Generation \”F\” – How social media will impact the next generation of leaders and all of us. – This is the link for the article below. It is about business, but it got me thinking about congregations and leadership. March 24, 2009, 5:38 PM ET The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500 The experience of […]
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP – word doc – Use this link to see the document in a form you can customize. Thanks – Pr. Eric Hullstrom. I worshipped on Labor Day weekend at Diamond Lake Lutheran in South Minneapolis. While there I saw many sweet things, but the best was a resource in every pew to […]
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 .