From Back to God Ministries International

BIBLE NEWS: ESTHER, PART ONE - Clubhouse Theater presents the story of Esther. Who is she in the Bible and why is she so important? Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes. Download this month’s Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway, The Bible Challenge Activity Book 8.
GROUNDWORK: QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS ABOUT FAITH - Have you ever worried about your faith life? Maybe you feel a great desire to grow in faith or you’re concerned about giving in to past temptations. You’re not alone. Study Romans 3:21-26, 1 Corinthians 1:21, Romans 6:4-14, and more with Groundwork to answer some of your questions and concerns about personal faith. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

From Calvin University

ESSAY CONTEST - The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies proudly announces our 28th annual High School Senior Scholarship Essay Contest. This year’s topic is Calvin and the Biblical Patriarchs. Deadline for submission is February 3, 2020. Winners will be awarded scholarships to one of several Reformed colleges and universities, as listed on our website. Details: calvin.edu/centers-institutes/meeter-center/fellowships-scholarships/high-school-seniors/

From CRC Communications

Calling All Photographers - Do you have a good eye for photos of people? Are you working on your skills at taking photos of events or activities? We're looking for photos of churches in action, and we'd love to share yours! Images can include church picnics, communion, worship teams, mission trips, community action...anything that shows the people of your church, being the church. Snap some photos, get permission from the people in them (unless it's a large group shot in a public place), and then send them to communications@crcna.org. We'll consider them for use - with credit - on the CRCNA homepage and social media. Thanks!

From Faith Formation Ministries

At-Home Faith Formation Tip - The Building Blocks of Faith are four statements that, when they become increasingly true for a person, indicate that his or her faith is growing: I belong to Jesus and to his body, the church. I know and understand the story of God’s faithfulness, of which I am a part. I have hope, through Christ, in all of God’s promises. I am called to work in God’s kingdom, and I am equipped to do that work. What opportunities do the people in your household have to grow in each of these ways? For more on the Building Blocks, visit crcna.org/FaithFormation/toolkits/building-blocks-faith. (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

From Resonate Global Mission

Join Resonate for the Courage in Mission Dinner! - Resonate Global Mission is hosting the Courage in Mission Dinner! Join us Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Prince Conference Center of Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 6-8 pm. 100 years ago, Johanna Veenstra took a giant leap of faith. In 1919, she became the first CRC missionary to serve outside North America. She became our first female missionary and a symbol for the CRC's exploding passion for mission. Please join us for a fundraising dinner to celebrate what God has done over the past 100 years with a vision that carries Resonate Global Mission into the future. For information contact Keely Lehr at klehr@crcna.org or RSVP at www.resonateglobalmission.org/COURAGE.

From World Renew

Careers at World Renew - Join a team of energetic individuals who are passionate about Living Justice, Loving Mercy and Serving Christ. World Renew has the following exciting career opportunities: Comprehensive Impact Campaign Director, based in Grand Rapids, MI; or Safeguarding and Complaints Coordinator, based in Burlington, ON. See worldrenew.net/careers for more details about these opportunities and the links to apply.
Volunteer Opportunity with World Renew - World Renew is seeking trained, highly experienced volunteers (management professionals) to serve as International Relief Managers with our International Disaster Response team. IRMs provide critical support to staff and partners on the ground in crisis situations, managing and implementing projects in response to natural disasters and conflict. Project Management, International Development or Disaster Response experience an asset. Assignments are typically 3 months in length. Individuals and couples are welcome to apply. Contact us at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net!
Volunteer Short-Term with World Renew - Are you 18 to 24 years old and interested in embarking on a short-term volunteer opportunity with life-long impact? World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program provides opportunities to live, work, eat, and play in an international community while exploring how God wants to use your talents and skills for His purpose. For more information, contact Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.
World Renew's World Hunger Sunday 2019 - 821 million people around the world are hungry. In two weeks, we’ll be observing World Hunger Sunday. But God wants more than an observance of days. He wants our hearts. Make sure to pick up your World Hunger Campaign devotionals today and spend some time over the next two weeks considering His call to “spend ourselves in behalf of the hungry.” It’s an amazing opportunity that comes with a profound promise.