CRC Communications is pleased to offer the following webinars to enable us to learn, share, and grow together. These free, one-hour events are easy to join and all you need is a computer with speakers or headphones. 

Choosing Children's Curriculum

April 23, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Choosing the right curriculum can make a huge difference in how your children will come to know God and God’s Word. If your church is considering a change in Sunday school or children's curriculum, this webinar will provide practical tips on finding a curriculum that fits your theology and your context. You’ll explore steps to forming a curriculum selection team, a free, customizable checklist to help you evaluate and compare curricula, why a Reformed perspective is important, and an overview of the three CRCNA core curriculum options available through Faith Alive Christian Resources.

Our presenter: Jolanda Howe works in faith formation and resource development for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. She is the guide for the CRC's Sunday School Network and a coach for the denomination's Faith Formation Initiative project. She specializes in supporting children's ministry leaders and volunteers though coaching, training, and resource development. Please download this handout when registering Choosing a Curriculum, A Guide for Churches.docxRegister.

Transformational Leadership through Prayer

April 30, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Following Jesus' examples in the gospels, this webinar will challenge pastors, church leaders, and prayer coordinators to work together to move our churches toward becoming Houses of Prayer (Matt. 21:13; Mark 11:16). Prayer is the foundation of transformational leadership, and is the under girding power source for all personal, church, and kingdom transformation.

Our presenter: Mary Sterenberg is a Commissioned Pastor of Prayer and Spirituality in the Christian Reformed Church. She serves as the Prayer Mobilizer for the Christian Reformed Home Missions Great Lakes Region, and Prayer Coordinator for Classis Grand Rapids South. Mary serves on the board of directors for Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International (PRMI), and Gathering GR, a united prayer movement in the Grand Rapids region. Mary is a member of the faculty of the Dunamis Institute (PRMI). Register.

Missional Worship for Missional Living

May 7, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

What is missional worship and how can this approach to worship help shape the way we live? This webinar walks participants through a basic structure of a worship gathering, discovering together a variety of ways that communal worship can form God's people for a missional way of life.

Our presenter: Chris Schoon currently serves as Senior Pastor at First Hamilton CRC (Ontario) and occasionally teaches mission related courses at Redeemer University College. He previously served as Minister of Outreach at Plymouth Heights CRC in Grand Rapids. Chris is also a doctoral candidate in missional theology at Wycliffe College (Toronto) with a focus on how worship can contribute to forming the evangelistic character of God’s people. He is passionate about equipping the Church for missional engagement with theological integrity. Please download this handout when registering Missional Worship for Missional Living Handout.pdf. Register.

When Jesus is Lord: From Confession to Organization

May 14, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Moving from vision to lifestyle is a challenge for every church and person. How does what we believe get translated into the way we live together as a community?  How do we encourage those who worship to live every day of their lives?  Many times the desire to live faithfully is defeated by the habits we have unconsciously embraced. This webinar will explore the way habits have power over the church organization and suggest some key habits that are faithful to our tradition and transformative to the church culture.  

Our presenter: Neil de Koning is pastor at Woody Nook CRC in Lacombe, AB.  Previously, he's served churches in Calgary and Sarnia. Convinced that the role of the elder is vital to the spiritual and organizational health of a congregation, he has written a book (Guiding the Faith Journey) and served as the first Guide for the Elder’s Network. Register

Beyond the Bulletin

May 21, 2014

There was a time when all a church needed to do was print a weekly bulletin to communicate with their congregation. Those days are gone. In this webinar, we’ll discuss a multi-media approach to communicating with members and your surrounding community.   We’ll look at websites, social media, email, in service announcements and more.

Our presenter: Jerod Clark is the Project Manager for Church Juice, a program from Back to God Ministries International that helps train and consult with churches on how to communicate better. As part of his job for Church Juice, he writes free resources at www.churchjuice.com to help churches think through all sorts of issues involved with communications, marketing, website development, social media strategies and more.  Before beginning his work at Church Juice, Jerod spent nearly six years as a local TV news reporter. Click here to receive email notification when registration opens.

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- church education webinars from Faith Alive Christian Resources
- church stewardship webinars from Barnabas Foundation
- Global Mission webinar recording archive
- CRC Communications webinar recording archive