Network Newsletter 6.9.20

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Featured Posts
Biblical Justice, Creation Matters
Film: The Story of Plastic
by Climate Witness Project

Watch this free film screening from the comfort of your own home! Make sure you tune into a discussion group after watching the film to see how other Christians are responding and taking action.

Church Admin & Finance, Finance, Budgeting, Pastors, Financial Shalom, Stewardship
Missional Budget? What Does That Mean?
by Phillip Leo

The gap between mission-talk and mission-reality is often wider than we care to admit. As evidence, I submit to you Exhibit A: the church budget.

Church Admin & Finance, Pastors
COVID and Council: A Simple Tool for Better Group Conversations
by Sean Baker

How a 20-minute group activity can build trust, clarify issues, and unlock creativity.

Racial Reconciliation
A Prayer for Healing
by David VanDerWiele

A prayer in the wake of the current awareness of racial brokenness.

Faith Nurture, Intergenerational Ministry
Choosing a Long-Term Care Facililty
by Faith Formation Ministries

The resources in this article will help you and the ones you love make informed choices.

Biblical Justice, Refugees
World Refugee Day 2020
by World Renew and the Centre for Public Dialogue

In addition to great resources and worship ideas, we have included video interviews with experts who describe what the situation is for refugees because of COVID-19.

Deacons, Community Engagement
Reordering Life Together
by Jodi Koeman

The church finds itself in the midst of transition. Instead of offering "charity" to our communities, what about "investment" with our communities.

Racial Reconciliation
Statement About The Deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor
by CRC Communications

Racism is a stronghold in our countries that will not go away overnight. The remedy is a commitment to sanctification. We invite you to walk with us in this sanctification process.

Church Admin & Finance, Stewardship
Online Giving Options for Churches
by Jeffrey Bolt

Looking for online giving options? Here are a few suggestions that might work great for your church.

The 'In Between' Time: Transitions
by Joel De Boer

I'm seeking to find my way through a time of transition. I want to avoid it and just keep going, but I'm sensing God's call to sit in the in between.

Racial Reconciliation
A Letter to Churches in the US
by Darren Roorda

As a friend and a representative of a closely connected group of citizens and Christ followers just north of our shared border, I want to say, “I’m sorry.”

Church Renewal, Leadership Development
Don’t Miss 'Church Now' Conversations
by Larry Doornbos

Church Now conversations offer an opportunity to reflect on how to live in our present days and help the local church take fresh steps in ministry and mission in the midst of difficult times.

Multicultural, Racial Reconciliation
Sabbath and Being De-Centered
by Larry Doornbos

Celebrating the Sabbath de-centers our understanding of life as we proclaim that a brown man from the Middle East is our Lord.

Safe Church, Abuse by Clergy & Ministry Leaders
Safe Church Book Study: The #MeToo Reckoning
by Safe Church Ministry

I wasn’t sure how an online book study would work; turns out it was great! Especially with such an insightful book, The #MeToo Reckoning by Ruth Everhart.


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