In Case You Missed It (January 2021)

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Each week, dozens of new posts are added on The Network. Because of this, it can be easy to miss or forget about posts. To help, I’ll be sharing a roundup of timely posts (dubbed In Case You Missed It) at the beginning of each month. Be sure to pass along any articles that you appreciated!  

In this message, Rev. Cindy Holtrop reflects on her own season of depression and God's presence with us in our dark times. She concludes with practical ideas for ministering with people who have mental illnesses.

Elders, as shepherds of the people of God, clearly have an interest in promoting the faith life of children. So what can we encourage? Here are 3 faith practices children need to learn.

Church leaders often ask: How can we organize our practices, groups, and curriculum for lifelong faith formation? Pastor Sam Gutierrez offers a simple solution—the liturgical calendar

Karen Deboer shares a helpful and hopeful New Year’s Checklist for children’s ministry leaders. 

Ten Ways to Be a Caring Deacon offers ten tips to help deacons care for others, as well as themselves. 

Winter is a great time to do some reading. Why not check out one of the books on the Disability Concerns Ministry Bookshelf

The concept of whiteness has been part of the daily life of American society since its beginning. Learn how this artificial categorization began by registering for The Ideology of Whiteness workshop (which can be completed on your own time). 

A surprising response to the question Should Pastors Know How Much Church Members Give?

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