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January 2 Sermon and Service Package

Worship Ministries is teaming up with Covenant CRC in Sioux Center, Iowa, to provide a January 2, 2022 package, which will include a recorded video sermon by Rev. Dr. Joel Kok, as well as a fully scripted liturgy by Worship Director, Rebecca DeVries. We pray this resource will be widely used in our CRCNA churches, giving pastors and worship staff this Sunday off to rest. Questions? Email Katie Roelofs at

Continuing Education Grants for Pastors

Pastor Church Resources is offering grants for CRCNA pastors to engage in continuing education. The next application deadline is November 1. If granted, funding can be applied retroactively. Find details and grant application here. (The maximum request is $750—US or CDN.)

mo Van Halsema Fellowship for Pastors

The Meeter Center at Calvin University cordially invites applications from pastors in the Reformed tradition for the Emo Van Halsema short-term research fellowship. The fellowship award is $1,500 for four weeks, making use of our renowned collections of primary and secondary source materials on John Calvin, Calvinism, and the Reformation. Find details and apply for the research fellowship by January 1, 2022.


In Front of the Camera

I felt angry that I kept pouring myself into creating quality worship services, with faithful preaching of the gospel, only to post them next to YouTube influencers.

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Interim Ministers in the CRC

Here’s how to find interim ministers in the CRC.

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How Do You Currently Feel About Church?

Using only three words, how do you currently feel about church?

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Sent to Churches This Week

Network Blogs and Resources

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Free in the Digital Library

So You've Been Asked To Make Visits  - This booklet is a great resource for learning how to structure a visit, what to say and do (or avoid doing), and how to comfort others with the love of God.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner - October 18 - Satan: The Father of All Conspiracies, and more
CRC News - October 20 - $15 Million Gift for School of Health, 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
Special Offering Spotlight - November 2021
Women’s Leadership Ministry - Developing Power
Office of Diversity News - October 2021

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