This article reviews the functions that flow out of the 'oath of office' deacons take when they are installed in their role. Find suggestions and numerous links as to how deacons can faithfully fulfill this leadership function.
What might happen if we change our posture so that Jesus is the host of our Bible discovery conversations?
This article helps a diaconate think through how to respond to their call to "be prophetic critics of the waste, injustice, and selfishness in our society" and provides helpful links to a host of resources.
Here's a list of best practices describing how churches can make connections with local community mental health services.
I’m very curious to hear how synod will discern what fruitfulness looks like, especially because I struggle with it so much myself.
“Where have all the young adults gone?” If you are a regional pastor, or a resource and friend to the pastors of your classis, this book has helpful insights on the young adults of our culture.
No, my actual thoughts aren’t on fire. Instead, here are my thoughts on the FIRE (Financial Independence Retiring Early) movement that’s picking up steam and making headlines.
Safe Church in Chinese? How did this come about? You may have noticed something new (Chinese characters!) if you follow Safe Church on The Network. The following interview will help us understand.
As I prepare myself spiritually this Lenten season to focus more intently on Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, Carolyn’s words echo the thoughts of my heart.
Why bother praying at all? For the reward!
April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S. and in many Canadian provinces. In addition, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the U.S. What can we learn and do in April to end sexual abuse in our churches and communities?
In this webinar Joyce Borger, Director of Worship Ministries, presents many interesting statistics and findings gathered from the recent 2018 CRC Worship Survey.
Currently the Advisory Committee of Safe Church has a few openings for new members for a term of three years. Please submit your application via this google form which has some questions that will help us understand more about you! Please note, that the deadline to apply is Sunday, April 14th, 2019
Setting and accomplishing goals, especially in the context of ministry, can be challenging! If you add accountability and an incentive you are much more likely to accomplish your goal.
In basketball, a pivot requires turning just enough to get to the basket. Here are seven pivots that can radically transform our lives and our ministry impact.
Lloyd Hemstreet shares his unlikely journey of becoming the safe church coordinator of Classis Zeeland after becoming pastor of Coopersville CRC.
This article serves as a quick resource for deacons thinking through their response to their justice mandate. Find links to key resources for orientation, as well as helpful worship resources!
Baptism provides God’s big family with a beautiful opportunity to say, “Welcome to the family!” to the one being baptized. Use these easily adaptable ideas to help your church do that with arms open wide.
Christian Reformed people from all walks of life have expressed their love and care for creation in this new crowd-sourced (and meticulously reviewed) collection of worship materials.
Church Juice's podcast kicks off Season 2 with a big question: Why does Easter get so much attention?