The RCA is launching a Solo Pastor Leadership Cohort – Solo pastors wear many hats and engage in many roles within the church – often feeling alone. The RCA Leadership team wants to walk alongside you and be with you through the ups and downs. This will be a cohort for solo pastors to receive training, hone leadership skills, and increase the focus and vitality of your church’s mission and ministry. The cohort will be a holistic journey that will develop self-leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership. As a cohort, you’ll meet via a 75–90 minute video call twice a month for nine months. Each cohort will have up to six people, so space is limited! Apply to join the cohort today by clicking HERE!
The Regional Synod of Mid-America will be reducing its assessments by $1.00 per member in 2021. Due to some staff transitions and sound financial management, we will be reducing our overall assessment to churches to $16.50 per member. The RCA has also reduced its 2021 assessment by $2.29 per confessing member for a total assessment of $52.01.
The Salary Committee of the RSMA recently updated our Compensation Guidelines which we submit to each classis for their own approval. You can find those guidelines HERE. Please note: these guidelines are not official for your classis until your classis votes on them at their Fall meetings. The Personnel Committees section of our website continues to house good resources for all churches and you are encouraged to explore them.
The RCA recently recognized 16 new church plants – many of which are in our own Classis de las Naciones (Classis of the Nations). God continues to do amazing work in our denomination and these new churches and the people they are reaching, continues to signify that work. You can read more about these plants HERE.
You can continue to find all of the RCA’s COVID-19 resources HERE.
The RCA continues to offer free/reduced fee Spiritual Direction (and coaching) during the Pandemic – to learn more, and find a spiritual director, click HERE.
Free Christian Counseling for Pastors and Church Employees – The RCA’s Board of Benefits Services Employee Assistance Program provides free, confidential Christian counseling either at at an outpatient clinic in your area or via an online telehealth session. Up to 3 sessions per issue are provided at no cost to any employee of an RCA church. Some common issues addressed are depression, anxiety, work-related problems, marital issues, family issues, substance abuse, and others. The 24 hour hotline number is (833) 244-2490. For more information click HERE.
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