Our church has been dealing with a husband for more than a year who has repeatedly violated his domestic-violence probation and been arrested.
The fact that churches within one denomination can be so different is a blessing and a wonderful experience, though at the time I found it confusing and unsettling. In what ways have you seen diversity in CRC churches?
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Peace. We hear the word a lot around Christmas. We talk about the Prince of Peace and we pronounce a blessing of peace on earth. But what is peacemaking? John Calvin explains that peacemakers “labor to settle differences among others, who advise all men ...
In the mind of Christ, young people are not animals, aliens or closed spaces. Those things scare us. When we are scared of them, we can’t love them. Instead, we call or yell at them from a distance to come to Jesus, come to faith and come to church, but Jesus said, “Go. . .into all the earth,” not get them to come...
I want to give you an idea of what to expect when your STM trip participant comes home. There is typically a four-stage process.
In some instances, the law places a restriction on consent—not because of age or cognitive ability—but because there is a higher societal value to uphold. This article will look more closely at that issue.
Consent is a short word, but long on meaning. There is much to know about consent, and there is much to misunderstand about consent.
In school if you had a question you would raise your hand to get an answer. But what if you have a question about serving in ministry at your church? What would you do? Where would you go?
Why have synods at all? Why spend the time, energy, and money to hold this week-long gathering?
The stated clerk of classis serves as the official correspondent for the classis. The function of the synodical deputy is to represent the interests of synod in the life or actions of the classis. Resources for both of these can be found on this webpage.