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    "Church NOW!"

    October 9, 2020

    Today I’m including a link at the end of this entry to something called “Church NOW!” Conversations. Church Now is a part of a joint ministry (CRC and RCA) “Vibrant Congregations” that seeks to encourage churches to take “fresh steps in ministry and mission.” The conversations have been online and featured some leading ministry and mission-oriented speakers. Zoom gatherings have and continue to take place every second Thursday (June through December, 2020) beginning at 11 a.m. (ET). Presenters have included Christian thinkers and leaders like Ed Stetzer, Kara Powell (author of “Growing Young”), Tod Bolsinger, and Richard Mouw (and Lisa Sharon Harper yet to come). The speakers share keen insights into what they are observing and anticipating during this pandemic season, so churches and Christians can respond thoughtfully in their own contexts. This week featured Tod Bolsinger who has written “Canoeing the Mountains” (which some Bethel members have read or delved into the content) and “It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian.” After about a week, each session is put on a website, so that anyone can follow it. If you’d like to choose a session to view, here is that link https://vibrantcongregations.org/church-now?utm_source=The+CCR+Report&utm_campaign=d284634f18-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_19_07_02_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_59084cdeaa-d284634f18-74227941 

    Once you are at the website, be sure to scroll down and then click again; this time on your preferred presentation to watch.    -EGN

    To access Pastor’s Eric’s regular COVID-19 MEDITATIONS, click here … http://www.bethel-crc.ca/blog/covid-19-meditations/