This Advent, World Renew and the Office of Social Justice invite you, through our email devotions, to reflect on the incarnation of Christ — its meaning then and its meaning now. Go to crcna.org/advent to sign up today!
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Likely your mind is focused on Advent, but Lent will follow soon afterwards. You can order a bulletin insert for the first Sunday of Lent (February 18) now, which includes a Lent Advocacy Challenge for your congregation.
Advent is a celebration of the light of Jesus entering the world, and is especially important during this refugee crisis. Here are activities that individuals and churches can do to embody that light to refugees during the Advent Season.
Scripture reminds us over and over that God uses “strangers” and immigrants to bring a blessing. Use this litany in your Sunday worship as a way to remember our many brothers and sisters whose immigration status puts them in need of prayers and to remember stories of immigrants in the Bible.
As Christians who believe that sexuality is a sacred gift and who want to seek justice with the marginalized people who are most harmed by the sex industry, we need to address the problem of easily accessible online porn.
Will your church remember the persecuted Church in Egypt in your worship service on Nov. 5 or 12, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church? Free bulletin inserts are available.
In making a decision about taking a trip to Israel/Palestine, in addition to the natural questions about costs and dates, there are several questions that should be answered before making a decision regarding which trip to choose.
In choosing to take a trip to Israel/Palestine, persons need to reflect carefully on what type of tour they wish to join. Read about the different types of tours that we have come across in our years of leading groups on pilgrimages there.
This is the sixth sermon of a six message series written by Pastor Jack Van de Hoef based on the book Live Just.ly by World Renew and Micah Challenge.
This is the fifth sermon of a six message series written by Pastor Jack Van de Hoef based on the book Live Just.ly by World Renew and Micah Challenge.
This is the fourth sermon of a six message series written by Pastor Jack Van de Hoef based on the book Live Just.ly by World Renew and Micah Challenge.
An estimated 20 million people are living on the brink of starvation in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and Nigeria. At the same time, violence and civil wars across the globe have led to the largest numbers of refugees in recent history. Now is the time for us to act.
Are you interested in helping your congregation learn more about immigration? There are four important ways a church can engage deeply in immigration work: learning and sharing the myths and facts, reflecting a care for immigrants during worship, having meaningful connections with immigrant communities and organizations, and effectively advocating for more just policies.
So what can we do about the violence in our neighborhoods? How do we avoid either minimizing it with easy answers or throwing up our hands because it overwhelms us?