Again the ELCA Youth Network has created an excellent series of videos about youth ministry and leadership. They really are videos about faith and ministry of all kinds.
Here is the whole brochure listing topics and presenters.
This is a great beginning to opening online options or making them better for your people and your congregation.
Online giving options for congregations and synods
This guide outlines factors to consider when deciding how to offer online giving for your congregation. A companion spreadsheet helps you prioritize which features are important to you and compare pricing for vendors of online giving services. >More
In a recent meeting of our Great River Conference pastors asked for guidance on counting and other financial matters.
I mentioned there are excellent resources that our churchwide staff have prepared. Here are some.
Congregational Treasurers Financial and Accounting Guide
p. 4-5 address the issue of counting offerings.
Financial and Administration Resources of Many Kinds
Internal Control Best Practices
Congregation Audit Guide
Our Lac Qui Parle Conference began a conversation about funeral practices and cremation. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Montevideo and the conference Dean Pastor Don McKee gathered resources and had conversations with funeral homes in their community about how to shape a policy regarding cremation memorial services.
We decided to share this to help other pastors and congregations think about how to shape your ministry to families who choose cremation.
Here are some resources. If you have others let me know. Bishop Jon Anderson
We had a great Equipping Day last Saturday. We are thankful for the teaching, conversation, singing, learning, ideas hatched and connections made.
Here are my two PowerPoint presentations.
The first is from my workshop. The second from my closing presentation.
We are seeking a part time Administrative Assistant to support Pr. Bill Nelsen in his work with our Embrace God’s Mission + Equip God’s People Funding Initiative and our work with the Lilly Project.
Please share this information with people in your congregation who might be interested and able to move forward this important work.
We will be receiving resumes until Friday Jan. 8.
We are looking for someone who can come to the synod office in Redwood Falls on a weekly basis.
This is a part time position for 8-12 hours a week.
Since the formatting may be lost in this email, the position is also posted on our www.swmnelca.wordpress.com Faithful and Fruitful Blog.
If you have questions contact Bishop Jon Anderson at email@example.com
Administrative Assistant to the Equipping Minister
Southwestern Minnesota Synod – ELCA
Redwood Falls, MN 56288, 507-637-3904 – www.swmnelca.org
December 14, 2015
The congregations and all the baptized who are the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are claimed by this mission: God places us in cities, farms and towns together under one prairie sky. The Risen Christ surprises us with opportunities to plant God’s Word in the world. Walking together in confidence, we cultivate life-giving congregations, nurture partner ministries, and cooperate in the life of the ELCA. By God’s grace, together we have what we need.
Office Ministry Vision
We serve and steward the life of the synod to deepen the ministry and mission of the baptized, congregations, institutions and rostered leaders as we follow Jesus Christ in a way that is…authentic, available and affirming.
The Administrative Assistant to the Equipping Minster supports our work on the Economic Challenges of Pastors Grant from Lilly and the Embrace God’s Mission + Equip God’s People Funding Initiative. We expect our staff to foster a hospitable culture and supporting ministry teams as assigned.
As a result of this ministry
The Administrative Assistant to the Equipping Minister is supervised by the Equipping Minister. Performance reviews will be shared annually with the bishop.
Qualities and Requirements
This ministry team will share the love of Christ, engaging, equipping and serving the rostered leaders and lay leaders of the synod to deepen the mission and ministry of Christ Jesus in the congregations and institutions of our synod. We will…
Benefits and Wellness