The Resource Center for Churches has a new website: rcc-mn.org. (JVA – This is an ecumenical resource located in the cities). Check our homepage to find new and noteworthy DVDs, print material and children’s books. We update often: right now, see DVD studies for Advent and Christmas, the new parenting guide based on Kenda Creasy […]
The St. Paul Area Synod recently posted this simple page. It is helpful. http://www.spas-elca.org/resources/social-media-use-and-boundaries Click on Social Media to jump to the web page. Social Media
Steve Carmany’s Report Lac Qui Parle Click above to see Steve’s three page report. It gives you a glimpse into one conference/circuit relationship. Pr. Joyce Graue, Lakeland Conference, is pictured here during our visit. It is one of her pictures.
We had a great gathering last night at Our Savior’s in Montevideo with the Lac Qui Parle Conference. Thanks to all who made it happen. Inviting and Welcoming the PowerPoint 11 1 12 Click on the link above to find the Powerpoint. Here is the SOAR Document to help you in planning. SOAR Form […]
Cultivating Missional Learning Communities SWMN 2012 Here is the link to download both of Dr. Zscheile’s presentations in one pdf. For those who were there and for those who could not attend, this should help you.
Here are the notes from our presentation. HealthyBoundaries – PowerPoint They are worth sharing with your staff and volunteers in a way that makes sense for their roles and your context.
Covenants of Leadership Behavior by Gil Rendle Efforts to lead change are often defeated or sabotaged, not by open and honest disagreement, but by inappropriate, unhelpful, or indirect behaviors. Board members who do not say what they think while sitting at the board table but who hold their opinions only to express them freely inthe parking lot […]
Our Saviors of Montevideo has a covenant that is worth sharing with you all. Behavioral Covenant of Leadership and Conduct 2003 Our Saviors Montevideo It is a developed version of a document I have shared earlier. You may want to bring this to your next council meeting. If it is not what you need, how could you […]
On August 21-23rd Pastors Dwaine Bruns (Resurrection/St Joseph) and Todd Nelsen (Fields of Grace/Lafayette) taught “Stewardship 101a” to congregational stewardship leaders. Their teaching discussed key stewardship practices that are important in congregational life and ministry. At least 48 congregations from three synods, SW MN, NE MN, and SE MN, participated at the host sites (Glenwood/Glenwood, Vinje/Willmar, […]
Guiding Principles for Congregational Mission Planning A As we talk more and more about “intentional” congregational renewal, that renewal that recognizes the Holy Spirit is always working and uses us in that renewal process through “tools” in a toolbox of renewal (e.g. Dwelling in the Word, SOAR, etc) it is important to have some “Guiding Principles.” This document, […]