The Apostle Paul understood that all Christians are to be continually educated and further equipped to fulfill their calling to be full and effective members of the body of Christ. The Equipping for… publications provide resources and ideas to support congregations in accomplishing God’s purposes in the areas of congregational life & leadership, faith formation, evangelism and mission, and worship.
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Ways to be a Church That Visitors Want to Call Home
Ty Ragan and his family searched for a church home for a long time before they decided to stay at Centennial Presbyterian Church in Calgary. It was not the big things that inspired them to stay at Centennial, but the small things. Being a church that visitors will want to return to is about being like Jesus. The tips in this resource, modeled on Jesus’ way of welcoming others, will help your church be the kind of place that people will want to call home.
Ways for Churches to Create Partnerships in their Local Communities
God is already powerfully at work in the community, and your church was put there for a reason. This resource contains tips for how your church can build relationshps and create partnerships with other organizations and people doing God’s work in your community.
Reccommended by Church Leaders: 12 Must-Read Books
Presbyterians love to read! We get asked for book recommendations on all diﬀerent topics related to ministry on a regular basis. This time, we decided to ask you—leaders in Presbyterian ministries in Canada—what books you’d recommend for other leaders. Responding to the question, “What book has most inﬂuenced your ministry in the last year,” your colleagues and peers provided the 12 must-read recommendations.
How to be a Great Church Greeter
Greeters are a vital part of a church’s ministry by ensuring that all who enter receive a warm greeting, the information they need to feel comfortable, and a friendly connection they can rely on before and after the service. As you strive to be the greeter that others remember as having warmly welcomed them into the church, this resource contains some important things to keep in mind.
How to Support Young Adult Leadership
In May 2018, fourteen young adults, aged 18–28, participated in a consultation to discuss mission and ministry. Although the participants had differing perspectives on many issues, they had one important thing in common: they cared about the PCC and they want to be a part of it. This resouce shares their suggestions on how congregations can support young adults to fully participate in the life of church.
Tips for Effective Use of Photography
Images play an important part in enabling you to tell your congregations story online. As more images are shared on your website and social channels, it is important that leaders know when, how and why permission is needed for photography and videography at congregational events. This resource contains tips for ensuring you have the consent necessary to use and share images of congregational life at your church.
Tips to Rock Your Church Newsletter
A church newsletter is an effective way to communicate important church news and information with members of your congregation and the wider community. Use these newsletter writing tips to better help people stay connected through updates and announcements and draw people in closer to your church’s mission and ministry.