Greetings Ministry Leaders,
Happy New Year! 2020 was a year we will surely never forget. Each of you led, prayed, created, pioneered, and cared for the needs of those in your ministries and communities. We are different because of 2020 and God will use what we learned, suffered, changed, and struggled with for HIs good.
I pray you feel more connected and supported by our community of leaders. There will be more challenges in 2021, but we are more prepared now than ten months ago.
We continue to work as a Network team to care for our ministry leaders. Here are some Network updates and highlights we want you to know about this month.
VIRTUAL NETWORK DAY OF PRAYER THIS THURSDAY:
Though we cannot gather in person, we can connect online. Join us this Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm as we pray together. Many of our SNE leaders will be leading segments of prayer. I am confident it will be a signficant moment for us individually and as a Network.
Zoom Meeting log in: https://zoom.us/j/9207071111
2021 MONTHLY NETWORK ZOOM MEETINGS:
Our All Network Zoom Meetings were established as a connection point to facilitate network guidance, personal renewal, and professional growth for our community of leaders. Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 11am (unless otherwise noted) for our Network-wide zoom meeting. All SNE ministry leaders are welcome. Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/9207071111
Meeting Schedule Through May 2021
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 20, 2021
COVID-19 VACCINE DISCUSSION RECORDING:
Recently, Brad Whipple asked if there was any interest in a discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine. After a favorable response, we invited Dr. Bruce Watrous (cardiologist and friend) to join us for an interview and Q&A with our ministry leaders. You can view the recording from the January 14th discussion by CLICKING HERE.
2021 NETWORK CALENDAR UPDATE:
Due to the gathering restrictions present at this time across our three SNE states, our team has determined it would be in the best interest of our Network to cancel all regularly scheduled in-person events for the first quarter of the year (January - March).
Moving forward, we will release our Network calendar one quarter at a time. We hope to be able to gather together in person at some point this year and will keep you updated on those events as they are finalized. To view our active Network calendar, CLICK HERE.
ANC BUSINESS MEETING - SAVE THE DATE!
We will host our Annual Network Business meeting virtually in 2021. Please mark your calendars for Monday, May 17, 2021. More information to come.
ANNUAL CHURCH MINISTRIES RENEWAL (ACMR):
Pastors, if you have not filled out your 2020 Annual Church Ministries Report (ACMR) you can do so by clicking HERE. This requires a church’s AGPassport login (not an individual’s).
SPEED THE LIGHT 2020
Missions has always been a priority of our movement. The SNEMN students and youth pastors kept that priority in place during a very difficult year. In 2020, they gave $142,000 to Speed The Light! This is the highest amount raised for STL since 2003. We congratulate Heath McCoy, his team, and every youth pastor and student. Only eternity will measure what your faithfulness to missions will produce.
YOUTH MIN - ONE VOICE VIRTUAL TRAINING:
SNE Youth Pastors/Leaders are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 26th for our One Voice Zoom Call. These calls are for all full-time, part-time, and volunteer Youth Pastors. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
KIDS MIN RESOURCE:
SNE KidMin Pastors/Leaders, you are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 19th for community discussion and connection. These calls are for all full-time, part-time, and volunteer Children's Pastors. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
Looking for a new podcast to dive into? Subscribe to our SNE Ministry Network podcast on Apple, Spotify, or Amplify. You have an assignment and we want to resource that assignment. This podcast serves to provide resourcing for pastors and leaders in Southern New England, and also share the stories of what God is doing here in our Network. LEARN MORE HERE.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - CONFLICT RESOLUTION SEMINAR:
Pastor and Presbyter Brian Tracy, is offering an online seminar for leaders on the topic of Conflict Resolution. This four-part seminar will focus on general knowledge on conflict, mediation, and how to handle conflict when you are part of it. If you are interested in dates, cost, and details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, here we go into 2021. It is going to be a great challenge and our great God will be with us.
Grace and Peace,