This page lists resources from, and about, presenters at our Together in Mission event which was held on February 10, 2018.  There were ten morning sessions and ten afternoon sessions.  If a session is not listed below, we do not have any additional resources to share.

MORNING SESSIONS

Awareness of Mission: The Mt. Meru Coffee Project and More!

Mt. Meru Coffee Project website: https://www.mtmerucoffee.org/

Be Safe, Be Prepared: How to Survive an Active Shooter

Officer Jeff Wamboldt, the presenter of this session, has agreed to be a resource for further conversation.  You can reach Officer Wamboldt at the Kenosha Crime Prevention Unit, 262.657.3937. If you are not in the Kenosha area, you may wish to contact your local police department to determine whether they have similar sessions available.

Changing the Narrative: From the Tomb to the Womb

Visit Valarie Kaur’s blog at http://valariekaur.com/blog/.

Church Treasurers’ and Administrators’ Benefit Workshop

Contact presenter Jennifer Prinz at JPrinz@porticobenefits.org.

Communications Insights for Congregations

Presenter Kristin Nielsen is Assistant to the Bishop for Congregations in Mission. Email Pastor Nielsen at kristin@milwaukeesynod.org or call her at 414.671.1212.

Conflict: Danger & Opportunity

Presenter Debra Trakel referenced the following books in her presentation:

1. Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What–Peter Steinke
2. How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations as Emotional Systems–Peter Steinke
3. Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach–Peter Steinke
4. Creating a Healthier Church: Family Systems Theory, Leadership and Congregational Life–Ronald Richardson
5. Polarization and the Healthier Church: Applying Bowen Family Systems Theory to Conflict and Change in Society and Congregational Life–Ronald Richardson

Contact Pastor Trakel:

The Rev. Debra Trakel, Interim Pastor
Advent Lutheran, Cedarburg
Church: 262-377-2710
Cell: 414-339-9266
Email: revdebra@aol.com

The Forgotten Luther: Reforming the Economy

Presenter Ryan Cumming welcomes your questions at the contact info below.  Regarding the “Forgotten Luther” materials mentioned during his presentation:  the book can be ordered from the publisher at http://www.lutheranupress.org/Books/Forgotten_Luther.  There are videos of the presentations and interviews with the authors available on the ELCA’s Vimeo page at https://vimeo.com/album/4043021.

Ryan P. Cumming, Ph.D.
Program Director, Hunger Education
ELCA World Hunger
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois 60631-4101
773-380-2585

Neighborhood Outreach: Listening & Engaging in Our Communities

Presenter Matthew Short is Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission.  He is available as a resource person for stewardship and “community outreach” efforts. Contact Pastor Matt at matt.short@gmselca.org.

Download the handout from this session here:

Radical Hospitality: Welcoming Refugees & Immigrants

Presenter Kelly Nieman Anderson has made her Powerpoint presentation available for download below.  You can contact Pastor Anderson at pastor.kelly.elca@gmail.com.
(Please note: The video from Pastor Anderson’s presentation has been removed due to file size restrictions.)

Powerpoint, Part 1  

GMS Mission Presentation 2018 KNA PT 1

Powerpoint, Part 2  

GMS Mission Presentation 2018 KNA PT 2

Powerpoint, Part 3  

GMS Mission Presentation 2018 KNA PT 3

Powerpoint, Part 4  

GMS Mission Presentation 2018 KNA PT 4

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Be Safe, Be Prepared: How to Survive an Active Shooter

Officer Jeff Wamboldt, the presenter of this session, has agreed to be a resource for further conversation.  You can reach Officer Wamboldt at the Kenosha Crime Prevention Unit, 262.657.3937. If you are not in the Kenosha area, you may wish to contact your local police department to determine whether they have similar sessions available.

Breaking the Chains: An Introduction to Prison Ministries

Read more on Breaking the Chains prison ministry at: https://milwaukeesynod.org/breaking-the-chains/

Call Processes & Transitions

Presenter Kristin Nielsen is Assistant to the Bishop for Congregations in Mission. Email Pastor Nielsen at kristin@milwaukeesynod.org or call her at 414.671.1212.
For more details on the call process, visit this page on our website: https://milwaukeesynod.org/the-call-process-for-congregations/.

Congregational Treasurers’ Forum

Presenter Lee D. Johnston is the Financial Administrator for the Greater Milwaukee Synod. He shares the following links from his presentation:

Congregational Audit Guide
http://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Congregational_Audit_Guide.pdf?_ga=2.82817684.329417396.1520277127-1299144799.1498482002

Internal Controls Best Practices
http://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Internal_Control_Best_Practices.pdf?_ga=2.174094752.329417396.1520277127-1299144799.1498482002

ELCA Financial References Page
http://www.elca.org/Resources/Financial#FinanceC

Cross+Gen Ministry

Read more about Cross-Generational Ministry in the Greater Milwaukee Synod at:
https://milwaukeesynod.org/cross-generational-ministry/

From Caution to Courage: Stories of Loving Our LBGTQ Neighbor

Read more about Reconciling in Christ at:

Reconciling in Christ – RIC

The 6 1/2 Worst Things You Can Do With Your Portico Benefits

Contact presenter Jennifer Prinz at JPrinz@porticobenefits.org.

Social Media & the Congregation

Presenter Sarah Christiaansen is the Synod Communicator for the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Contact Sarah at:
sarah@gmselca.org

Website referenced:
ELCA Social Media Policy
http://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Social_Media_and_Congregations.pdf

Click below to download the PowerPoint presentation from this session:

Social Media Presentation (SC)

Click below to download the handout about ‘when to post on social media.’

Together In Mission - When To Post On Social Media

What About Stewardship?

Presenter Matthew Short is the Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission. He is available as a resource person for stewardship and “community outreach” efforts. Contact Pastor Matt at matt.short@gmselca.org.

Click below to download any of the other resources Matt referred to in this session: