1Life Newsletter — September 2022
Curating. Connecting. Collaborating.
Last Call to Join LDN 2022-23
BC LDN 2022-23
There’s a lot going on in the world and in the church. And some of it is giving us the jitters. More than ever, the BC Leadership Development Network (LDN) looks forward to another year of taking up its mandate to build a deep & deeply relevant Biblical imagination in the leadership of our BC CRCs.
Needing more info? Contact our LDN facilitator, Wilma van der Leek
Target Audience: all leaders interested in learning to read the Bible for formation more than information: elders, deacons, council chairs, church planters, worship leaders, youth, children’s leaders, administrators
Deadline for applying: Saturday, September 10
On-Line Information Session about 1Life Foundations Cohort: Monday, September 26
Monday, September 26, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Learn more about becoming your church’s representative in the first-time ever, province-wide 1Life FOUNDATIONS cohort, on-line, happening monthly from October - April.
You’ll hear about the hopeful purpose & the spiritually rich approach of the 6 evening workshops being prepared by the 1Life curators, together with Resonate church planting leader, Pastor Tim Sheridan.
Our goal: at least one participant per BC CRC. Spread the word and help us make this a 41 church conversation!
Target Audience: anyone interested in maturing in holistic Christian discipleship and helping their community do the same; great learning opportunity for any leadership team
Coming in September
Hearts Exchanged Cohort
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 (This is an 8 month learning journey. Cohorts meet once a month.)
Hearts Exchanged is a learning and action journey designed to equip Reformed Christians to engage with Indigenous people as neighbours and fellow image bearers.
This co-learning setting models the sacred journey of reconciliation, preparing us as Christians to build relationships with Indigenous communities that are marked by mutual respect and reciprocity.
Participants are transformed in their minds and hearts as they are invited into honest dialogue about the harms of colonialism, and encounter ‘hearts broken’ stories and experiences.
Host: Indigenous Ministry CRCNA Canada
Target Audience: anyone who is connected to the Christian Reformed Church in Canada
Healing Hearts Transforming Nations
Wednesday, September 7 - Sunday, September 11
When it comes to reconciliation, it can be hard to know where to begin. This workshop and training will help you better understand reconciliation and bring healing to many. You will walk a three-day reconciliation path with others seeking inter-national healing.
Host: Resonate Global Mission
In-person at the Cedar Springs Christian Retreat Center, Sumas, WA
Target Audience: reconciliation, anti-racism, global mission
Deacons Ministry 101
Monday, September 19, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Join Rachel Vroege, Western Canada Regional Ministry Developer for an in-depth look at the call to be a deacon. We will engage with the four deacon ministry areas: community, stewardship, justice and benevolence and equip your deacon team for leadership.
Facilitator: Rachel Vroege, Diaconal Ministries Canada
Target Audience: Deacons, pastors, elders, the diaconal-minded and diaconal-hearted.
In case you missed it…
Let's end #AbleismAtChurch
Conversations about diversity and equity have become front and center in recent years, but our ableist practices have often been left out of the conversation. By shedding light on ableist practices, churches can improve their hospitality in ways that communicate each person’s worth, dignity, and value. You can join the conversation about disability justice in the church by joining a virtual book club or hosting one with your church or small group.
Morning prayer with the 1Life team
Thursday, September 1 & 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM
At the 1Life Learning Center (Fleetwood CRC) or on Zoom
5 Callings, 1Life
1Life has a vision to support Spirit-renewal in our BC CRCs by curating a curriculum-for-Christ-likeness that encompasses the following 5 Callings of the church:
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