We are still in the midst of Lent, but it is not too soon to start planning for Vacation Bible School! Hopefully by now you have taken your Action Guide out of the pile on your desk and made note of all the great resources in it. One of those great resources is the new […]

What is Cultivating Vitality? Cultivating Vitality is an opportunity to work in partnership with the Northeastern Iowa Synod and other congregations to grow in discipleship through training, prayer and support.   Is this another One-Size-Fits-All program from Churchwide? No.  Cultivating Vitality is a two-year process that brings together congregation members and rostered ministers to learn […]

If you haven’t opened up your 2019 World Hunger Action Guide, there’s still time to take advantage of the Valentine’s Day resources.   Whether it involves romance or not, the ELCA has many resources for folks to participate in on Valentines’ Day that goes beyond sentimental poems and candy.   If one is looking for […]

This is a great resource full of great ideas for Lent, Youth, Confirmation, and VBS and beyond. Instead of including everything at once, for the next few weeks we’ll take one idea from the Action Guide to highlight and make it easy for you to find all that you need online to use these ideas. […]

Are you wondering what the next step is for your congregation? Are you looking for ways to prioritize your mission goals and develop a strategy to move forward with those goals? Would you like to learn ways congregation leaders and members can work together to reach out more effectively in your community? Would you like […]

  Guest Post by Pastor Erika Kielstrup, St. Paul, Monona October 27-November 3 I was in Wittenberg, Germany with 19 women who were pastors, deacons, and lay leaders from the United States, Serbia, Romania, Estonia, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Palestine, Latvia and Canada for the 7th ELCA International Women’s Seminar. The Reverend Kit Kleinhans, formerly of […]