If our ministry plans and budgets tell a story, I wonder what story our community hears and sees through us. Watch a recap of the Webinar: Reimagining Church Budgets to Reflect Kingdom Values.
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How has COVID-19 impacted the way we budget, serve, and give? As stewards, how do we generously use our gifts to impact God's world?
As we wonder about schools and their reopening plans, are congregations involved in crafting creative community solutions and ideas to make education for all students a fair and equitable priority?
On August 16, 2020 we invite all congregations to participate in CRCNA Day of Justice as part of communal praying and crying out to God together.
The church finds itself in the midst of transition. Instead of offering "charity" to our communities, what about "investment" with our communities.
Join representatives from World Renew, Volunteers in Action (Denver), and Lifeline Community Development Corporation (Merced, CA) as we discuss what we are learning and how we can support one another.
What are you doing to check-in on your church and community members? Here are some resources, and we would love to hear your stories.
Wondering how your church will meet the needs of its members and community? You can lead the way to create a system of response and hope.
As our countries start to "reopen", how are you continuing to help your members and community members affected by the Pandemic?
Thank you for your important reflection! Working alongside you as we "wonder what kind of future world we envision"!posted on: A Reflection: Is This OK?
Thank you Carol. I've been trying to practice the circle of Lamenting, Listening, Learning, Living. Listening along with you. Let's keep at it together!!posted on: When Helping Hurts and Listening Helps
Jay - thanks for sharing that. I LOVE that they honored and celebrated their neighbors and neighborhood like that. Truly WITH their community.posted on: Reordering Life Together
What a thoughtful idea Bill. I've seen thank you signs on lawns, thank you parades, or some people are writing thank you notes or providing a gift card thank you. I wonder if even just asking them...
Here is a helpful response from Monika Grasley, Executive Director of Lifeline CRC, based in Merced, California, and World Renew board member and delegate for Classis Central California:
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Hi Jeannie -
Thanks Ron for your responses. I agree with what you wrote.
Jeannie - feel free to reach out if you have questions or want some guidance on how to respond. I have been...
Thank you Rudy for this important post. We need to have these conversations and learn. We mostly need a "vision against racism". Humility, repentance, lamenting and healing are needed in order to...posted on: Antiracism, on Earth as It Is in Heaven
Hi Karl -
Seems like you're not the only one interested in gathering. There are people across US who are connecting with their communities in amazing ways. I'm trying to connect to others...
Shout out to Canada - DMC for the amazing work you are doing. My time with you in January was so helpful and I look forward to learning more. Thanks for your hospitality and work.posted on: WITH! A Powerful Word for Community
I will be working out of my home in Massachusetts but traveling to GR and throughout the United States. Love to see and learn what is happening all over! We have some amazing kingdom work...posted on: WITH! A Powerful Word for Community