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CLC Courses as they relate to RCA Commissioned Pastor Competencies

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CLC Courses as they relate to RCA Commissioned Pastor Competencies Our CLC courses are designed to address and fully equip for the ten competency expectations of the Reformed Church in America for its Commissioned Pastors. Below is a list of the RCA expected competencies and the CLC courses which address them. A fuller treatment of the nuances of each competency …

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Creative Ways to Grow as a Church Leader

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It was difficult to see our daughters growing up in big cities. Both my wife and I were raised on farms where we ate potatoes and carrots from the gardens we weeded, butchered chickens and pigs and beef cattle we raised and fed, and drank milk directly from cows. These girls thought food grew in grocery stores! So we made …

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A Banyan Tree Vision

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I stopped in my tracks when I saw it and let the view shape my imagination. What I saw communicated volumes about the kingdom vision: why and how every church should be involved in multiplying healthy churches… (For more click here) The view from my tracks was of a banyan tree in South Florida. On a recent ministry trip to …

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Everywhere and Nowhere

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The digital age is our friend, not our foe. “The new center of mission is everywhere and nowhere.” – Richard Bauckham Yesterday, I opened my Google Suite (G-Mail, Calendar, Drive) like I do every day. Except yesterday, my Google Drive was empty. A glitch in the software had hidden all of my documents. All. My. Documents. I say “hidden” and …

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Fighting Echo Chambers – The Hard Work of Theology

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Written By Andrew Bossardet I have been a CLC facilitator. Some of you reading this may still be recovering from the experience. My introductory e-mail to the Theology Course included the phrase, “This class will be challenging.” It is challenging because theology is hard work. On one hand, there is a lot of reading, conversations with mentors, fellow Christians, non-Christians, …

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Preaching

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“Preaching” is a uniquely Christian activity. It is based upon the prophetic declarations by which God communicated divine wisdom and instructions to ancient Israel. It is shaped by the teaching ministry of Jesus. It is energized by the Spirit-inspired proclamations of the first Christian apostles. When we think of preaching today, we imagine gathered congregations on Sunday mornings, and a …

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Andrew Bossardet

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Husband to Heather, father to Micah and Addison, pastor and current executive for the Reformed Church in America. I also hold the distinction of being the only facilitator who once featured in a zombie movie. I have been facilitating online courses since 2013. CLC Facilitated Courses: New Testament Old Testament Church History RCA Government & Standards Sacrements & Liturgy Theology …

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Theology 1

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Theology is the investigation of God’s character and interactions with us and our world, summarizing and systematizing what we can know both through creational and redemptive revelation. The course provides an overview of the topics revelation, scripture, the attributes and Trinitarian character of God, creation, evil, and the nature of humanity both as created and after the fall into sin. …

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Theology 2

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Theology 2 is the investigation of God’s character and interactions with us and our world, summarizing and systematizing what we can know both through creational and redemptive revelation. The course provides an overview of the topics Jesus, salvation, atonement, sanctification, church, sacraments, mission, social witness, end times, return of Jesus, and the new creation. The companion course, Theology 1, focuses …

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Sacraments & Liturgy

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At the heart of Christian community and identity is the worship of God. It is a reminder that we are not at the center of the universe, nor the source of all meaning and values. It is the recognition that we are dependent creatures, and that there is a Creator who shapes the purpose of our existence. It is the …