Synod is coming up!
Whether you need some basic refreshment or are new to the crew, learn from Rev. Patrick Malphrus how Presbyterian government is structured and what all those confusing terms mean when the gavel sounds and meetings are conducted.
"Elinor Griffin is the Refugee Ministry Coordinator for the ARP Church through Outreach North America. Refugee work became a calling dear to her heart a few years ago when she was able to meet and work with refugee families in Baltimore. Since then, she's been involved in refugee ministry both here in the United States and overseas. In her role with ONA, Elinor encourages and equips ARP churches to reach out in faith to care for refugees in their communities."
The refugee crisis is bringing thousands of people to us... how should we in the Christian community respond? Elinor shares her heart and the Biblical foundations of the response we are called on to make. She will also tell us about ways that some ARP churches are engaging the refugee communities and how we can minister to our new neighbors, too.
Rev. Matt Joldersma, Rev. Mackay Smith and his wife Rachel, and Youth Leader Zach Simmons report on the incredible experience of seeing teens empowered to do compassionate ministry in their local community. Hear about their Stay-At-Home summer camp experience with the Care Center in Lake Wales lead by Rob Quam, and find out how you could bring it home to your local church.