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Join Church World Services (Nov. 7-11) for Together We Welcome, an online conference for pastors to hear about refugee resettlement and migration, and walk away with specific actions to foster welcome locally. Find workshops, plenary sessions, opportunities for networking, as well as a virtual Expo hall to meet with local resettlement offices, denominational staff (we’ll be there too!), and other experts in the field.

A Celebration of Servant Leadership in Advancing Diversity

Join Calvin Seminary for a Celebration of Servant Leadership in Advancing Diversity. This year's honoree is Rev. Al Mulder, who has been an advocate for people of color and women in ministry. Join us Wednesday, Oct. 20 during Calvin Seminary's Chapel Service (10 am ET) and at a reception (3 to 4 pm) at the Prince Conference Center. Livestream available.

Safe Church Coordinator for Eastern Canada

Do you know someone who has a passion for safe church ministry? Consider encouraging them to serve in the role of coordinator for Safe Church in Classis Eastern Canada. There is a stipend available for this position. Contact John Vedder for further information:


Pastor Restoration Grants

Grants of $2500 (US) are now available, giving pastors much-needed time away and helping churches cover the cost of pulpit supply. Apply today!

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3 Practices for Better Process and Outcomes

Three simple practices to help your council make better decisions.

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Sermon and Service Package

Use this video sermon and liturgy to give pastors and worship staff a day of rest on Sunday, January 2.

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Sent to Churches This Week

Network Blogs and Resources

Here are some posts shared in the past week:

Free in the Digital Library

Living and Loving Life - This is a book about living life to the fullest, but it's not a "how-to" book. Think of it instead as an extended pastoral conversation in which reader and author open their hearts to each other as they reflect on the richest and most satisfying ways in which to use the years God graciously gives.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner - October 11 - Church Disintegration, Boarding Schools, and more
CRC News - October 13 - Planting Multiethnic Churches, Earthkeeping, 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

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