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Growing Healthy Leaders and Congregations

Growing Healthy Leaders and Congregations

For the past five years, Pastor Chuck Brummond has served faithfully as our synod’s Director of Rostered Leaders,  offering his wisdom gained over 30 years of ministry including his experience as a trained interim pastor. During his time on staff, he has not only coordinated transitions for our congregations and leaders, he has often been […]

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  January 27, 2015   No comments

NEW Candidacy Process

Rostered Leaders, Candidates and Congregations in Transition: The transition away from formatta filler has been completed and the new system using pdf forms is now live. You can access this new system at community.elca.org and you can always use the “call process” button on the top right hand corner of the elca.org webpage. Below is […]

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  July 4, 2014   No comments

Formatta Transition

Dear Rostered Leaders Grace and peace to you in this season of Pentecost. May the Spirit continue to strengthen you every day to be a bold proclaimer of the gospel. Thank you for your faithful service. New ELCA Forms I have very good news. The “Go-Live Date” of our new forms for Candidacy and Call […]

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  June 12, 2014   No comments

Synod Grantwriting Workshop 2014

May 20th, Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 6-8:30 Fee: $10 Overview Providing basic information on grantwriting for individuals without significant grant writing experience. • Overview of grantwriting process • Importance of research • Importance of developing relationships with potential funders • Grants for specific projects (e.g. developing marketing materials) • Grant sources available to religious organizations […]

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  April 16, 2014   No comments

Resources for Steward Leaders

Greetings Steward Leaders, Most of you know about the new 2014 issue of Stories of Faith In Action, a free ELCA publication that is available to your congregations for the cost of shipping. There is also another valuable stewardship publication called Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation. This annual periodical of the Ecumenical Stewardship […]

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  October 9, 2013   No comments
Will Our Children Be Generous?

Will Our Children Be Generous?

When my husband, Jay and I were young parents, we taught our two daughters what our parents taught us:  to be generous givers; those who share and save their money as well as spend it.    I remember the formula.  Our weekly allowance was divided in three areas:  church, savings, spending (play money).  We raised our […]

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  May 9, 2013   No comments