Organic Outreach Conference – Organic Outreach is being used by some of our RCA churches in the west coast and Michigan as an easy and natural way to integrate an outreach lifestyle as part of of outreach. Wheaton College is hosting this event on Saturday, March 18. Cost of the conference is $25 per person, unless you bring a team of 10 or more. You can register for it HERE.
The New Issue of RCAToday, featuring stories from our region, is available for online viewing HERE.
Coaching Offered by RSMA – If you are in need of a coach, the Regional Synod of Mid-America offers ministry coaching for pastors needing coaching on specific areas of ministry focus. Contact Chad for more details.
The RCA is featuring a new resource from Todd Billings, professor of Reformed theology at Western Theological Seminary. In these three videos, Todd examines what it means for Reformed Christians to read and interpret the Bible as the Word of God. The accompanying study guide is intended to help small groups engage with and process Todd’s teaching. The videos are designed to be used either in one 90-minute session or in three separate, one-hour sessions—whatever better fits your context. The videos and study guide, entitled “A Light to My Path: Interpreting Scripture as Reformed Christians,” are available on the RCA website.
The Third Annual Celebration of Women in Church Leadership will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017; 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Come for a day of celebration, encouragement and equipping. All RCA, CRC and ecumenical sisters welcome!
A Youth Corresponding Delegate to General Synod is still needed for this year’s RCA General Synod taking place in Holland, MI at Hope College from June 8-13, 2017. This non-voting delegate is one who is somewhere around traditional college age. In addition to participating in the regular business of the General Synod, the youth corresponding delegates meet and do things together. It is anticipated that the youth delegates have given some thought about the possibility that God may be calling him or her into ministry, but that does not necessarily mean that a decision has been made. It is an intention of the participation in General Synod as a youth delegate to help that person discern hearing the Holy Spirit’s voice. Do you know of someone who might be a candidate for this youth delegate? Please contact Chad.
Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism
The Wisconsin Council of Churches will be putting on this event led by Dr. Drew G. I. Hart. Dr. Hart is a professor in theology, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. This event will be held March 3-4 at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, 702 North St, Sun Prairie, WI. You can learn more about this event by clicking HERE.
News from Camp Manitoqua
You are invited to our Summer Camp Open House at Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center. Join us on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, anytime between 4pm and 7pm, starting in the Chapel. Come take a tour of our facility and meet staff. Summer campers, now is the time to bring your friends and introduce them to Camp!
Fathers and sons, join Camp Manitoqua and Retreat Center for our Forge weekend retreat, March 10-11, 2017. Designed to give fathers the opportunity to commission their sons to begin the process of becoming men through biblical teaching and hands-on learning. Visit Manitoqua.org/forge for information and to register or call the office at 815.469.2319.
Join Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center for a one-day paintball event, March 18, 2017 called Operation New Horizons, for ages 7th grade and up. Experience a full, memorable day of paintball built on our wooded course. For more information or to register online visit Manitoqua.org/paintballdays or call the office at 815.469.2319.
Summer Staff: Have you considered spending a summer in ministry? Applications for 2017 summer staff at Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center are available online at www.manitoqua.org/jobs and are being accepted.
Cooks & Summer Kitchen Assistants: For cooks, food service experience and sanitation license is preferred. No experience needed for summer kitchen assistants. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or call the office at 815.469.2319.
Registration for ‘Summer Camp 2017 begins February 1st. Remember to register early for preferred dates. Visit Manitoqua.org for more information and to register, or call our office at 815.469.2319.