Black and Reformed Leadership Network Gathering

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Drury Inn & Suites Grand Rapids

5175 28th Street Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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Black and Reformed Leadership Network Annual Gathering

All CRC Black and Reformed pastors, clergy, and leaders are invited to this annual gathering of the Black and Reformed Leadership Network.

Theme: Stay on the Wall! Reclaiming - Renewing - Re-imagining (Nehemiah 6:1-16). “...they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.”

  • September 26, 2018 (pastors and clergy only)
  • September 27 - September 29, 2018 (all attendees)
  • Drury Inn, 5175 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Thursday and Friday evening worship to be held at local churches

For CRC Black and Reformed Pastors and Clergy:

  • Gathering Dates: September 26, 2018, 6:00pm through September 29, 2018 (noon). Note that Black and Reformed pastors and clergy will be meeting for one day in advance of the larger gathering sessions.

For All CRC Black and Reformed Participants:

  • Gathering Dates: September 27, 2018, 6:00pm Thursday through September 29, 2018, 12:00pm (noon)

Lodging and Travel:

  • Lodging and travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee. Meetings and lodging will be at the Drury Inn. The Drury Inn has single or double occupancy available and each attendee must register and indicate their lodging needs. Credit card payment must be made when checking into the hotel. If you would like to share a room to save on cost but don't have a roommate, please indicate this when registering and we will assign one. The Drury Inn is a non-smoking facility. Free shuttle will be offered from the airport by BRLN staff.
  • If you are traveling more than 500 miles, you are eligible for a $200.00 travel assistance refund to be given at the conference. Be sure to indicate your request for travel assistance when registering.
  • There is no conference fee but registration is required.

Registration Contacts: Denise Posie - 616-224-0762, dposie@crcna.org; Diane Dykgraaf - 616-224-0727, dianedykgraaf@crcna.org

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, Sept. 26 - Clergy

Dinner with Hotel Guests 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, Sept. 27- Clergy

Breakfast (hotel guests)

*Note: All day time conference activities will take place at the Drury Inn & Suites

Worship 8:30 – 9:00 am

Old Time Gospel Worship with no instruments. We’re going back. Bring your songs!

Welcome and Introductions 9:00 – 9:45 am

Our History and Journey in the CRC 9:45 – 10:30 am

Break 10:30 – 10:45am

Our Theme: “Stay on the Wall!” 10:45 – 11:00 am

Reclaiming 11:00 – 12:00pm

Lunch 12:00 – 12:45pm

Renewing 12:45 – 1:45 pm

Re-imagining 1:45 - 2:45 pm

Pastor’s Chat 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Closing 3:45 – 4:00 pm

Announcements

God’s Blessing

Dinner and Evening Worship - All Participants 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Dinner and worship at African Community Fellowship CRC, 4275 Shaffer Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49512 (transportation from hotel will be provided)

Friday, Sept. 28 – All Participants

Breakfast (hotel guests)

*Note: All day time conference activities will take place at the Drury Inn & Suites

Worship 8:30 – 9:00 am

Old Time Gospel Worship with no instruments. We’re going back. Bring your songs!

Welcome and Introductions 9:00 – 9:45 am

Our History and Journey in the CRC 9:45 – 10:45am

Break 10:45 – 11:00am

Being Black and Reformed 11:00 – 12:00pm

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Our Theme: “Stay on the Wall!” 1::00 – 1:15pm

Reclaiming 1:15 – 1:45 pm

Renewing 1:45 – 2:15 pm

Break 2:15 – 2:30 pm

Re-imagining 2:30 - 3:00 pm

Sharing Our Stories

Where is God Moving in Our Ministries 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Closing 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Announcements

God’s Blessing

Dinner and Evening Worship 6:00 - 8:30pm Dinner and worship at Oakdale Park CRC, 961 Temple SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (transportation from hotel will be provided)

Saturday, Sept. 29 – All Participants

Breakfast (hotel guests)

*Note: All day time conference activities will take place at the Drury Inn & Suites

Worship 8:30 – 9:00 am

Old Time Gospel Worship with no instruments. We’re going back. Bring your songs!

Reports

Charting Our Course from January 25-26, 2017 9:00 – 9:15 am

Leadership Team 9:15 – 9:30 am

United We Stand - We’re Staying on the Wall

Call to Action 9:30 – 11:30 am

Small Group Engagement

2019 Gathering Considerations

Commissioning

Closing 11:30 – 12:00 pm

Announcements

Survey

God’s Blessing

Lunch (Box lunches) 12:00 pm

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Drury Inn & Suites Grand Rapids

5175 28th Street Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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