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.
Canadian Ministires Director for the CRCNA
Origin: Book of Life
In the meantime: Fulfilling a Calling and LIVING a life
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.
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.
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.
The National Gathering is being held for the purpose of setting direction for the Christian Reformed Church in Canada.
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.
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.
Church Governance Structure: Is there a better way within our polity to make a Consistory and Council more effective?
Doug, I think you are missing the point somewhat. You see, this tool is in many ways meant to take the workload off of administrators and thier ongoing upkeep of the Directory. That is a huge...
Amen!posted on: Foolish Development
I wonder if a name change for the site might be in order? Assuming the Holy Spirit is working by answering the prayers offered over 6 years....could we call the site "Praying for continued renewal...
Amen - a modern summary and pointing to why "the priesthood of all believers" is such a critical part of the Reformation and continues to be important. Thanks Keith.
I think reading what I have read and not knowing all the other parts and then identifying it as "repair" is unfair. I do not know all the distinctions between repair and reform - but if Part 2...
if you read my response to Lambert, perhaps you'll pick up the idea that I was not presuming the Ministry Plan to be God's plan except for the fact that it was wrapped in prayer and discernment...
I'll answer this question as a way to get at both Doug's comments and Lambert's otherwise I will be spending my time in ways that most CRC people would not appreciate for the denominational staff...
I'll bite too - as a servant within the denomination who used to pastor in both the US and Canada and now works within denominational leadership.
The template and steps you describe are...
Nicely spoken/written my friend, Scott. Be well. Grace and Peace. Darrenposted on: Pray for Peace and an End to Violence
Both are critical and preaching can and is the avenue which a great chunk of leadership vision is conveyed. It is not a dichotomy at all. But...interestingly enough here are some stats presented...