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Online Courses For Credit or Audit: Ministry in a COVID-Shaped World

This summer, Calvin Theological Seminary is offering a series of online courses intended to help you adapt your ministry in the context of COVID-19. Browse course offerings and sign up today! The first session begins the first week of June.

A Letter to Pastors from Calvin University

Read an open letter to CRCNA pastors from Calvin president, Michael Le Roy. Learn how the university is deepening it’s reformed witness by investing in the biblical and theological capacities of the faculty, developing online educational resources for the church, and taking a strategic approach to partnership with local congregations and Christian schools.

Resonate Global Mission Webinar May 19

Join Resonate on May 19 at 10:30 am EDT for Christ-centered Education for All: Justice, Race and Economics, a webinar led by Steve Blom, executive director of Bright Promise Fund. A panel of Chicago educators will join us for discussion. Email Audrey Kinder at to register.


For Discussion

When to Reopen Church?

Councils are struggling with the question of how and when to re-open.

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On Baseball and Loving Our Neighbor During COVID-19

What does it mean to love our neighbors and our neighborhoods in this moment?

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Live Streaming / Virtual Service Examples

Living Water CRC shares how they are doing with live streaming and invites other churches to do the same.

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Sent to Churches This Week

Bulletin Announcements
Short Update Video: Back to God Ministries (U.S.)

Network Blogs and Resources

People are continuing to use The Network to ask questions and share resources in the wake of COVID-19. Here are some posts shared in the past week:

Looking for all COVID-related resources? Visit to find curated lists on topics such as Children’s Ministry, Church Communication, Church Finance, Deacons, Elders, Pastors, and Worship.

Free in the Digital Library

Everyday Family Faith A timely resource, Everyday Family Faith helps families build strong faith habits together and make time for God in everyday life. For each day of the week, this pocket-sized resource provides creative ideas for exploring Bible verses, talking about faith in daily life, and praying together, as well as fun activities to do.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner – May 11 – 6 Schools’ Plans for Celebrating 2020 Grads, and more
CRC News – May 13 – Council of Delegates Meets Online, Holy Water, 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
Faith Formation Matters – May 2020

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