Gary Brouwers

  • It seems to me that a budget shortfall happens for 1 of 2 reasons: either the people of the church are not giving in proportion to how God has blessed them, or the church is trying to do more than...

  • Peace Christian Reformed Church, Cedar Rapids Iowa 

    http://www.peacechurch-cr.org

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  • Last year, we moved away from a lots system, where we found twice as many nominees as were needed, and we identified individuals who were gifted and willing to serve as elders and deacons and...

  • We changed ours a few years ago and call it our Assistance Fund, overseen by our Assistance Deacon

  • Thanks, Greg, for a great nudge toward mission through compassion. Neil Plantinga, in his book, "Not The Way It's Supposed To Be", identified anxiety as the context for sin and brokenness in this...

  • People were reading the Jethani book more when we were looking at the 4 alternatives to being WITH God. Those who engaged with the book found it very helpful.

  • Daily devotional!? You set the bar high, Chris! :) We came into Advent out of a series based on Skye Jethani's book "With". Jethani examines 5 different ways we interact with God (For, From, Over...

  • We have an arrangement with the local Salvation Army ministry, whose appointment list for the month fills up in about 2 hours. They have a lot of overflow, so we agree to take one referral from...

  • I agree. We submit the information but it doesn't seem to show up, neither in the printed yearbook nor on the website.

  • When counting our numbers each year, we struggle over the definition of evangelism. We welcome people into membership in the church who have not been part of a church for many years. They are not...