Janice Visser

About Me: 

I work for Christian Service Ministries, a ministry of Classis Chicago South.  We exist to provide training for elders, deacons and other people involved in care-giving and outreach ministries.  We also provide resources and networking opportunities.  

Interests: 

outreach, care-giving, discipleship, disability concerns

  • Yes, I have been familiar with VIS for a long time and would heartily recommend their expertise.  I also would recommend Volunteers In Action in Denver, CO (another ministry established by CRC...

  • We have started reading 24 Christmas books for 24 days of Dec. at our house. I admit they aren't all Christian books, but there are some really delightful books out there. Sunday I cried reading "...

  • Christian Service Ministries (ministry of classis Chicago South) has also written a 12 month "deacons devotional" based on the charge given to deacons.  If you are interested in seeing it, jot a...

  • Congratulations and best wishes for you and your son! 

  • Here is a devotional I wrote in 2013 as part of 12 months "deacons devotional" dissecting the "charge given to CRC deacons."  I serve in the ministry of Christian Service Ministries funded by...

  • It is true that people around the world are more similar than dissimilar! How much greater to share stories that unite believers in Christ-- no matter what their race, gender, or socio-economic...

  • Thanks, John, for being blunt. We are concerned that many churches don't train the new elders, just like you said your church does not.   I will see what we come up with and then hopefully we can...

  • I was part of Thornapple Community Church, R.C.A. 18 years ago that put this idea into practice.  It worked wonderfully and I always wished the CRCs I was/am part of would adopt this idea.  It...

  • Are people other than tri-classes elders and pastors invited? 

  • I haven't heard of the Chicagoland one yet; yes, please let us know.