I recently received this note. I want to share what Pr. Eunice Woodberry wrote ‘Pat Taylor Ellison and Patrick Keifert have a new book entitled “Dwelling in the Word: a Pocket Handbook.” It is a small book available for $8.00 plus shipping through Church Innovations. Here is a quote from the book itself, “This pocket […]
As we work with call committees certain questions keep coming up. This article from the business magazine Fast Company seemed helpful to me as I thought of the decision that many congregational call committees face. http://www.fastcompany.com/node/1793369/print Actually it is not just call committees that face this question.
The Northwest Wisconsin Synod holds an online resource center that is full of helpful information. For example there are many examples of job description resources within the website below. There are many parish job descriptions included. www.synodresourcecenter.org
Pastor Gary wrote this text for a familiar hymn tune a few years ago. We sang it out retreat. I thought it was quite powerful. He gave me permission to share this text set to the tune of Nettleton. Click the title here to get to a pdf. Our Redeemer
We are just back from our Region 3 Retreat for Synod Staff. We were the first group to use the new camp facilities just northwest of Watertown, South Dakota. It was a sweet place. What makes it sweeter is that it is set up to serve children and people who are physically challenged. Open this […]
As more people come home from service, this seems to be worth lifting up from Pr. DeBlock who works at the VA in Sioux Falls. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/PTSDCoach.asp
If you are looking for a fun way to interpret the work of the larger church – in synodical and churchwide expressions, talk to Sara Johnson in the Resource Center. The ELCA: God’s Work Our Hands Game is a fun way to share with your council or confirmands about God’s Church and our denomination.
http://www.cisco.com/assets/sol/ent/business_trend/borderless/ccwtr/carousel/images/cisco_connected_world_technology_report.jpg This visual may require you to click on it to make it larger. It is about social media and jobs in the future. Another reminder that the world is changing.
Faith Formation Learning Exchange: www.faithformationlearningexchange.net Are you searching for the most relevant and valuable resources for 21st century faith formation for your entire faith community? If you are like most leaders today, you don’t have enough time to search for the latest research, practices, technologies and approaches to respond to your congregation’s religious and spiritual […]
For those who attended our Conference Mission Table gathering, here are the resources we shared. For the rest who read this post, we are doing gatherings of Conference Mission Tables. These are some of the tools we used. Inviting and Welcoming the PowerPoint Wellness and Faith Practice Wheel SOAR Form Gillaspy Op-Ed