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You Shall Call His Name Jesus: Free Advent Devotion

You Shall Call His Name Jesus is an Advent devotional series from World Renew, Resonate, and the CRC Office of Social Justice that features reflections from CRC ministries around the world. Devotionals will be delivered to your email inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Dec. 1 through Christmas. Sign up at

Pastors Who Experience Significant Trauma

What happens when the one who comforts others in their grief experiences great loss and deep grief? Pastor Church Resources recently created a resource to help councils, congregations, and pastors know more about how to navigate together through such seasons. Check out the new resource, Pastors Who Experience Significant Trauma.

Cultural Intelligence Virtual Workshop

The Office of Race Relations is offering a 2-day virtual workshop on building cultural intelligence. This workshop focuses on concrete skills to improve our ability to act and react in positive ways across cultural lines. Join this interactive event on Nov. 23 from 6 to 9:30pm (EST) and Nov. 30 from 6 to 9:30pm. $40 per person/$75 per couple. Register for Cultural Intelligence (CQ).

Advent Images for Social Media

Looking for social media or projection images to use for Advent? You’re welcome to use these images from CRC Communications, found in this CRCNA Facebook album and Google drive. Each image features an advent theme word (Hope, Faith, Joy, Love) that is displayed in 15 languages! You’ll also find images for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Leaders Do Hard Things

Doing hard things isn’t a matter of skill or bravado, but a commitment to asking tough questions.

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Student Loan Grant for Pastors

Ordained CRCNA pastors are invited to apply.

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The Downside of Social Media

Here’s what your church can do about it.

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Sent to Churches This Week

Network Blogs and Resources

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Free in the Digital Library

Daylight: 366 Daily Devotional Readings - Now newly updated with contemporary examples and questions for reflection, Daylight uses Scripture to shed light on what it means to live in the presence and promises of God. In the warm and insightful style that made this devotional so popular, Kuyvenhoven explores biblical books and themes in a full year of devotional reading that will challenge your mind and inspire your heart.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner - November 8 - Women's Suffrage, Bridging Racial Divides, and more 
CRC News - November 10 - Advent Resources, Diversity Playbook, 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
Worship Ministries Update - November 2021

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