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Innovative Clinical Pastoral Education Opportunity

Through a special grant, Rev. Karl Van Harn, Director of CPE at Pine Rest, is offering an innovative version of CPE to pastors and seminary students. Available at a discounted rate, the training is congregation-based and available via video conferencing (making it possible to earn a unit of CPE while living in any community in North America).

Church Now Conversation With Kara Powell 

In these uncertain times, church leaders are trying to discern how best to pursue ministry and mission. Vibrant Congregations wants to help! Check out our next Church Now Conversation with Kara Powell on Thursday, August 13 at 11 am (ET). Sign up today at

Faith Alive Introduces Dwell Flex

Dwell Flex is a new edition of Dwell Children’s ministry curriculum, built specifically for the challenges and changes many churches are navigating through right now. They are simple, stand-alone, single-page Dwell lesson plans that require no other materials and work within a wide range of ages and contexts.


JWWM: Jesus Would Wear a Mask

Jesus observed that most people were prudently wearing face coverings and masks to protect from a severe virus . . .

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Sent to Churches This Week

Bulletin Announcements

Network Blogs and Resources

Here are some posts shared in the past week:

Looking for COVID-related resources? Visit to find curated lists on topics such as Children’s Ministry, Church Communication, Church Finance, Deacons, Elders, Pastors, and Worship.

Free in the Digital Library

The Book That Understands You Have you ever wondered how your life story connects with the story of the Bible? Find out with this new study. Great for small groups, adult education, young adults, and outreach.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner – Aug 3 – When We ‘Other’ Another, Contest Winner, and more
CRC News – Aug 5 – A Team Effort to Sustain Churches, 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

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