Many Christians have a favorite scripture or "life verse" that inspires their vision and mission in the world. Are there hymns and contemporary Christian songs that do the same?
I'm formerly a Communication Specialist with CRCNA Ministry Support Services and was one of the original members of the Network Support Team. In mid-April 2016 I moved on to new adventures in Indiana a couple of hours away from Grand Rapids, MI.
What's the best way to let church volunteers know they're appreciated? If you've been a volunteer, what expression of "thanks" has meant the most to you?
Churches are more than buildings taking up space in a city, town, or neighborhood. These are people who encounter the God of cities and nations.
In honor of The Network’s 6th anniversary, we’re doing a flashback series focusing on several of the most popular blogs from 2010.
Four years ago, CRCNA communications staff launched "Webinar Wednesdays" as a “no travel required” means for people in the CRC to get training and resources in a series of free, one-hour events.
In this interactive webinar, four panelists give their Top 5 Lists, from four different perspectives, for becoming more hospitable and loving in a diverse world.
In this webinar, you'll hear about the Children & Worship program, spiritual formation in the young, how to get started, available resources, and stories of how C&W has impacted children, their families and their congregations.
This webinar explores the topic of addressing spirituality in patient care, describes the rationale and research that justifies doing so, and examines a “spiritual care team” model.
The Agenda for Synod 2015 is now available on the Synod Resources page of the Christian Reformed Church in North America website.
With Scripture, stories and practical examples, this webinar explores how every Christian/follower of Jesus can be on God’s mission right where they live.
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There are several webinar recordings designed to help get deacons get off to a good start that are posted here on The Network. You'll also find a variety of recorded webinars suitable for new and/...
At the CRCNA we've facilitated many webinars on topics that are suitable for new and/or experienced elders. In some cases, these are presentations that have been used for the...
Great post, Marc! I hope that the questions you're asking stir up some prayerful reflection in those who have an opportunity to shift their church culture in the right direction.
Amen and amen!
Great blog, Josh! Thanks for sharing your thoughts (and the great suggestion at the end) on this important topic.posted on: The Power and Need of Rest
When I'm away in another city, I like to see Sunday service times listed on church signs. This should be a natural extension of church hospitality to make it easy for visitors, people who're...posted on: Church Signs: What Do They REALLY Say?
I've heard it said that "God offends the mind to reveal the heart" (and I've found it to be true). I saw myself right there with you in this story. Thanks for sharing it with us.
If I may help to clarify, The Network currently has four main content types: Resource, Discussion Topic, Blog and Q&A. Each ministry section (e.g. Pastors, Safe Church, Classis) has a "Filter...posted on: Introduction to Spiritual Warfare
Great post with a great message, Robin!posted on: What I Learned From Sue Heck