Vision 2020 Team Presses On – The Vision 2020 Team recently met in Chicago to continue their work discerning the future of the RCA. You can read more about that meeting and the emerging option still being worked out by clicking HERE.
The Ministerial Excellence Fund of the RCA is again taking applications (for February only) to help reduce or eliminate clergy debt. This grant is an opportunity to begin or continue your journey towards financial health. To read more about this opportunity, and to apply, visit the Ministerial Excellence Fund website.
2020 RSMA Directory of Minsters and Ministries is now available to download by clicking HERE. We appreciate the assistance of all who help keep this directory as up to date and accurate as possible.
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
Registration for ‘Summer Camp 2020’ begins TODAY, February 3, 2020 at 5am. Remember to register early for preferred dates. Visit Manitoqua.org for additional information and registration. Call our office at 815.469.2319 if you need any assistance.
Looking for some fun winter activities? Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center is hosting family game nights. The game nights will include rotations based on age and activities (1st grade through adults). Cost is $5 per person per child each date (parents are free). Dates & times are Feb 10, 17 & 24 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. To register online, visit Manitoqua.org or call 815.469.2319. Payment can be submitted upon arrival. Space is limited so RSVP soon!
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.
Stand Out Youth Leadership Retreat – Stand Out seeks to help answer questions about what it means to lead like Jesus did as a youth. During this high school leadership retreat, we will be focusing on many leadership topics with an emphasis on becoming a successful Christian leader. For more information, go to https://www.manitoqua.org/standout