The RCA has updated the Pastoral Search Handbook. This helpful resources can be used as leaders walk alongside search teams or as a team searches for a new pastor for their specific congregation. You can download this updated resource HERE. If you have questions or feedback about the handbook, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
*Also available is the recommended guide Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders from Pathways to Promise.
NEWS FROM CAMP MANITOQUA
Operation New Horizon: Storm the base. Capture the flag. Win the game. Join Manitoqua for their spring one-day paintball retreat on March 14 from 10am-4pm where you will play numerous scenarios on the woodsball and speedball courses. Throughout the day you will get the suspenseful rush of hiding at one of the bases, crawling your way from bunker to bunker, and dodging paintballs coming from every direction. Cost is $36 and you must register by March 10. For more information go to https://www.manitoqua.org/events or call the office at 815.469.2319 to sign up.
Registration for ‘Summer Camp 2020’ is open. Remember to register early for preferred dates. Visit Manitoqua.org for additional information and registration. Call the office at 815.469.2319 if you need any assistance.
Summer Staff: Camp Manitoqua is looking for ministry-minded college aged students to work on staff for summer 2020 at Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center. Starting in November, applications for 2020 summer staff at Camp Manitoqua are available online at Manitoqua.org/jobs.
Work Day: On April 18, 2020 from 8:00am – 2:00pm Camp Manitoqua will hold its annual work day. To volunteer for Camp Manitoqua, RSVP to Leah Meskis. For King’s Camp, RSVP to Ken & Sarah.