Resources for church lay leaders and congregational life.
Rev. John Ragan’s PowerPoint presentation, “Attitudes, Beliefs & Behavior Patterns of Missional STaR Congregations”, may be used by congregations or parishes for use in training leaders and members.
Re-rooting in God’s Mission is a renewal journey and process for congregations seeking to move from maintenance to mission and from survival to striving. equipping events will revolve around listening to God through prayer, scripture, each other and our neighbors, and three key ingredients for congregational renewal identified by a major study by the ELCA research unit.
Links and resources presented by Chick Lane at the 2013 Spring Stewardship Event “Finding and Using Good Stewardship Resources for your Ministry Setting.”
The tools and resources are always being updated and enhanced by what is learned from each congregation’s utilization of them. The following resources and tools are based strongly on the premise that each congregation – no matter the size or location within our synod – is gifted by God to participate in God’s mission of […]
Nineteen members and friends of the NW MN Synod traveled in our companion synod, the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) of southern India, Nov. 2-17, 2012. They are eager to share their experiences with the people, organizations and congregations of the NW MN Synod.
Cultivating relationships of mutual support and encouragement are central to our Christian faith. The Essential Mission Partner Connections are designed to help nurture a sense of connection and solidarity between mission congregations and their partners.
We wish to share the following ideas, resources, and practices to assist communities of faith and followers of Jesus within those communities of faith to deepen their joy in discipleship through practices of good stewardship of all of God’s gifts so that all may have life and have life abundantly.
Our monthly Bible studies for 2016 will focus on the faith practice of fearlessly and lovingly speaking the truth—in the face of all our propensities toward denying reality, sidestepping the obvious, and “stuffing” our feelings. The Scriptures are continually revealing truth and love at the crossroads of our life within the body of Christ.