Join with other Christian Reformed Churches in Canada to discuss some of the exciting things happening in church planting and church renewal. You’ll have a chance to hear some stories, discuss lessons that might help you in your local context, and explore resources for next steps.
As a missionary with Resonate Global Mission, my wife Sara and I recently finished four months in the US visiting supporting churches, friends, and family. It was a blessing. During our cross-country road trips, we had ample time to reflect on the Church and on American life and culture.
In a world where our fingertips bring us closer, your church's digital presence is more important than ever. Creating a website for your church isn't just about a pretty design; it’s about building a digital home that reflects your community’s spirit.
Gearing up for a group mission trip? You’re probably busy planning transportation, an itinerary, a packing list, and more—but you also probably have to raise funds to get there too.
Christians and non-Christians alike constantly talk about the need for “self-care” these days.
Save the Date! Thrive will host a Lent worship planning roundtable on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 1:00 EST on zoom. These roundtables are great opportunities to plan your series with other worship planners. Come with ideas, leave with ideas! Join us.
The Multiracial Student Scholarship Fund is one of the strategies employed by Thrive, the CRCNA’s congregational services agency, to develop multiracial congregational leadership in the CRC denomination.
By and large, today’s new cults of and for the Remixed are what I will call “intuitional religions.” By this, I mean that their sense of meaning is based in narratives that simultaneously reject clear-cut creedal metaphysical doctrines and institutional hierarchies and place the locus
Every week, we as music and worship leaders carefully prepare our orders of service and of course, a part of that is choosing music. How many times have we found ourselves pouring through hymnals and websites looking for the perfect song?
The Council of Delegates (COD) of the Christian Reformed Church in North America met in the denominational offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 11-13, 2023. During this meeting, the COD spent time in prayer, received reports, held discussions, and made decisions.
A decade later, I still remember one of my professors in college telling the class that he thought Christians should not own luxurious things unless they were necessary to do the work God had called them to do.
It is time to dust off an old theological doctrine about the glory of God—divine impassibility. Impassibility is the notion that God’s passions or emotions cannot be negatively affected by anything outside of Himself.
I've always loved finding new books to read going into Advent. What recommendations do you all have? What books are you planning to read during Advent, or what book has been particularly meaningful to you during a past Advent season?
I believe in God. I’m not a religious fanatic. I can’t remember the last time I went to church. My faith has carried me a long way. It’s Sheilaism. Just my own little voice … It’s just trying to love yourself and be gentle with yourself. You know, I guess, take care of each other.
“May the peace of the Lord go with you. May the peace of the Lord go with you May the peace of the Lord go with you wherever you may go.”
Saturday morning while doing some garden cleanup, admiring the beauty of the autumnal leaf carpet, I listened to the quiet… broken only by low-flying geese honking their conversation, and several birds trilling their beautiful summery songs.
On October 19, 14 CRC worship leaders put their heads together to help each other brainstorm Advent and Christmas worship services.
The salvation section introduces the rescue plan of God found in Jesus Christ. The road of deliverance takes us through many stops on the salvation train.
In every congregation, Christian Reformed men and women use gifts of organization, administration, budgeting, accounting, and more to provide for the orderly functioning of the church.
If you or someone you love experiences disability, then chances are you’ve heard your share of stereotypes, strange sentiments, or even wounding words.