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Faith Formation Tips for Churches

For the past few years, Faith Formation Ministries has provided weekly tips for churches to use in bulletins or on social media. A new batch of tips for the 2021-22 ministry year is now available. The weekly tips focus on 12 faith practices, providing a Scripture passage to read and meditate on, and three reflection or discussion starters. Encourage your congregation to use these in devotions, small groups, council meetings, and other gatherings!

Leading in the In-Between

How do we lead when we know where we’ve been but don’t know where we’re going? Susan Beaumont  wants to help us navigate this moment at the September Church Now Conversation. The first 25 pastors to register for this conversation will receive a free copy of Susan’s book, How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You Are Going.

Online Courses at the Institute for Christian Studies

Everyone is talking about deconstruction these days, a movement ICS has engaged for decades. Examine the topic in-depth with senior staff, Jim Olthuis, in his course The Radical Theopoetics of John D. Caputo. Email


Human Sexuality Report: Rarely "Yes" or "No"

A 176 page report is not something you can merely "agree" or "disagree" with. So, how can we engage beyond the headline?

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Why Is Racism Still Part of the Church?

What’s missing in the church today? More racial reconciliation workshops? Bringing people of color into my congregation?

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Navigating Church After the Pandemic

Register today for “Navigating Church After Pandemic Trauma” on Sept. 16 at 2 pm EST.

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Sent to Churches This Week

Network Blogs and Resources

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Free in the Digital Library

Dive Devotions 2 - This book helps teens grow in faith, connect with God's people, and live out God's story for their lives. Dive Devotions includes three interactive devotions per week based on selected Scripture passages and on the teachings of the church. Story symbols connect the readings to Dive curriculum sessions.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner - August 30 - Are Synodical Positions Settled and Binding?
CRC News - September 1 - Faith Alive Resources for the Fall, and more
Resonate Prayer Points - Pray for ministry in North America and around the world
CRC Prayer Guide - Daily Prayer requests from around the CRC
Think Christian - See all the latest posts
Family Fire - See all the latest posts
Do Justice - See all the latest posts
Diaconal Ministries Canada - See all the latest posts
Faith Formation Matters - August 2021

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