Thank you to all the people from across our synod who helped make another Equipping Congregations Day, a great day. The weather kept many attendees home, so below are two recorded videos of our keynote speakers, Beth Lewis and Bishop Jon Anderson. We are working on getting Ben Winchester’s presentation posted soon!
Extra food went to Safe Avenues (women’s shelter), Family Promise (homeless program), the Willmar Hospital Emergency Room, Willmar Police/Sheriff Station and youth participants at a local basketball tournament. All groups were very appreciative.
Online Evaluations are still available!
A special thank you to the ECD Planning Team!
Plans are now underway for the 2020 event. Watch for the announcement of date and speakers.
Beth Lewis, President & CEO Emeritus, 1517 Media
– Click here to download Beth’s PowerPoint (PDF File)
Rev. Jon Anderson, Bishop of Southwestern Minnesota Synod, ELCA
-Click here to download Jon’s PowerPoint (PDF File)
-Click here to download Handout: Summary of Congregational Vitality Project Lessons Learned
-Click here to download Handout: Congregational Vitality Project
Rewriting the Rual Narrative
Speak softly and carry statistics
Benjamin Winchester, University of Minnesota Extension