Pastor Todd Nelsen has begun to serve as the new pastor at Fields of Grace. He has used this strategy to learn about his new parish. I wonder if something like this could even work for a pastor who wants to learn more about a parish they had been at for a while. Each week […]
You’ve heard the tagline, now play the game! “God’s Work. Our Hands. The Game.” is designed to teach people about what God might be up to through our church, while having loads of fun at the same time. It’s perfect for congregational councils, confirmation, adult forums, new members, council retreats and more! Synod staff members […]
Pr. Jeff Whillock and the folks at Bethlehem Lutheran in Aberdeen, S.D. created this stewardship education tool. Here is the article link. This is a Stewardship Article archive. on top click on the title and look for 9/08/2011 In God we Trust http://www.luthersem.edu/stewardship/email_archive.aspx?m=1020 Here is the link for the tool they created for people to […]
Highlight of Wednesday – Hymn Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song as I Journey – This French hymn was sung in today’s worship service where the Lutheran Bishop from Haiti was the preacher. It was a hymn that Ben Larson, who died in the earthquake there loved. I love it, too. Lord Jesus, you […]
Offerings – Malaria Initiative Each day offerings are taken for different dimensions of our church body’s work. Today it was reported that over $23,000 was gathered for the Malaria Initiative. Sweet.
Mission Encounter – Tues. afternoon was spent in two blocks of presentations, music and videos sharing the story of both Global Mission and Missional work in our country. I was quite taken by the story of Asian ministry in China and in the Pacifica Synod (Hawaii and Southern California). It was interesting to learn a […]
I am way behind on this. I will post some thoughts. I am posting things on Bishop_Jon at Twitter. I have attached #swmnelca to help you search for my posts. A Voting Member from our synod is writing as well. You can read Michael Cumming’s thoughts at www.MC-CWA.blogspot.com .
If you are interested in learning more about puppet ministry you may want to connect with Mama and Papa Pogo. They have a resource to learn about this, but even more they are an asset in our synod. Pr. Ed Hanson from Madelia taught me about puppets a long time ago at Green Lake Lutheran […]
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.