Rethinking Conferences

New Documents For You The process and transition to the new conferences, clusters and networks has already begun. Congregations are now invited to discuss what it means to be church; clustered and conferences should gather in the coming weeks to draft bylaws and job descriptions for the Conference’s Deans and Chairperson. The 2015 Synod Assembly […]

Rev. Paul Erdal Called to be Assistant to the Bishop

Rev. Paul J. Erdal, 48, of Brainerd, MN has been issued a Letter of Call by the NW MN Synod Council to serve as Assistant to the Bishop for Stewardship. He will begin his work with the synod on September 1, 2015. Rev. Erdal was born in Korea, along with his younger sister. He was adopted by Pastor […]

2015 Synod Assembly Recap

Over 450 voting members and visitors converged on the campus of Concordia College, Moorhead, for the 2015 Northwestern Minnesota Synod Assembly, May 16-17.  Attendees heard keynoter Rev. Nancy Nyland address the assembly theme, “Mission:  Imaginable” (resources below) and participated in Bible study and heard the ELCA Churchwide Report with Western ND Synod Bishop Mark Narum.  Singer, […]

Bishops Address Care for Young Adults at Concordia College

submitted by Adam J. Copeland, Director of Theological Inquiry, Administrative-Faculty Program Coordinator, Faith & Leadership Concentration Three synod bishops gathered at Concordia College in late April as part of the college’s corporation assembly. Bishop Terry Brandt of Eastern North Dakota Synod, Bishop Jessica Crist of Montana Synod, and Bishop Larry Wohlrabe of Northwestern Minnesota Synod each presented in […]