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...

An "Ordinary" Pastor

I once read that we are changed by the people we meet and the books we read. I am a person changed by Pastor Case Admiraal.
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Your Members Have Gifts!

All believers have one gift in common: grace! It is the source of the other seven Christian gifts.
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Who Chooses the Prevention?

In July, a news story hit the web about four male students who developed a fingernail polish that indicates the presence of date rape drugs by changing color after being dipped in the drink. While many applauded this invention, some saw negative implications.
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Making Room for the New Kid

It happens all the time in our ministries—new babies are born, family dynamics change, a time of adjustment occurs, until finally a new normal is established.
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Using the Gifts God Gave Them

Anima: The Forum for Worship and the Arts is a project concerned with including our youth and young adults in worship leadership. Training videos available on thier website could be used as discussion fodder at worship committee meetings or planning groups.
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Using the Gifts God Gave Them

Anima: The Forum for Worship and the Arts is a project concerned with including our youth and young adults in worship leadership. Training videos available on their website could be used as discussion fodder at worship committee meetings or planning groups.
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How We See the Church

The church is not a group of people who decide to band together. It has a divine origin and important purpose.

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How We See the Church

The church is not a group of people who decide to band together. It has a divine origin and important purpose.
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Pursuing Peace Through Social Media

The Bible calls us to respect our neighbor and extend hospitality to him or her. Rather than using social media to increase anti-Muslim sentiment and fear, why not use it to promote peace?
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Non-Anxious in High-Anxiety Times

I believe that many of our churches can still turn the tide on the youth and young adult exodus--even though these feel like anxious times.
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Praying at Midnight

“Why am I going to bed at 10:30 p.m. only to get up at 11:45 p.m. for a two-hour time of prayer?” These were my thoughts as I joined six of my friends in getting into our sleeping bags on a hard church basement floor.
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Classis and the Smaller Church

Not long ago a smaller church in our classis closed. I thought it represented a failure of imagination.
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"Every Square Inch" in the Workplace

This webinar will explore ways in which the church and its leaders can equip and encourage members to see God in their workplace and to live out their faith as Kingdom workers there.
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Is Your Church Breaking Copyright Law?

When you’re in church singing from the shiny new Lift Up Your Hearts (LUYH) hymnal you’re holding in your hands, it’s all good. All the copyrights and permissions you need are included. Singing from the screen? Maybe not so good.
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Walk the Way: Igniting Conversations That Turn Belief Into Action

Check out Walk the Way videos for quick but substantive materials for youth ministry or small group discussions.
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The Old is New--Again

What ingredients are necessary for a discipleship model that will raise up men and women, boys and girls who look and act like Jesus?
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The Old is New--Again

What ingredients are necessary for a discipleship model that will raise up men and women, boys and girls who look and act like Jesus?

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Had a Fire Drill, Lately?

The church, as a living, breathing organism, can be left in ashes and its membership spiritually wounded, if a report of sexual abuse is not handled properly.
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Saving for Retirement--Church Staff (US)

Churches are encouraged to help their employees save for retirement. Does your church contribute to a retirement plan or encourage contributions to a retirement plan through matching contributions? One option you may want to consider for your non-minister church staff is a SIIMPLE IRA.
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Young Life Capernaum

Youth ministry leaders often struggle with how to include high school age participants who have autism; developmental disabilities; or physical, visual, hearing, or intellectual impairments. In the United States, starting a Young Life Capernaum group can be an excellent option.
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Evangelism

Listening to others and what they experience in their lives makes us better and more productive tools of God; ones that can carry out His purposes.
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"Yes, I Sometimes Doubt..."

The great reformer, Martin Luther, was a man of towering conviction. But he also knew moments when faith seemed to have faded to a degree that there seemed nothing left.
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Family Fire: Stoking the Spirit’s Flame at Home

No one struggles alone. Family Fire looks through scriptural lenses at the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical facets of relationships in Christian marriage, parenting, dating, and intimacy.
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Questions - How Do We Respond to Them?

I can’t tell you how many young adults, as well as older adults, I’ve run across over the years of ministry who have walked away from the church because of the way they were treated when they wanted to ask challenging questions....
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Creating a Community Where Everyone Belongs and Serves

Through the apostle Paul, God paints a vision for his people in 1 Corinthians 12 as one body, together in Christ. No one excludes another. (The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!”) No one self-excludes.
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