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Officer Training Supplemental Notes (Module 1, Session 1)

Tonight, we'll begin our spring 2019 session of officer training. Here are the supplemental resources I mentioned in class. If you're completing the class, please review these before next week's session....

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Leadership Training Begins Wednesday, January 30, 2019

As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, Willow Creek Church is an elder-led congregation. Assisted by deacons in caring for the flock entrusted to their care, our elders also work closely with our women's ministry leadership. Our desire is for all leaders at Willow Creek, whether holding an ordained office or not, to receive thorough and ongoing training ...

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Daily Study Guide (January 21-25, 2019)

Each week, I prepare a study guide for the members and friends of Willow Creek Church. It guides users through prayer, Bible reading and study, and a review of the week's New City Catechism QA. Using it, individuals will read and study the entire New Testament and New City Catechism in one calendar year. Review the study guide here....

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NEXT Vision Update | Missions

As part of our NEXT ministry vision, we're establishing and/or strengthening mission partnerships in seven key areas: Africa Asia Europe Latin America Native America North America Training for Global Pastors Last year, we were able to add two new partners - one in Africa and another in Asia. As God enables us through your generosity, we'll continue to grow thos...

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Becky Pippert: "Evangelism Must Explain What’s Wrong with the World"

"People around us today often scoff at the notion of sin. Our world has new names for what ails us: poor self-esteem, neurosis, addiction, anxiety, psychological wounding, and so forth. It isn't that these issues aren't a reality; it's that such analysis doesn't go deep enough to reveal the root cause." [Article continues here]...

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Recommended: "The Tech-wise Family: A Conversation about Parenting and Family"

From the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention: "Russell Moore: One of the top questions that I get from parents is navigating technology, whether that is smartphones, social media, or television time. That's why I wanted to talk with my friend, Andy Crouch. He is the author of a magnificent book called The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday S...

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