Delegates and advisers to Synod 2022 were surprised when they returned to their places on the plenary floor after one break. Specially wrapped KitKat bars awaited them with an important message.
“You deserve a break!” the wrapper said. “Church work can be draining. Get filled up! Join believers from across the continent at Inspire 2022, August 4-6 in Tinley Park, Illinois. Be refreshed through meaningful worship, energized by plenary speakers, and equipped at a ministry expo and a choice of 80 workshops on topics relevant to your congregation and community. Find fellowship with Christian Reformed brothers and sisters from across North America. Take a break. Be inspired.”
Each chocolate bar also included a unique coupon code to give the synod delegate or someone from their congregation 50% off the registration fee to this summer’s event.
“Inspire happens only once every two years and has so much potential to rejuvenate people in their service to their local church,” said Colin Watson, executive director of the Christian Reformed Church. “This year’s synod delegates have had to carry so much stress and responsibility; we wanted to encourage them to seize this opportunity. We also recognized that they might not be able to get additional time away this summer, so the code is transferable to someone else that they think might benefit from attending.”
This will be the third Inspire event hosted by the CRCNA. The first took place in Detroit, Mich., in 2017. The second was in Windsor, Ont., in 2019. Inspire 2021 was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of its plenary speakers and workshops have been carried over to the 2022 event.
“We’d love to see every CRC congregation and classis represented at Inspire,” Watson said. “Right now, we have people registered who represent five Canadian provinces and 20 states, so we are well on our way. Hopefully these synod coupons will encourage even more people to attend.”
To learn more or to register, visit crcna.org/Inspire.