Have you noticed the recent trend of sharing in our society? Instead of owning everything ourselves, it is now common to use ride-sharing programs such as Uber or to rent a vacation home through Airbnb. We can find financial backing for new business ventures through peer-to-peer lending platforms, and can even access our own share of organic produce by participating in community-supported agriculture.
It seems that society has learned that there is value to sharing and working together. Not only is it more efficient than doing it on our own, but we can often do more and stretch our dollars further when we pool our resources.
This is something that the Christian Reformed Church has known for a long time. Since its earliest days, the CRC has encouraged congregations and members to combine their funds in order to provide shared ministry that benefits us all. This system is called ministry shares and is a stewardly and cost-effective way of providing a solid foundation for our denomination.
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More than 22 million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. What happens when they go home over the weekend?
For the past couple of years, our church’s BackPack Program has been helping children at Jefferson school get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need to get enough to eat on the weekends. You may leave your donations in the cupboard in the church kitchen that is marked. Thank you for your generosity & faithfulness!
Contact person: Bette Crum
Serving the under-resourced Church globally through the provision of Bibles, biblical resources, and training to transform lives worldwide through God’s Word.
For over 75 years Bible League International has been equipping the local church with God’s Word worldwide. Today we serve in six regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and the U.S., equipping the under-resourced Church so they can reach their communities with the Gospel. Our ministry programs include our Project Philip evangelistic and discipleship Bible study; Bible-based Literacy; and Church Planter Training. Through these programs, people connect with Christ so their lives can be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE LEAGUE RETREAT—TUESDAY Sept.19 from 9 AM—3 PM Location: First Reformed Church 422 West Franklin Street | Waupun, WI 53963
Jennie Afman Dimkoff is an international motivational speaker, trainer and storyteller, speaking for women’s retreats, conferences, on college campuses and for military wives and military personnel. She has a heart for God and a passion to win others to Christ. Musical Guests, New Generations will provide vocal entertainment during the daytime retreat. Kathleen Beekman will lead us in worship while Betty Kemink accom-panies on piano. There will be an offering for Bible League International’s ministry in Africa. Cost: $30 Deadline for registration is September 11, 2017 For more information, contact: Marlene Wierenga: 920-324-3013 | email@example.com
Contact Donna Meyer to carpool!
Brookfield CRC will host the 2017 Classis Wisconsin ReNew forum (formerly the Leadership Forum). People involved in ministry at any level of the church are welcome to attend.
Here is the 2017 line-up.
~ Helping Those Who Struggle with Addiction
~ Encouraging Spiritual Questions
~ Communicating the Gospel in Today’s Culture
~ How Are Finances Limiting Your Church’s Ministry? Can We Build a Better and Bigger Budget?
~ Millennials and the Local Church
~ A Millennial Panel Discussion Group
Our group will meet here at church at 12:30 and leave for the ReNew conference in Brookfield. The conference begins at 2:00 PM Please keep in prayer all who are attending and that the Lord would enable this to be a wonderful time of renewal, encouragement, and insight for the churches in Wisconsin.
Inspire 2017 begins on Thursday and goes thru Sat in Detroit, Michigan. Pray for the Spirit’s anointing upon all those speaking and in attendance that it will light a new passion of renewal within our denomination and all our congregations!!! Pray for Pastor Larry Meyer and his wife as they attend.
Inspire 2017 is an event put on by the Christian Reformed Church in North America intended to inspire, energize, inform, and pour into the volunteers and leaders in local churches. We have lots of new ideas for ministry, plenty of resources to share, new connections to make, great food, powerful worship, and plenty of relational support in store for every attendee!
Attendees, all in church ministry, will gather to worship, participate in learning sessions, wholesome conversation, and prayer, and will be surrounded by other believers all ready to support each other.
Consider this time together as a time of renewal. Hearing conversation about ministry, talking to folks trying experiments in their churches and communities, hearing stories of success and findings in failure, praying with people looking for a partner in ministry, and experiencing the goodness of God in someone’s story is planned to energize you. Our prayer for you is that you will be refreshed, energized, and inspired to do the work God has called you to and gifted you for in the place He has you.
Together, we’ll hear God speak, feel His love and grace, and experience His goodness!