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General Secretary Search Team

The Council of Delegates of the CRCNA has approved and established a search team for the position of General Secretary of the CRCNA, a position they hope to fill during Synod 2022 pending approval of the SALT report's recommendations about restructured governance. Please pray for the process, give input, and consider nominating someone for the position. For details, see this announcement that went to churches yesterday.

Apply Now: Financial Shalom Special Grants

Finishing Well is a one-time grant to help ordained CRCNA pastors who have been paying toward their student loans more than five years and have less than $30,000 in student debt. The Bivocational Growth Fellowship is a yearlong, cohort-based program designed to support the growth and well-being of ordained CRCNA pastors engaged in or considering bivocational ministry. Applications are open through Nov. 30. Questions? Contact

Are You Considering a New Call?

Pastor Church Resources will be hosting a virtual workshop for pastors exploring their current call in January and February 2022. Rev. Zach Olson, Ministry Consultant at PCR, will lead two versions of this workshop, bringing together pastors who are asking similar questions, providing you with exercises and assessments that bring clarity to your discernment process, and sharing wisdom gathered from pastors who’ve worked through this well. Register today; space is limited!


Just Decide Already! Can’t We Vote and Move On?

Wise leaders must manage the polarity of good process and good outcomes.

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Wheat and Tares

We balk at considering grace when it does not favor our way of thinking.

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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

The Elder’s Handbook - Serving your church as an elder is an important task, but it can seem daunting. Whether you're a first-timer or have years of experience, The Elder's Handbook will help you carry out your ministry with compassion, grace, and effectiveness. Learn how to minister sensitively to your parishioners, including those who are ill, grieving, or in trouble, how to work with your church council and consistory, how to make home visits comfortable and meaningful, how to deal with conflict effectively, and much more!

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner - November 1 - RCA Restructuring, Legacies, and more
CRC News - November 3 - Seventy Years of Pastoral Presence, 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
Faith Formation Matters - October 2021

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