From Back to God Ministries International
FAMILY FIRE - FAMILY FIRE is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.
GROUNDWORK: ENCOURAGEMENT FOR A GROWING FAITH - Just as a teacher encourages a student or a mentor encourages a mentee, the Apostle Paul encourages the Thessalonians in their growing faith. Join Groundwork as we study 2 Thessalonians 1 so Paul’s praises, teaching, and reminders strengthen our growing faith too. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
MEET GERALD DRIPPAN - Liz and Lucille try to be friends with Gerard, the new kid in town. But Gerard seems to prefers the Iguana gang! Can Liz help Gerard before his new friends get him into trouble? 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 6.
From Calvin College
TRAVEL WITH CALVIN - Join a Caribbean cruise with time in the Panama Canal as well as stops in the Bahamas, Aruba, Columbia, and Costa Rica. This January 2020 trip is hosted by Ellen and George Monsma, with arrangements handled by Witte Travel. Or take a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March 2020 with Pastor Bill and Lyn Vanden Bosch, visiting sites throughout Galilee and around Jerusalem. These trips are open to all friends of Calvin; see calvin.edu/go/travel for full itinerary, cost, and registration details.
From CRC Communications
AGENDA SUPPLEMENT REPORTS POSTED - The following supplemental reports to the Agenda for Synod 2019 have been posted: Bivocational Task Force Report; Classis Name Change Report; Addressing the Abuse of Power Committee; recommended persons for candidacy; and others. Find them at crcna.org/synod
Pray for Inspire 2019 - Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for unity and Christlike dialogue in all elements of Inspire 2019. Pray that God will give unity and purpose to the many people involved in planning and preparing for the event, and pray that as people gather to share ideas, to hear speakers and engage in conversation at Inspire 2019, the Holy Spirit will bring and maintain peace and unity in Christ.
PRAY FOR SYNOD 2019 - Synod 2019 will meet on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from Friday, June 14, to Thursday, June 20. All CRC churches across the continent are requested to remember the deliberations of synod in their intercessory prayers on Sunday, June 9, and Sunday, June 16.
From Faith Formation Ministries
Ascension Day Faith Formation Tip - On Ascension Day (this coming Thursday), wonder with kids about what it was like to be one of the disciples watching Jesus rising into the clouds. Wonder about what they felt, and what it would be like if Jesus returned tomorrow. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)
From World Renew
Advancement and Fundraising Opportunities - If you are passionate about advancement, and advancing His kingdom, check out these career opportunities with World Renew: Chief Advancement Officer based in Grand Rapids, MI; Director of Donor Relations, USA, based in Grand Rapids, MI; Donor Relations Manager for Michigan and the East Coast based in Grand Rapids, MI and Director of Donor Relations, Canada based in Burlington, ON. Please see our website for more information on these positions, and for the links to apply: worldrenew.net/careers.
Volunteer with a Group Overseas - Are you a compassionate, respectful, and adaptable person who would like to volunteer overseas with others who have common interests? With World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program, you will get an authentic cultural experience and learn about the deep history and traditions that define life in an international community. To find out more, email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.