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Christian Community ERG (CCERG)

Dear SDSU Community,

In light of the recent painful events happening in our country and in our communities, we, the collective SDSU Employee Resource Group Program are in solidarity in expressing our condemnation of all acts of racism and reaffirming our support for all of our colleagues and students, especially our Black faculty, staff, and students. We are with you all. We are committed to listening, to learning, to getting to know you, to being active allies at SDSU and in our lives by addressing individual and systemic racism, as well as anti-Blackness as we see or hear of it.  As President Adela De La Torre expressed, “Our hearts ache with sorrow and outrage.” 

We acknowledge that this time has been painful and difficult for so many of us. It is understandable that we might struggle in the context of this anguish. Please take your time. We are committed to being here for one another. The SDSU ERG program is poised to do what we aspired to in its inception: to build inclusive communities in support of one another to strive for equity and justice at SDSU, and to foster the collective safety and well-being of all our communities. 

We understand that sustained commitments to fight racism, anti-blackness, and injustice are needed and dynamic. As such we are committed to action now, and into the long-term. We are encouraging our own members to examine suggestions for concrete actions and to discuss implicit bias and intersectionality at work, in our communities, and in our daily lives. We invite all members of the SDSU community to join us in these vital conversations. 

-CCERG

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Mission: The CCERG hopes to foster a welcoming and inclusive envrionment at SDSU for individuals interested in issues facing the Christian community. To support this mission, our ERG follows these three steps: Encourage, Reach Out, Support.

Regular Meetings: We meet over zoom on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Contact Karen Whitley, for more information.

 
 

Events

OCT18 & 25

Hearing God Cohort Q4 2020

5:00pm PST

 

Nov 8 & 29, Dec. 6 & 13 at 5:00pm as well

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/ webinar/register/WN_ bKsSG0KwQViNwQU_CA7JEw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NOV13

EFT and Jesus

12:00-6:00pm PST

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Description: If Jesus still heals then why do I still hurt? In this webinar Debbie Pridemore will show how insights from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) can bring healing to past wounds and discover new paths to becoming who you are created to be. This is a biblical, prayer based and experiential way to bring Inner Healing prayer to your church or practice.

Instructor: Debbie Pridemore, LPC, LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist
Pre-reading: "Created for Connection" by sue Johnson

Register:

Register in advance for this webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Hosted: Chuck Whitley with 4C Business
When: Nov 13, 2020 12 -6 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: EFT and Jesus

NOV18

Book Club

12-1 pm PST

The CCERG Book Club is an opportunity to have a structured, regular meeting (perhaps every 4-6 weeks or so) to discuss books, build friendships, study the Bible, and grow spiritually. The club selects a common work, and then we join together to participate in a virtual discussion over Zoom. Our discussions will be geared toward implications to our own personal and professional lives in order to help us grow as believers and followers of God.

Our first book is Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin. It examines 12 hard questions for the world's largest religion. We would like to make this book club digestible, in that, we will start with the first 3 chapters, meet as a group, then at the next meeting discuss the next three and so on. The current schedule for the book club is to meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm starting November 18, 2020.  The meetings will be hosted by Annie Keeney, a full time faculty member in the School of Social Work.

Contact Karen Whitley,  for more information.

NOV20

Managing the Inner Critic

6:00pm PST

Zoom Registration: Register Here

Do you have a negative, critical voice in your head that sees the worst in you and others? We call this voice the Inner Critic. This voice will stifle creativity, label you as worthless and destroy your productivity. In this webinar we will look at where this voice comes from and how to cultivate the voice of God to challenge it.

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Book Club

The CCERG Book Club is an opportunity to have a structured, regular meeting (perhaps every 6 weeks or so) to discuss books, build friendships, study the Bible, and grow spiritually. The club selects a common work, and then we join together to participate in a virtual discussion. Our discussions will be geared toward implications to our own personal and professional lives in order to help us grow as believers and followers of God.

The first book we would like to propose is Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin. It examines 12 hard questions for the world's largest religion. I would like to make this book club digestible, in that, I suggest maybe starting with the first 3 chapters, meeting as a group, then discussing the next three and so on. If you are interested, please email Annie, at  with your availability (day/time) in a given week.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our recommended reading list.

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Living by the Book by Howard G. and William D. Hendricks 
Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin
Mere Christanity by C.S. Lewis 
Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work - Tim Keller
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism - Tim Keller
Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference - John Inazu & Tim Keller
The Crucifixion - Fleming Rutledge
The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief & Behavior - Steven Garber
You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit - James KA Smith
Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling - Andy Crouch
Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary - JD Greear
The Call: Finding and Fulfilling God’s Purpose for Your Life - Os Guiness
Teach us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith - Jen Pollock Michel
Renovation of the Heart - Dallas Willard
The Divine Conspiracy - Dallas Willard
Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer - J. Oswald Sanders
The Normal Christian Life - Watchman Nee
Can You Drink the Cup - Henri Nouwen
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership - Ruth Haley Barton
The Storm Tossed Family - Russell Moore