Diane Dykgraaf

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Rediscovering God's Vision for Shared Leadership

SheLeads is coming to Grand Rapids this Saturday, October 28. It's not too late to register for this outstanding opportunity! 

Leadership Development
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"I Love You, Jesus"

Kathy took great care in telling her Story Hour children that Bible stories are true. She wasn't sure, however, what impression she was making. But one day a mother of one of Kathy's three-year-olds shared a story from home. 

Coffee Break
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God is Moving in Story Hour and Little Lambs!

Children are not inhibited when it comes to moving with music, and those who study child development tell us that moving with music is good for them!

Coffee Break
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Growing in Story Hour

I had the opportunity to take my youngest grandson, Connor, to and from Story Hour. Connor talked fondly of what his teachers told him and developed a “matter of fact attitude” about God. It is a blessing!

Coffee Break
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Story Hour Fun in Drayton

Anja Noordam has been involved in Coffee Break and Story Hour for 27 years; that’s a lot of experience! Here are a few things she has learned about crafts, clean-up, and making Bible stories stick. 

Coffee Break
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Online Worship Training - Designing Creative Worship

I highly recommend this course to any of you who perhaps, like me, love worship, love to plan worship, and love to learn, but do not have a theology or worship degree.

Worship
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Advent in the Atrium

For the last several years, groups of young people from several of the local schools have blessed the CRC staff at "1700" with music of the Advent and Christmas season! 

WorshipYoung Adults
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Advent Worship - Prayer for Syria

Advent is a time of intense longing, waiting for peace. Our fellow Christians in Syria, Lebanon and Germany share this Advent Liturgy and urge us to join them in worship and prayer for peace for Syria.

Worship
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Songs for Profession of Faith

We asked worship leaders and pastors for songs used in worship for Profession of Faith and their responses are found in the attached list. 

Worship
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Pre-Election Day Worship

For those who live in the U.S., election day is quickly approaching. Attached are worship services from two churches that will focus on the election with prayers, scriptures, and songs.

Worship
  • Love this, Staci! I remember getting together with cousins, uncles and aunts, grandpa and grandma, having a meal (potluck) , and then singing together - every Christmas carol we could think of and...

  • I love this - thank you, Rebecca! I have wonderful memories of family worship with my grandchildren. In addition to the Bible story and singing (don't forget to sing together!), we always read a...

  • Life is precious. Thank you for sharing your story of Dylan, Mark, and for your honesty that there are no easy answers in this life. I'm thankful that as Christians we know that God holds all...

  • Sharing a meal, in our homes or churches, can be another one of those 'ordinary means of grace' that seem small but can have real meaningful effects. There's something about sitting around a table...

  • Along with some of the things you've described, we also had a theme song for Advent that was sung each week during Advent in different places in the worship service. The church could choose a...

  • Hi Andrew,

    Kudos for wanting to learn more about worship with your team. I'm not familiar with that book, but a few I can think of are: The Worship Architect, by Constance Cherry - I've...

  • A few blessings and benedictions:

    May God go before you to lead you;
    May God go behind you to guard you;
    May God go beneath you to support you;
    May God go beside you to...

  • Thank you, Angie, for sharing Eloise's life and story. She truly was created and dearly loved by God. While I can't pretend to know your grief and pain, your courage is clear. God will use her...

    posted on: Eloise's Story
  • Thank you, Jolene, for this prophetic word on hope.

    posted on: I Choose Hope!
  • Hi Julie, this is a wonderful offer. I'll let the Children and Worship trainers know so that they can refer a church to you if needed. You may also want to post this on The Network's Exchange -...