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Needed: A Paradigm Shift for CRC Deacons


We need to shift from viewing diaconal ministry primarily as something done “to” or “for” others to more of one which does ministry “with” our neighbors, communities, businesses, and churches. To read more of my post about and for deacons in … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Friendship at the Margins


I recently wrote the following and posted it on the Christian Reformed Church Network site. I decided to share it here because I think this book is a must read for anyone engaged in ministry with those on the margins … Continue reading

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Do We Really Know Our Community???


Too often, well intended church members and leaders engage in community outreach operating on their own assumptions about the community in which they are located or want to serve. The truth is that we often know little, if anything, about … Continue reading

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My “Encore” Career


After leaving Tall Turf Ministries in April after nearly 19 years, I began seeking, what I learned is commonly referred to as an “encore career” for Baby Boomer job/career seekers. Since I am not even at the early end of … Continue reading

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