1Life Newsletter — July 2022
Curating. Connecting. Collaborating.
Coming next week
On-line Summer Information Evenings for BC LDN 2022-23
(now a 1-year Servant Leadership intensive within 1Life)
The Bible is an amazing book of life revealing God’s staggering care for the world. It is the Word that forms our communities to be Christ-bearers.
But it’s not quick read. Reading the Bible as it was written to be read, you have to dwell in the text, see the whole woven tapestry from Genesis to Revelation.
The BC Leadership Development Network (now a 1Life leadership intensive) offers this quality dwelling time. Our goal is to foster a deep and deeply relevant Biblical imagination in the leaders of our BC CRCs.
To learn more about our 2022-23 LDN cohort (Old Testament) and discern if it is for you, join us for one of our on-line summer information evenings:
- Monday, June 27 (7-8PM)
- Monday, July 18 (7-8PM)
- Monday, August 22 (7-8PM)
Facilitator: Wilma van der Leek, Curator, Servant Leadership (MCS, Regent College)
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
Coming Fall 2022 - sign up now & join a province-wide conversation!
September 2022 - March 2023
We are offering for the first time a 1Life essentials cohort which we hope will strengthen the five callings as a common vocabulary and faith formation approach for our 41 BC CRCs.
These 6 full-evening workshops prepared by the 1Life curators, along with newly appointed Resonate church planting leader, Pastor Tim Sheridan, will offer a spiritually rich collage of scripture, music, book/article, conversation & key questions connected to the calling under consideration that evening.
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
1Life Podcast - Episode 9
Faith Formation as Listening with Jacquie Zuidhof
Join us for episode 9 in which Jacquie Zuidhof shares with us her many beloved relationships with her family and her church, how she loves to see faith formed in her kids and grand kids, how to lean into differences, and how to remain openhearted toward God and one another.
Thursday, August 4 - Saturday, August 6
Are you missing gatherings and times of growing together? Join hundreds of Christian Reformed people in Chicago this summer for Inspire 2022.
In-person at Tinley Park Convention Center
Target Audience: Ministry volunteers, church leaders, pastors, congregation members
Let's End #AbleismAtChurch
Thursday, August 11 - Friday, August 12,
8:00AM - 11:00AM PST
Discover what Ableism is, its effects, and how you can help reduce the impact of ableism in your church.
Host: Disability Concerns CRCNA
Target Audience: pastors, elders, deacons, ministry leaders and anyone interested
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
Summer morning prayer with the 1Life team
Thursday, July 21, August 18, 9:30AM - 10:30AM
At the 1Life Learning Center (Fleetwood CRC) or on Zoom
In case you missed it…
Church Accessibility Audit Training
Caroline began with clarifying definitions. She shared the significance of the symbol update (shown above). We also shared personal stories as well as hope for how our churches can conduct audits that can start a conversation for how we can indeed be places where" everyone belongs and everyone serves". Those in attendance were asked to conduct the audit over the summer so that a follow up conversation can happen in late August.
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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