Great news - Google for Non-Profits is now available in Canada!
I work for the CRC as 'web guy'. But that doesn't mean I'm a coder (others are way better at that than me). I'm first and foremost a communicator, so what I love to do is look for ways we can better communicate as a denomination using technology. I get to listen for ideas that are out there, come up with a few of my own, and help them become reality. Examples include the Network website and the Digital Library. I also connect with the web/communications people for each of the CRC ministries. So if you have ideas for how we can better communicate using technology you can feel free to route suggestions through me. We WANT those ideas. I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba - go, Jets - but now live in Grand Rapids, MI (much to my surprise!). My wonderful wife is a CRC chaplain and we have three kids that keep us plenty busy. On the side, I run FaithSuite.com, which helps churches use G Suite.
Right at this moment, four people are using the 'Church Finder' on crcna.org. And what churches are they looking for? Yours.
This week the CRC launched a new experiment in crowdfunding. Is this the way we should do denominational publishing?
I’m thrilled to welcome Staci DeVries as The Network’s new Community Manager. In this half-time position, Staci is here for YOU - the members of this Network community. Here’s a brief interview with Staci so you can get to know her and her role better.
Because of a worldwide Drupal security advisory, we recently cleared all user passwords. There is no indication our site was affected, but we took this step out of an abundance of caution. Here's how to reset your password.
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Now when you visit a section, you'll see photos of the five people who most recently added a comment or a new post.
Join the topics that interest you. It's a great way to build community and get email alerts of new posts in that section.
This week we’re glad to welcome Jolanda Howe to a new role with The Network.
Hi. Are you using a church management system (ChMS)? If so, I'd first look at what electronic donation systems integrate with it, and how their fees compare. The big advantage is then it's all...
If you're using a church management system (ChMS), check whether it offers online/recurring/text giving. If the fees are competitive, then doing it through your ChMS means no duplicate data entry...posted on: Electronic Giving and YOUR Church
You raise many issues. So last night I picked one piece - your citation of James Hansen - and spent some time reading up on it. And I have to agree with Tom that is seems you are...
Doug, But isn't the person you cited - James Hanson - in fact, a strong proponent of the legislation that OSJ is bringing to our attention? See:
Such a thoughtful piece, Staci. Thank you!posted on: Emojis and Christ-like Empathy
Irving - Are you referring to their 2.1.2 that requires non-discrimination based on sexual orientation? I believe this aligns with the CRC's position. Here's a relevant quote from the official CRC...posted on: Now Canada, too! Google Apps for Non-Profits
You've done something important and powerful in sharing your story, and in sharing it so well. Thank you, thank you!posted on: My Story of Depression and Faith
Beautiful, Syd. I love how these cohorts are bringing churches together for shared learning and mutual support. Your screenshot says a lot!
This Network website is another way churches...posted on: Shrinking the Denomination
I've heard good things about Instant Church Directory as well (from a colleague who uses it in his church). Also, check if your Church Management System (ChMS) offers this (or has plans to). My...
Sounds like a helpful resource, Darrin. If you want to make it more widely available, just hit the orange 'Start a new post' button at the top of this page, and add it here in the Pastors section...