We are called by God to "keep the earth" (Genesis 2:15). On this ELCA page, https://www.elca.org/Resources/Caring-for-Creation, find resources and educational materials to help you and your congregation grow in your own faith journey to appreciate fully and cherish creation and find different ways to engage in earth-keeping activities.Read More
This issue of Risk Reporter provides insight on reducing legal liabilities. We cover a variety of topics from ADA implications and sanctuary congregations to attractive nuisances and more to help you navigate potentially litigious situations. Learn more about the new Church Mutual Now™ app and how it can help you stay in front of risks and liabilities. View PDF full issueRead More
Today’s post is by Linda Witte Henke, an artist specializing in liturgically purposed art for congregation, synod, and churchwide settings (See three new collections of print-on-demand banner fabrics at www.lindahenke.com). This is Linda’s third post offering designs and templates for using visuals to enrich worship.Read More
The Rev. Robert C. Blezard continues to provide a “Stewardship Toolkit” for congregations. This month’s theme: Stewardship of community.
It consists of an original newsletter article and RCL-based “stewardship snippets” that they can cut and paste into their publications. It also has resources to explore the theme set out in the newsletter article.Read More
Rick Warren writes about how to break through the 200 – 300 attendance barrier.
“It is a barrier, a real barrier. We had a harder time getting through that barrier — getting above 300 — than going from 1000 to 3000. It’s a definite, distinct barrier.”Read More
The ELCA provides free Easter communication tools you can download and use today.
The ELCA offers a place of welcome for all seeking a congregational home. Your congregations can extend an invitation to neighbors and the surrounding community through the use of these customizable communications tools.Read More
The Rev. Robert C. Blezard continues to provide a “Stewardship Toolkit” for congregations. It consists of an original newsletter article and RCL-based “stewardship snippets” that they can cut and paste into their publications. It also has resources to explore the theme set out in the newsletter article. This month’s theme is “Stewardship of God’s ‘very good’ creation.”
You can use this permanent URL, https://bit.ly/2EHozvX, for the toolkit. Rob will keep the URL the same but refresh it with the new content every month.Read More