The Vision 2020 Team released their final report. To read it, you can click HERE. This report was scheduled to be considered and voted on at General Synod 2020, which was postponed due to COVID-19. A special session of General Synod was set for the fall, but that has also been called off because of the pandemic. Instead, the team’s final report will come to General Synod 2021 next June for consideration. The RCA will also be holding approximately 10 regional events with members of staff and the Vision 2020 Team. At this time, it is still uncertain whether these events will be in-person, online, or a combination of both.
Church multiplication teams for the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed Church in America have partnered with an international ministry called Fresh Expressions to help them move forward toward a newly imagined North American church-planting initiative. To read more about this exciting partnership, click HERE.
You can continue to find all of the RCA’s COVID-19 resources HERE.
The RCA is offering free 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.
NEWS FROM CAMP MANITOQUA
Camp Manitoqua is finishing up Day Camp for the summer. To get the most up to date information, please check out their updates HERE.