Is your church in the middle of a sermon series or getting ready to start a new one this fall? If so, what is the topic?
I am brand new to the CRCNA Communications Team and am looking forward to connecting people to each other and to ministry resources! Born in Cereal City USA (Battle Creek, MI), I grew up in the CRC and have been involved in youth ministry, small groups, and outreach. I currently live in Grand Rapids, MI, with my husband Drew. A few of my favorite things include being outside, DIY projects, and traveling.
I'm curious if any churches have tried composting? If so, how's it going?
Were you at Inspire 2019? If so, what three words would you use to describe the event?
If you're looking for ways to encourage a middle schooler as a spiritual mentor and friend, check out this article.
How does your church promote things like small groups? Do you share from the pulpit, or in the bulletin, or with special launch dates? What have you found to be effective?
These hymns were written by a young couple facing an unexpected hardship. They have freely shared them with others and I hope they encourage you, like they did me.
The day after my mother-in-law received a brand new heart, I was lying in bed, praying out loud (it helps me stay awake), “And please God, be with Mom. Give her peace as she waits. . .”
At what times are worship services held at your church? Let's discuss.
For the duration of Synod 2019, The Network will be selecting a “Tweet of the Day” (as well as two honorable mentions) to be featured on the site. Here are the top tweets from Wednesday, June 19.
Karen, I want to read this post again and again because there is so much that resonates with me. I think you hit the nail on the head with the need for less programs and more "weaving of faith-...
Brian, sorry for the issues. The post has been published. Thanks for sharing!
Ken, you have been a voice of encouragement in this community and I pray, right now, for you to have the strength you need for the day. I know it can't be easy. Blessings to you.posted on: Fading Away!
Thanks, Laura! I was going to make the same suggestion.
It looks like the folks over at Friendship Ministries have shared free sample sessions of the Together curriculum. I'm sure they...posted on: Bible Studies for People With Special Needs?
Helpful and interesting and honest. Thanks for sharing!posted on: Decoding Missionary Newsletters
Thanks, Jane! Pastor Mary's talk has now been added.posted on: Inspire 2019 Audio Recordings
Thanks for sharing this position. By the way, I love your church website!
As an update, I talked to the author and these resources are meant to be downloaded individually. Tons of good stuff here!
Ron, you are exactly right! Thanks for this comment and important reminder. Referring to students by their age, rather than another category which may exclude some, is much more helpful (usually...
Miriam, I have been so blessed by your writing and heart for others, especially those who are vulnerable. Your voice is powerful and it is helping change wrong assumptions. Thankful for you!posted on: A Bittersweet Goodbye