There is annual gathering in Tyler of the Danish Folk School at Danebod Lutheran Church. Here is information to learn more about this deep and rich tradition for Danish and non-Danish folks to experience together as part of the many streams of Lutherans and Christians. The 71st Annual Danebod Folk Meeting Danebod Folk School Campus, […]
The www.elca500.org web site continues to grow more rich with resources and ideas shared. Click here to check it out. The following is a newsletter of resources from our churchwide organization that includes information about a movie that will help people more deeply understand our Lutheran movement inside of the Christian community. One of the resources […]
In 2015’s statistical report, congregations in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod were invited to complete a survey about congregational vitality. The surveys were sometimes given to congregations, councils, committees or sometimes staff alone completed them. Recently the results of these surveys became available. Here are the results. Thanks to everyone who joined in the process. […]
A great way to “Equip all the baptized!” Shetek Bible Camp is hosting a youth and adult equipping event. Bring a Team! PLAN-IT the coming year design a well-balanced, one year framework, with an emphasis on self-care and building a leadership producing culture. “OVERVIEW This is a guided planning and sharing experience for those responsible for youth […]
I just found this Congregational Vitality Report from 2015. It is interesting to ponder how we make these numbers even stronger.
Here is the PowerPoint for March 18th. This was shared at the Energizing and Mobilizing event in its “Opening Devotion.” Our focus was on “Strategic Budgeting” and “Generosity.” These are some books I mentioned that I have found helpful. The one I spent more time on was Switch which is below. – Not Your Parents’ Offering […]
Blog post by Bishop Jon Anderson- Click here to download my presentation to the large group. My notes for my conversation about young adults: Young Adult Round table: We’re Glad You’re Here! Bishop Jon Anderson and Young Adults from Your Synod– Equipping Day – February 24, 2017 Young Adult Roundtable: We’re Glad You’re Here! […]
Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, premiered January 25, 2017, on PBS, is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to view video.
A new article about discernment and closing – http://www.congregationalconsulting.org/right-time-close-doors/ Recorded Webinar from December 12, 2016 Click here to download Bp. Jon’s PowerPoint. Audio Link on Dropbox…you should download and then play it. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8h7juphoafowkr4/audio_only.m4a?dl=0 Video Link for last night’s webinar. You should download it and then play it. MP4Video If you look down the page four or five […]