Across the CRC, there are people like you doing ministry. Deacons, Sunday school teachers, musicians, office staff, webmasters, missions team members, GEMS leaders, elders, librarians, and so much more. They are in San Diego, Prince Edward Island, and everywhere in between. Wouldn't it be cool to connect? Compare notes. Tell stories. Learn from each other.

The Network website is all about connecting for ministry. Visit crcna.org/network or choose from one of the recent posts below...

Will Crowdfunding Work in the CRC?

This week the CRC launched a new experiment in crowdfunding. Is this the way we should do denominational publishing?
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Is Someone Missing?

One in four females and one in six males will be sexually abused by the time they reach 18. Are they missing from our congregations?
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Ministry of Place Pt. 2: Living in "Place"

Starting a new church community is not an easy task. We can get so caught up in our methodology that we miss the mission of the church.
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“Others”

Everyone knows what it means to be “the other”. Paul, in his letter to the Philippians, had that in mind. “Each of you should look not only to his own interest, but also to the interest of others.”
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Relational Faith

Like Jonah, all of us are created to be in relationship. We thrive in communities where we are both held accountable when we need reminding, and held in loving arms when we need comfort.
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Transitions Part 2

Young Adults are increasingly hesitant to stand in front of a congregation and commit to a community of faith because there are other churches and doctrines that they have yet to explore.
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My Daughter!

In our very broken world, training up a child is not an easy task. How could our church communities be more helpful to parents?
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Theology in Song: "Your Love Never Fails"

To me, God working for the good of his people, is not exactly the same as working for my good. Does the subjectivity of the word "good" cause you any doubt?
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God Loves Sophie!

The Discipleship and Faith Formation Ministry launched the God Loves Me crowd funding campaign this week. Here's why.
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Internal Church Communications

Talking to your congregation could be considered internal communications, while speaking to potential visitors and your community might be external.
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What Do Ministers Do?

Over time our official descriptions of what pastors do have grown longer. The latest evidence is a recommendation to add engaging in “the work of diaconal outreach” to the list.
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Guidelines for Deacons from Romans

Thoughts regarding the role of a deacon from Romans 1.
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Transitions

Recent youth ministry studies suggest that we may not be acting intentionally enough about helping kids transition through our programs. How can we facilitate better transitions?
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Registration Opens for Prayer Summit 2015

Registration is now open for the third Christian Reformed Church Prayer Summit, which will be held April 13-15 at the All Nations Christian Reformed Church in Lake View Terrace, CA.
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The Business of Church

Is there a business mindset present where profit and loss are looked at; pastoral staff are seen as employees; parishioners seen as customers; and the council as management?
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My Life? My Choice?

Suicide is a threat to society. The idea that my body and my life are my own business and no one else’s has led to a staggering rise in the suicide rate and to the movement to legalize assisting it.
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This Depression: How Could it Be?

Even through times of deep depression, his ministry remained directed toward helping people in their struggles, encouraging them not to lose faith in God.
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I Just Want to Be Included

Isaac’s family hasn’t sheltered him from the world, because more than anything, he just wants to be included.
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The Evolution of the Pastoral Ministry

Throughout the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, American Protestants identified four primary functions for their pastors. What do we expect of our pastors today?
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Unity in Conflict

Restorative justice practices give concrete tools for entering into tough conversations and actually setting the stage for Christian reconciliation.
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Senders, Goers, & Stayers

I was nervous about safety, travel, finding community, and other things, but, strangely, I was more afraid about raising support than almost anything else.
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Deacon Advisers Needed for Synod 2015

Submit your nomination to serve as a Deacon Adviser to Synod 2015!
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When Churches Need to Make Change

Change requires careful observation and preparation. Once you agreed on a certain program that necessitates the change, have you consistently backed the members who have been put in charge of it?
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When Churches Need to Make Changes

Change requires careful observation and preparation. Once you agreed on a certain program that necessitates the change, have you consistently backed the members who have been put in charge of it?
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The Network’s Top 25 of 2014

The New Year always brings out all of the Top ## Lists and we don’t want to disappoint! Here are the Top 25 most-read posts which were published in 2014 on The Network.
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