Just Say 'Hi' (you might win a prize!)


NOTE: The contest is now closed. We've announced the winners here and launched a new challenge!

If you’re like most people, you read posts on The Network but rarely, if ever, add a comment of your own.

Don’t worry, it’s normal (and there are plenty of sites where I do the same thing). But it’s also a missed opportunity to share, encourage and compare notes about ministry.

Well, today is the day to make the big move from a reader of this website, into a participant!

Because you could win a most coveted prize (or whatever the Reformed way of saying that would be): your very own, shiny-new Network mug! Plus a $25 Amazon gift card to go with it.

And all you have to do is say “Hi”.

Seriously, that’s it.

Just log in and say “hi” as a comment to this post. “Hello” works too. Or you can say something nice about The Network and our awesome mugs .

The point is...all you need to do is leave a comment here. One randomly selected commenter will be the recipient of his or her very own Network mug, plus a $25 Amazon gift card to buy some coffee/tea for the mug, or a book to read while you’re sipping from it.

And you can triple your opportunity to win by using our new, ‘single-sign-on’ feature.

If you missed the memo, here’s the deal: you can now use the same login on the Network, Banner, and CRCNA.org websites. Once you’ve logged into one, you won’t have to re-enter your password for the others. Just click ‘login’, confirm, and you’re in. It’s super easy.

So once you’ve commented here, visit the other two sites to login and say ‘hi” there. Doing so will triple your likelihood of winning! We’ll let this run for a couple of weeks (or so) and then randomly select one winner per site, and each will get the mug and $25 gift card.

So, to recap:

  1. log in here and say “hi” as a comment to this post
  2. use the same login to say “hi” here on TheBanner.org
  3. use the same login to say “hi” here on CRCNA.org

...and boom, you’re entered to win a mug and you’re ready to participate actively on all three sites. Maybe help someone out by answering their Ministry Q&A question, starting a forum discussion, or by commenting on something written by one of our hard-working ministry bloggers (they’re volunteers, so your kudos makes a difference!).

Tell your friends and family about this giveaway. Yes, it’ll reduce your chance of winning a mug. But you’ll have warm fuzzy feelings knowing you helped spread the word about how The Network can better connect us all for ministry. 

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Let's Discuss…

We love your comments! Thanks for your help upholding the Community Guidelines to make this an encouraging and respectful community for everyone.

Hi  Great work done by all!


Hi.  Appreciate this Network and the fine work you all do.



Hi - keep up the good work!



Howdy. Love the church admin stuff!

HI. thanks for the news and updates.


Hi,   how about those Leafs, eh?

I like the Blackhawks the best.

Hi again....



Hi .. just like the song .."these are a few of my favorite things!"

Glad to network with you!




Hi!  I hope I win!



Hello from Georgetown, ON!

Hi! I like your mug. :-)


Hey! delighted that email continually enriches my life with The Network blogs. Thanks!

Hi.  Thanks for all the helpful info!






I think it is fine to say that it is a COVETED prize as long as it is not the MOST COVETED prize. That would be Jesus. And you might want to consider another word other than COVETED. There are others that mean the same thing but don't violate the language of the Ten Commandments. Your friend, the Pharisee.

Hi.  That mug would look great on my desk!


One question: Where can I get funds to help my church upgrade its worship space and make our old building handicap accessible?


Hey Jacci, I saw your comment, e-mail me at [email protected] to discuss the info you're looking for. Mark


Community Builder


Hi! Nice Mug but the Amazon option will work better for me!

Congrats to our winners: Craig, Thad, and Timothy.  Thanks to all of you who just said 'hi'  If you didn’t win, no worries. Because now there’s a new way to get one of those limited-edition, can’t-buy-it-in-stores Network mugs (and a $25 Amazon gift card. Participate in the “Just Post a Comment” challenge for March.