our denomination

Christ Community Church, or CCC as most of us refer to it, is part of the Christian Reformed Church of North America. Though our local church is made up of people from a variety of faith backgrounds, we are glad to be connected with over 1000 other CRCs in Canada and the United States. And it's all because "For God so loved the world..." 


denominational announcements

from back to god ministries international

DO NOT COVET - Check out our children’s programs at www.kidscorner.net. In this week’s episode “Do Not Covet,” Spike gets everything he wants. Liz is jealous and wishes he had Spike's parents as his own! Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes. Download Power Tools: Taking a Stand Against Bullying, an eBook to help kids and parents talk about bullying. kidscorner.net/activities

GROUNDWORK: JUSTICE, HEROES, AND JESUS - The pervasive nature of injustice can make our efforts to seek justice feel insignificant. Study Isaiah 1:11-17, Hebrews 7:23-8:2, Matthew 5:1-12, and Ephesians 1:18-23 with us to find confidence in our pursuit of justice by recognizing Christ as prophet, priest, and king. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.

from resonate global mission

Campus Ministry position @ Michigan State University - Campus Edge Fellowship, a Christian Reformed Church ministry that provides support, solidarity, and fellowship to the graduate students and professional academic community of Michigan State University (MSU), is eagerly seeking to employ a full-time campus pastor. The candidate should have a thirst for knowledge across a variety of areas, be able to imagine and implement a vision for campus ministry, and be able to create a safe, respectful, and trusting environment for meaningful discipleship and dialogue. A full job description is available at msu.edu/~tempelma/

CEFPastorPosition_2020.pdf. The search committee will start reviewing applications on August 17, 2020 but later submissions will be reviewed until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position, please reach out to Corwin Smidt at smidtc@msu.edu.

from faith formation ministries

At-home Faith Formation Tip - How warm is your family? The good people at the Fuller Youth Institute tell us that “in a comprehensive study of relational dynamics in more than 300 families spanning 35 years, family warmth was more correlated with faith transmission than any other relational factor (including amount of contact between the generations, the type of contact, and the number of children in the family).” Read more in their blog post at fulleryouthinstitute.org/blog/warmth-in-your-family. (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

from world renew

Join the Team at World Renew! - Compelled by God’s deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation - and we have some opportunities for you to join us in this work! Please visit worldrenew.net/careers for details about our current career and RFP opportunities: Human Resources Manager - Parental Leave, based in Burlington, ON; Country Director - Nigeria; and an RFP for a Freelance Justice Mobilizing Content Creator, based in the US.

Student Ambassador of Justice – Virtual Trip with World Renew - The World Renew Student Ambassador of Justice Virtual Trip (August 17-25) is open to 18 young adults from across Canada who are committed to learning about and promoting justice and advocacy. This online opportunity will help the participant to understand the role of justice in global relationship. Sessions will be held M-W, F-S, and M-T. Each of the 7 days will consist of a 2-hour session focused on issues related to global justice, including Power and Privilege; Refugees and Justice; Justice and Global Consumption; Justice and Generosity; Biblical Justice; Justice and Action; and more. Application deadline is August 14. Contact Iona at ibuisman@worldrenew.ca or visit worldrenew.ca/student-ambassador-justice for more information.

from other

Brock University - Calling all Brock students! Are you heading into an online semester at Brock in the fall and looking to connect with a community of fellow Badgers? Connect with our campus family as we gather online this fall. For more information check out our website - www.brockministry.com, or email Chaplain Zack - zdebruyne@brocku.ca and keep up to date with our events on IG @brockministry and Facebook @BrockCampusMinistry. We look forward to getting to know you!

Canadian Council of Churches - Part Time Job Opening - The Canadian Council of Churches is hiring an English/French bilingual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Program Assistant. The primary responsibilities are to make connections with existing and potential local, regional, and national expressions of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) in Canada, support the creation and online publication of annual WPCU Canadian resources, and broaden participation in WPCU as a lived expression of Christian unity throughout the year. The position is a 10 month contract for 7 hours per week. Applications accepted until Aug 18. The position begins Sept. 1. Full details and application instructions are available at www.councilofchurches.ca.

from other

CRC Annual Day of Justice - For the 2020 Day of Justice (August 16th), we reflect on our world and the events of 2020 with text from Habakkuk 1. The impacts of racism, COVID-19, poverty, disease, and natural disasters… seem overwhelming and we, like David in Psalm 13 and Habbakkuk, ask, “How Long?” For resources including a litany, prayer, and reflection, go to crcna.org/dayofjustice

On-line Information Evening for BC Leadership Development Network - Join us Monday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. Moderator: Wilma van der Leek, BC LDN facilitator; special guests: LDN alumni. Looking for a way to understand leading the church with Biblical wisdom and faith during crisis? LDN offers monthly gatherings in a challenging but flexible & conversational format. Join us for an hour online to find out more about BC LDN’s formative approach to leadership development. To register & receive the link to the August 10 Zoom meeting, please contact Anne Duifhuis, LDN administrator: bcldn.contact@gmail.com Note: LDN is offering a hybrid of online and protocol-appropriate small group gatherings for its 2020-21 year.