Network Newsletter 9.1.20

Ministry Questions Seeking Answers

In the past month, several new ministry questions have been posted on topics such as meaningful giving, creating a COVID policy, and celebrating a pastor who is leaving. Browse the latest questions and post a response. You just might make someone’s day!

Featured Posts
Community Engagement, Global Mission
Walk This Way
by Bruce Gritter

Loving, helping, and healing people take time. And that is what walking gives you.

Children's Ministry, Church Coaching
Clarity, Not Certainty
by Trudy Ash

Here are stories of how two churches prioritized the goal of including children in Sunday morning worship and got creative in this uncertain time.

Church Admin & Finance, Finance, Contributions, Pastors, Financial Shalom, Stewardship
5 Leadership Qualities For A Financially Healthy Church
by Phillip Leo

Watch as Phil Leo director of Church Communications at Barnabas Foundation hosts John Bolt, director of finances and operations for CRCNA, in a discussion about the difference leaders make when it comes to the financially healthy church.

Safe Church, Policy & Prevention, Sexual Abuse
August Safe Church Webinar: Boz Tchividjian
by Safe Church Ministry

Enjoy the recording of the webinar, resources Boz noted, and a recap of the event.

Safe Church, About Safe Church Ministry
Abuse Awareness Sunday - Sept. 27, 2020
by Safe Church Ministry

Abuse Awareness Sunday provides an opportunity for churches to bring abuse, which affects so many of us directly or indirectly, into the light.

Faith Practices
Introducing the Faith Practices Project
by Faith Formation Ministries

Faith Formation Ministries announces the Faith Practices Project—a journey into twelve spiritual disciplines.

Faith Nurture, Family Ministry
New Video: God Will Cover You
by Ron VandenBurg

In this Kids in Action video, seven-year-old Olivia hands out protective masks to people who experience homelessness.

Disability Concerns, Accessibility, Advocacy
Disability Concerns Leadership Training Event 2020 Recap
by Disability Concerns

Disability Concerns Ministry hosted their first fully online Leadership Training Event this year! It was a very successful event that focused on the theme of agility.

Faith Practices, Family Ministry
5 Ways to Practice Sabbath With Kids
by Faith Formation Ministries

Here are five great ways families can practice sabbath together, brought to you from the Dwell at Home series of resources for families and the Faith Practices Project.

Biblical Justice, Racial Reconciliation
The NBA Is Better at Lament Than We in the CRC Are
by Eric Nykamp

This morning I saw how the NBA is handling the shooting of Jacob Blake by refusing to play and go on as if all is normal. I thought, “The NBA is better at lament than we are.”

Church Renewal, Best Practices, Pastors
The History of the Crossroads Discernment Toolkit
by Pastor Church Resources

Designed to equip churches for Spirit-led, group-engaged, mission-oriented discernment, the Crossroads Discernment Toolkit was birthed out of a unique collaboration between Resonate Global Mission and the CRCNA's Pastor Church Resources.

Children's Ministry, Dwell Curriculum, Faith Nurture
A Leader’s Guide to DWELL Flex: Everything You Need to Prepare and Lead a Session
by Jill Benson

Dwell Flex is a new multi-age, multi-setting version of Dwell. This post includes some important details leaders will want to keep in mind as they begin using this resource.

Children's Ministry, Dwell Curriculum, Faith Nurture
A Coordinator’s Guide to DWELL Flex: Everything You Need to Know to Equip Your Leaders
by Jill Benson

Dwell Flex is a new multi-age, multi-setting version of Dwell. This post includes important details Dwell coordinators will want to keep in mind as they equip their leaders to use this resource.

Faith Nurture, Worship, Special Topics, Justice
Is Your Liturgy Political?
by Larry Doornbos

Kaitlyn Scheiss' book, The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of our Neighbor, helps us think through how to be formed for living well in the political sphere.

Safe Church, Policy & Prevention
Safe Church Amid COVID-19: Resources for Youth Ministry, Social Media, and Online Streaming
by Safe Church Ministry

Safe Church highlights resources for Youth Ministry, Social Media, and Online Streaming.


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