Network Newsletter 7.21.20

How Is Your Church Thinking Creatively During COVID?

Has your church found meaningful ways to connect and worship during COVID? Share here. We’d love to feature your church on the site! 

Featured Posts
Children's Ministry, Dwell Curriculum, Faith Nurture
Template for Leading a Simplified DWELL Session
by Faith Formation Ministries

Use this free template to easily adapt any Dwell session into a simplified outline which Dwell leaders can use with children in-person or virtually or parents could use at home.

Community Engagement, Worship
How Is Your Church Thinking Creatively During COVID?
by Staci Devries

Let's share some of the creative ways we are connecting and worshipping during COVID-19.

Faith Nurture, Family Ministry
A Wonderful Way to Help Families Form Faith at Home This Fall
by Karen Deboer

Check out this fabulous idea for helping families form faith this fall and into the future.

Children's Ministry, Children & Worship, Faith Nurture
5 Terrific Tips for Telling God's Story with Children During Online Worship
by Karen Deboer

Whether you're wondering how to include and engage children during worship this fall or looking for fresh ideas for children's messages, the ideas in this post have got you covered.

Pastors, Financial Shalom, Caring for Pastors
An Open Letter to Pastors From Noah
by Phillip Leo

It’s impossible for me to understand what you’ve experienced in pastoral leadership. But I’m praying you and your family are changed for the better, too.

Children's Ministry, Dwell Curriculum, Faith Nurture
Resources for Using DWELL in a COVID-19 World
by Jill Benson

These new resources will help churches adapt their Dwell program to a variety of situations.

Biblical Justice, Racial Reconciliation
"A Nation That Forgets Its Past Has No Future"
by Viviana E Cornejo

In light of recent events, everyone seems to be scrambling to learn about racism. How can we as a nation and denomination honestly confront the racist reality we've accumulated over centuries?

Community Engagement, Global Mission
What's on Your Doorstep?
by Beth Fellinger

Before you only plan for what will happen on the inside of your buildings, can I encourage you to continue looking for what is outside your door and how you might become engaged.

Racial Reconciliation
Resisting a Return to Normal
by Amanda Benckhuysen

My prayer is that like Rizpah, we will be persistent, courageous, and sacrificial in advocating for the dignity of our black and brown siblings.

Racial Reconciliation, SEAPI
Meet Paula Tang - Intern With the Office of Race Relations
by Paula Tang

We want to welcome Pisudtiporn Tangsirisatian to the Office of Race Relations. Learn more about her background, passions and aspirations and say hello!

Racial Reconciliation
2 Must-Read Books on Growing up as a Person of Color
by Paula Tang

The books Between the World and Me and Amazing Grace are informative books dealing with growing up as a person of color.

Racial Reconciliation
Go Deeper With Anti-Racism (Webinar Series)
by Race Relations

This 4-part anti-racism webinar series is designed for motivated leaders who wish to rigorously, courageously engage anti-racism work and get to the root of systemic racism.

Campus, Global Mission
Meet Sharon Dhavale: Our Newest CRC Campus Minister at University of Northern British Columbia
by Rich Braaskma

The same outworking of God’s goodness and grace that Sharon experienced in campus ministry as a student is what she longs to see unfold through her ministry at UNBC.

Leadership Development, Racial Reconciliation
Practical Practices for Dismantling Racism
by Rudy Gonzalez

The work of racism is so complex that people would rather not talk about it until it's too late. Here are some practical tools to engage the conversation.

Racial Reconciliation
My Thoughts After Watching the Video of the Killing of George Floyd
by Idella Winfield

After watching the video of George Floyd being killed by a police officer who kneeled for nine minutes on his neck, I became numb and scared.


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