These free, one-hour events are easy to join and all you need is a computer with speakers or headphones. We have concluded the Spring webinar series and new webinars are in the works for the 2015 Fall series. To view previously recorded events visit the Webinar Recording Archive.
Scheduled Events for Fall 2015
Youth Leaders’ Top Teaching & Curriculum Resources
September 15 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET (1:00-2:00 p.m. CT; 12:00-1:00 p.m. MT; 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT)
In this webinar, we'll look at a number of teaching resources and curriculum that many of the Canadian Youth Ministry Champions have used or are using for their youth groups. Participants will be invited to share information about their favorite curriculum and teaching resources as well. REGISTER
Ron deVries has worked as a Youth Ministry Consultant for Classis Alberta North in Canada since 2007 and also serves the CRCNA as a Faith Formation Coach. Koenraad Beugelink has been leading youth at New Life Church in Abbotsford, BC for 17 years. His passion is to help youth/young adults discover where their story fits into the Creation, Fall, Redemption narrative. Syd Hielema serves as Team Leader for CRC Faith Formation Ministries, and co-director of the Canadian Youth Ministry Pilot project.
Introduction to Spiritual Warfare - Part 2
September 30 - 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CT; 10:00-11:00 a.m. MT; 9:00-10:00 a.m. PT)
The webinar is a follow up on the "Introduction to Spiritual Warfare" webinar from May 20, 2015 (available for viewing in the recording archives). It addresses theological and practical questions about spiritual warfare, such as: Can a believer be demonically oppressed? Should the Church be proactively involved in spiritual warfare? Are there dangers involved? REGISTER
Jeff Stam is an ordained CRC pastor who served 8 years as missionary with CRWM to Central America. He is the founder and current International Director of Set Free Ministries based in Grand Rapids, MI and author of the book Straight Talk about Spiritual Warfare: What the Bible Teaches, What You Need to Know.
Upcoming Topics for Fall 2015
The topics below are being considered for the Fall 2015 webinar schedule. If you're interested in one or more of these topics, use the links below to sign up to be notified when registration opens.
Oops: Stop Accidentally Offending People
Jesus calls us to love people as he loves us. Yet, without even realizing it, we can be unloving in our words and our actions. In this interactive workshop, we'll give our top 10 lists for becoming more hospitable and loving in a diverse world, and give lots of opportunity for audience interaction. Click here to be notified when registration opens.
Shannon Jammal-Hollemans, Project Developer and Team Leader for LEAP, Christian Reformed Church
Kate Kooyman, Coordinator for Restorative Justice, Office of Social Justice, Christian Reformed Church
Esteban Lugo, Director of Race Relations, Christian Reformed Church
Mark Stephenson, Director of Disability Concerns, Christian Reformed Church
Children & Worship: Helping Them to Experience God
This webinar will contain key information on the Children & Worship program and why it is so effective in the spiritual development of young children. In addition to inspirational stories and practical suggestions, the presenter will discuss the Children &Worship program overview, spiritual formation in the young, how to get started, available resources, and stories of how C&W has impacted children, their families and their congregations. Click here to be notified when registration opens.
Olivia Stewart is the director of Young Children and Worship. Olivia is ordained and serves as the Minister of Children and Families for the Disciples of Christ, and also as Director for Children's Discipleship at Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI.
The Church's Role in Ending Child Sexual Abuse
One in four and one in six is NOT okay! One in four girls and one in six boys experience sexual abuse. This is our cultural context, the living reality for people in our congregations. And this is the environment in which our children grow up. What is the role of the Church in the face of these horrific statistics? This webinar will take a look at how sexual abuse happens, what some of the impacts are, and then explore how churches can play a key role in ending this epidemic in our culture. It’s NOT OK! Join us to find out what we can do about it.
Bonnie Nicholas is currently serving as director of CRC Safe Church Ministry, equipping congregations in abuse awareness, prevention and response. Linda Crockett is currently serving as director of clergy and congregational care for Samaritan Counseling Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is founder and director of Samaritan SafeChurch, a national initiative committed to ending child sexual abuse. Click here to be notified when registration opens.
Safe Church Policy: Let’s Create One
A good safe church policy is one of the best ways to prevent abuse at church and also protect church staff and volunteers from false allegations and legal battles. Is your church protected? Every church has its own context and programs. There is no such thing as a standard safe church policy that can fit every church situation. In this webinar we'll discuss common key components for creating a good safe church policy and provide tools and resources needed so that you can create one for your church. Click here to be notified when registration opens.
Bonnie Nicholas, LMSW is currently serving as director of CRC Safe Church Ministry, a ministry dedicated to equipping churches in abuse awareness, prevention and response. Before taking this position, she worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence, bringing a voice of faith to the table as she worked collaboratively with other organizations dealing with domestic and sexual violence in Ingham and Eaton Counties.
The Great Unraveling and Our Response
We all know the world has changed but understanding the impact that has had on the church and knowing how to respond are harder to figure out. In this webinar we’ll consider those changes, the implications and how they are by the work of the Spirit leading the church to a renewed understanding of what it means to be God’s people on God’s mission right where we live. Click here to be notified when registration opens.
Karen Wilk is a National Team Member of Forge Canada’s Missional Training Network, and a Missional Leader Developer for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. She is also a neighbour, wife, mom, and minister who is leading her own neighborhood community. Karen is the Pastor of NEW (Neighbourhood Engagement Workers) Community in Edmonton, Alberta, where she actively engages church leadership in moving their congregations out into neighborhoods. Karen the author of Don’t Invite Them To Church: Moving From a Come and See to a Go and Be Church and was recently included in the Bridgeway Foundation’s list of top “100 Fantastic Canadian Christian Women Leaders”.