I want to lift up the importance of finding ways to let your key leaders – paid staff and key lay leaders who are not paid – know that the congregation is thankful for the gifts God has given them and for the ways they are stewarding those gifts to serve the Gospel. A few […]
http://www.lutherhouseofstudy.org/parenting-in-faith The Lutheran House of Studies in Sioux Falls is doing a project on parenting. The web address is above. If anyone tries this out, please let me know what you learned and what you thought.
I don’t remember where I found this. It may be from the BridgeBuilder ministry of Peter Steinke. It gives simple wisdom for congregational councils that can go a long way in helping leadership systems serve more effectively. “Covenant of Conduct for Church Councils” 1. Council members affirm their right to express their opinions about the […]
He is a fisherman in more ways than one. Here is great article on evangelizing and discipleship. http://www.livinglutheran.com/blog/2011/03/evangelism-101.html
Check out the recent article by our own Pr. Maggie Cummings about rural evangelism at St. Paul’s and Trinity of Gaylord http://www.livinglutheran.com/stories/growing-the-flock-in-rural-communities.html
I want to lift up an association for people who share the calling of serving as Christian Educators. Here is the mission and vision of this group. To learn more visit their web page http://faithfulteaching.org/ “Our Mission: to support Christian Educators “…that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love…” Colossians 2:2 Welcome […]
One of the most interesting sites on the web I have found is the ARDA site that tells you how many people are parts of what religious communities county by county across our state and country. http://www.thearda.com/mapsReports/reports/selectCounty.asp?state=27&county=01001
Being clear about our shared expectations can go a long way towards healthier leadership and healthier congregations. This is the Celebration Lutheran Church Council Covenant (Sartell, MN). “We, the members of the Celebration Lutheran Church Council, are committed to serving the Lord by regularly attending worship, connecting with our youth, focusing on personal and family […]
Nearby in Eagle Lake (a small community on the east side of Mankato), a congregation has found a unique way to serve their new neighbors, the local businesses and organizations, while also raising funds. Best of all, it gives them a chance to share the story of their ministry and mission. If you have not […]
http://martinslist.org/ This is a youth ministry web site run by the Youth Ministry Network. It has all kinds of resources for Youth Ministry for your use.