Mark your calendars now! The annual Leadership Training Event (LTE) 2014, hosted by Volunteers In Service (VIS) and Christian Reformed Home Missions will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014. Registration/Dinner begins at 5:45 pm. The Welcome and Worship begins at 6:30 pm. Sessions begin at 7:00 pm. LTE will be held at Providence Christian Reformed Church, 7730 Eastern Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49508.
"I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit... Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God." Ephesians 3:16, 19b (NLT)
Filled up and empowered to serve is the goal and focus of the Leadership Training Event 2014. We pray that the workshops, networking and shared experiences with others will richly bless and equip your ministry leaders for the upcoming ministry year. The wide variety of workshops and converstaions will focus on important topics for Pastors, Elders, Deacons, Small Group Leaders, and other leaders in ministry.
The list of workshops are under Training & Resources, Training Events above, or click Here.
Cost: $25 per person. Group rate: $20 per person for groups of 11 or more
Brookside CRC hosted a SERVE week the week of July 21, and went out and made a difference in their community! Pictured at the left is a group who worked at Camelot Woods in Grand Rapids. It was exciting for VIS to be a part of placing the SERVE participants throughout the week, and we thank God for the willingness of the young people to want to give up a week of summer vacation to learn more about how to serve through our examples.
Friendship CRC is hosting their 8th annual SERVE Week this week with 80 middle school age young people from around Michigan and Canada. VIS has arranged placements for them to provide community service at 24 different sites around the Grand Rapids area. They are an amazing group of young people who are learning the connection of being Christ in the world around them and letting their "lights" shine for Him. We thank them and their leaders for being such a positive influence in our world! To see more pictures of them "in action," go to Photos & Videos, above, and click on Friendship CRC SERVE, or click Here.
To see pictures of the Deacon Orientations we just held, go to Photos & Videos above. 91 deacons went through the training!
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