The Problem Trap by Larry Peers To effect deep change, leaders must be able to stand outside the dominant story of whatever it is we are trying to change—rather than being so immersed in it that we cannot truly observe how to lead a particular group in a particular situation. Ron Heifetz, author of Leadership Without […]
If we are going to prepare to serve the mission field that is coming at us, this article is full of fascinating information about how our mission field is changing. Here is a teaser…. “…These two major demographic shifts are so significant that Peter Drucker predicted that historians, looking back at the 20th Century, will […]
SOAR presentation for congegational mission planning with notes
Inviting and Welcoming the PowerPoint 3 16 12
WORSHIP AND EDUCATION FOR ALL by Stephen Chapin Garner with Jerry Thornell Over the past decade, worship attendance, annual giving, and participation in Christian education have doubled at the United Church of Christ in Norwell, Massachusetts. We have learned that tending to growth requires tending to worship and education for […]
Bishop Jon has had conversations with Pastor Tim Lindhorst of the Clearwater MN, Rejoice Lutheran Church about their community garden. I have attached a link to their website that contains some great pictures and information about this wonderful project. It got us thinking and wondering if there are any other churches within the Synod that are also […]
Pastor and Personnel Presentation
www.elca.org/lift Here is a link for getting more information about LIFT.
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