Rostered Leader Resources
Senior Pastor Course:
Senior pastors, those who might see this position in their future, or any pastor seeking to grow in their ministry are encouraged to attend.
Lutheran Social Services – 3911 20th Ave S, Fargo
The course will be led by Pastor Dan De Block and Pastor Charlie Axness, who have extensive experience in this field and have done significant research on the topics presented.
Topics will include:
-dealing with changing size and demographics
-working with staff
-additional components that make the senior pastor position unique
For more information and to register, please contact the Eastern ND synod office at 701-232-3381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ELCA Office of the Secretary Resources
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Stewardship Webcast - From March 2017
Contemplating Stewardship - short stewardship messages corresponding with the RCL texts assigned for each week. These short snippets can be used in a variety of ways; as bulletin blurbs, newsletter notes, or starters for your own stewardship thoughts for the week. Find them at the links below:
Faith Practices resources
This link directs you to several Faith Practices resources that might be useful for your ministry setting as you strive to create followers of Christ who are committed to growing in faith, love and obedience to God’s will. The “Five Gifts of Discipleship” resources highlight the current Faith Practices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and offer not only bible studies related to these faith practices, but also group activities corresponding to the various liturgical seasons. The resource, “Story Matters” is also posted and this resource provides ministry settings the opportunity to combine the Book of Faith Initiative, Discipleship Small Groups, and Mission Strategic Planning as they seek ways to create passion for bible study, discipleship and mission planning. For more information contact Rev. Brenda K. Smith at Brenda.Smith@elca.org.