Syd Hielema

About Me: 

Syd Hielema serves as the Team Leader for Faith Formation Ministries. His passion is to serve congregations in their calling to provide a sturdy spiritual home for believers and searchers of all ages. Before taking on this role in 2014, he served as a youth pastor, youth ministry professor and university chaplain. Syd married Evelyn in 1977, and they have three children and two grandchildren. They worship at Meadowlands Fellowship CRC in Ancaster, ON, where Syd serves as a youth leader, pianist, and occasional preacher.

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Jesus at the Sleazy Diner

To my great surprise, the musical food was more nourishing than the physical food. And I wondered if that Flint diner had some things in common with that stable in Bethlehem.

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Is It Well With Your Soul, Spiritual Leader?

I find that serving as a spiritual leader is an indescribable privilege. But I also find exercising this privilege frequently beats up my soul. Check out the "Pastors’ Spiritual Vitality Toolkit" for ideas on restoring your soul. 

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Blessed by the Blessings of Others

I’ll never forget the professor who read Psalm 13 and tied it to his lifelong struggle with depression. The sanctuary was so quiet as he spoke that it seemed like everyone was blessed in glimpsing the blessings he received from this short but powerful Psalm.

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  • Thanks, Charles,for clarifying something I unintentionally seem to have left ambiguous. I agree: such discipling must occur with the parents' approval. I know that Carson's parents (not,of course...