CRC Publications is the publishing ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. Under the name Faith Alive Christian Resources, it publishes resources for children’s ministry, adults and small groups, youth ministry, worship, church leadership, special needs, and more. These resources are used by churches from many denominations.
CRC Publications also publishes The Banner and Reformed Worship, and produces books in Spanish and several other languages through its World Literature Ministries division.
Route 66 Takes Off
When Route 66: A Road Trip Through the Bible was released last year, it took off at full speed. The study for high school students exceeded sales expectations and continues to be a bestseller. Route 66 gives teens the “big picture” of the Bible, its overall structure, and major themes.
Small Church Curriculum in the Works
Kid Connection, a new curriculum for small Sunday schools, will be available for use in Fall 2007. Field testers are enthusiastic about the curriculum and recommend it for midweek programs as well as Sunday school. To get the latest on this and other new resources, sign up at www.FaithAliveResources.org to receive our monthly e-newsletter.
New Resources Celebrate CRC
As the CRC approaches its sesquicentennial (150th) year in 2007, two new resources celebrate her past—and her future. Grace Through Every Generation: The Continuing Story of the Christian Reformed Church, a sequel to Our Family Album, takes a look at the issues we’ve faced and the road ahead. Learning to Count to One: The Joy and Pain of Becoming a Multiracial Church is a collection of stories that recounts the growth of the CRC into a multiethnic community of faith.
With issue 81 of Reformed Worship (RW), Rev. Joyce Borger succeeded Emily Brink as editor. RW is celebrating 20 years of worship planning with a newly redesigned magazine and website. ReformedWorship.org now features the content of current issues (available only to subscribers) and more than 1,700 articles from back issues for anyone to browse.
After serving Faith Alive for 26 years as curriculum editor, managing editor, and director of Faith Alive, Pat Nederveld will retire at the end of this year. Bob De Moor has accepted a call to West End Christian Reformed Church in Edmonton, Alberta. While he will remain editor of The Banner, he will no longer serve as theological editor for Faith Alive.
Several new titles for children and youths were released this year:
- Little Lambs, 2nd Edition (for 2- and 3-year-olds)
- Safekeeping: Session Plans for Developing Abuse Awareness in Kids
- Sing With Me children’s songbook
- Fossils and Faith: Finding Our Way Through the Creation Controversy (for teens)
- HC and Me: The Heidelberg Catechism for Christian Living (for teens)
Visit us online at www.FaithAlive Resources.org to learn more about new resources, read sample chapters, and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.
As we continue to chart the course for the every-household Banner, we’re delighted by the overwhelmingly supportive and encouraging response. We also received an excellent response to the request for donations and exceeded our goal. We’re developing a survey that will help us get a clearer picture of how we can best engage the needs and interests of an increasingly diverse readership.
Libros Desafío, the Spanish imprint of World Literature Ministries, contributes to the transforming of lives and communities worldwide. Some new titles are
- The Day of Christ’s Return (Russian edition) by Andrew Kuyvenhoven
- Engaging God’s World (Russian edition) by C. Plantinga
- ¿Para qué sirve la teología? (2nd. revised edition) by Alberto F. Roldán
World Literature Ministries