2016 Stewardship Seminar Announced

August 23, 2016 Generosity Across The Generations Money and millennials—most churches want more of both! But how do congregations best approach changing patterns of financial giving, stewardship, and generosity? Considering cultural realities and shifting giving paradigms, Copeland’s presentation will examine trends in giving for young adults and others, inviting the whole church into the joy […]

Holy Cow and Holy Mackerel Awards

Trinity-Moorhead, Little Norway-Fertile Honored The Northwestern MN ELCA Synod Hunger Table presented the Holy Mackerel and Holy Cow Awards during the 2016 Synod Assembly. The Holy Cow! and Holy Mackerel! awards from the synod’s Hunger Table recognize churches in the NWMN Synod for putting their heart and stewardship into ending hunger locally and globally, both […]

2016 Synod Assembly Recap

MAY 20-21, 2016 CONCORDIA COLLEGE, MOORHEAD, MN More than 500 Lutherans gathered at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, to discuss speaking the Truth and Love at the crossroads. Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber was the keynote speaker; Pastor Ron Glusenkamp was our churchwide representative. The assembly passed five resolutions: affirming and continuing the MP4ME Designated offering for our Synod Partners; […]

First-Bemidji, Zion-Pelican Rapids Receive LSS Servant of Christ Award

First-Bemidji, Zion-Pelican Rapids receive LSS Servant of Christ Award During the 2016 Synod Assembly, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) honored First Lutheran Church in Bemidji and Zion Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids with a 2016 Servant of Christ Award for the Northwest Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Servant of […]

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 […]