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Sheri Laninga

About Me: 

Welcome to a place to where we can help each other with knowledge and understanding in the area of church administration. I served as church administrator at Brookside CRC in Grand Rapids for 8 ½ years and now serve in the Ministers’ Pension Office in Grand Rapids. I’m a business graduate from Calvin and have been a member of CRC congregations all my life including Redlands, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Sun Valley, CA; and Grand Rapids, MI. A couple years ago Chris Cok, the controller at the denomination, and I posted on the CRC website “Financial Resources from Churches and for Churches.” Now the site is linked to the Church Administration Network. We hope you find these resources helpful in your work. If you don’t see what you need, we look forward to your questions for possible new additions. If you have something that you think would be of interest to others in the area of church administration, please send it my way so we may continue to assist each other as we faithfully serve our Lord through the use of our gifts in administration. God bless you in your service, Sheri Laninga

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How Is Your Giving?

It is important to track your giving so you know as leadership where the church finances stand at any time. Each church handles giving communication differently and these are a few ideas from a variety of churches. 

Church Admin & Finance
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How do Deacons Engage Church Members in Ministries of Mercy?

Do you have deacons spending their time visiting members and handling funds? Or do you have each deacon leading or working with a ministry team of church members that is responding to the poor and hurting people in our community and world? I'm interested in information from churches who have been able to transition each of their deacons to the role of leading and working with a team of members on a ministry focus such as elderly, women, refugees, children, youth, creation care, hungry, etc. Let's talk about how you have engaged members more in mercy ministries.