those who are grieving. 

Ministry in Canada
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Fresh Orthodoxy Five Centuries Later

Orthodoxy is not stuck or traditional. Orthodoxy is vibrant, life-giving and attractive. And the Christian Reformed Church in North America is increasingly working so that all of its parts foster these behaviours.

Ministry in Canada
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It's Time to Say 'Thank You'

Just after the trial ended last Friday, a reporter commented with surprise on Sharlene’s “gratitude in light of all that she had been through.” But I'm not surprised. As Christians, we know the story is not over.  

Community EngagementMinistry in Canada
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#CRClistens: Why We Need Robert's Rules

As stodgy as the rules of order seem, following Robert's Rules allows a church to have non-manipulative, open, low tension, thoughtful, and deliberative dialogue that leaves space for the Holy Spirit to speak a word to us if we are attuned.

CRCNA and Synod
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Canadian National Gathering - Coming May 2016

In May 2016, churches in Canada will gather to connect and inspire the local church, regional missions, and denominational ministries at the Canadian National Gathering in Waterloo, ON. 

Leadership DevelopmentMinistry in Canada
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Pornography: Help for Churches and Leaders

Pornography is a pervasive yet largely unaddressed problem in today’s world, including the church. But, there's help! Check out these resources for leaders addressing pornography. 

Elders
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Church Governance Structure: Is there a better way within our polity to make a Consistory and Council more effective?

Have you at all become frustrated with the traditional model of church governance and are wondering if there is a better way within our polity to make a Consistory and Council more effective? With many churches going to a staff driven model, others hanging on to the past model of elder driven care and decision-making and plenty of combinations in between it is becoming harder and harder to decide what is most effective. We are in the midst of thinking about what will work best for our church - a church of about 1000 and healthy in many ways but desirous of releasing people into ministry and...
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