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Posted on The Network by Kevin Hoeksema on 08/03/2020

New Simple, Flexible Children’s Curriculum for Complex Times

Faith Alive introduces Dwell Flex: 36 simple, stand-alone Dwell sessions for use in a variety of situations and across multiple age groups to help make lesson planning a little easier for Children's ministries as they navigate through these uncertain times.

Posted on The Network by Lesli van Milligen on 08/01/2020

Collaborating in Humility

Collaboration can be a doorway to hopefulness when individuals or congregations find themselves stuck.

Posted on The Network by Mark Stephenson on 08/01/2020

At the Intersection of Racism and Ableism

Social distancing has not stopped many of us from speaking out for an end to the killing of unarmed black men and women by police. Did you know that 30 to 80 percent of those killed have been persons with some type of disability?

Posted on The Network by Larry Doornbos on 07/31/2020

Ready for Winter, A Mini Ice Age?

At the beginning of COVID-19, Andy Crouch wrote about churches preparing for a blizzard, winter, and a mini ice age. Here's a tool to help churches be ready.

Posted on The Network by Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue on 07/30/2020

Refugee Justice for Kids!

Are you talking about refugee justice with kids at church or at home? Here are a few ideas from the Canadian context to get you started.

Posted on The Network by Bonnie Nicholas on 07/29/2020

A Reflection: Is This OK?

What does our response to the words of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say about us? Is this OK?

Posted on The Network by Theodore Lim on 07/29/2020

Is Online Worship as Good as It Seems?

I'm deeply worried that online worship will be reduced to passive worship rather than active worship through the participation of worshipers.

Posted on The Network by Larry Doornbos on 07/29/2020

A Real Man, A Real Woman

Aimee Byrd's recent book on recovering from Biblical manhood and womanhood takes on gender stereotypes in the church.

Posted on The Network by Marco Avila on 07/29/2020

'Resilience' Is a Beautiful Word

As we anticipate society “going back to normal,” I encourage you to consider what ways your church has shown resilience. In what ways are you healthier because of how you adapted?

Posted on The Network by Julius Medenblik on 07/28/2020

Running in Mud: Life Lessons From the Farm

It's a muddy time and we should just name it and let go of that image of running fast or any false gods of productivity that we carry.

Posted on The Network by Jodi Koeman on 07/28/2020

How Long, O Lord? (Day of Justice 2020)

On August 16, 2020 we invite all congregations to participate in CRCNA Day of Justice as part of communal praying and crying out to God together.

Posted on The Network by Mark Stephenson on 07/27/2020

Happy Anniversary to the Americans with Disabilities Act!

30 years ago today, the US adopted landmark civil rights legislation called the Americans with Disabilities Act. The worst barriers faced by people with disabilities usually result from attitudes and environments that we all create and could change.

Posted on The Network by Diaconal Ministries Canada on 07/24/2020

Expanding Our Definition of Stewardship

Stewardship is the faithful management of all that God has entrusted to us so that creation and all who live in it may flourish.

Posted on The Network by Glen Foster on 07/24/2020

Fruit of the Spirit - a Modern Day Hymn

Fruit of the Spirit, composed and recorded by Glen Foster, a CRC member in Nanaimo, BC Canada. Sheet music and lead sheet are available here for use at no charge.

Posted on The Network by Office of Social Justice on 07/24/2020

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Worship Materials

The CRC Office of Social Justice has worship materials to help your church honor Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on January 17, 2021.