Back in February, we wrote about the differences between a Facebook Page and Facebook Group, Should your Congregation have a Facebook Page or Group? So let’s say you have your Congregation Facebook Page and now are looking at ways to use a Facebook group. Here are some ways you can use a group: Online Bible […]

If you are taking youth to the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering this summer, you should already know about the Getting Ready Bible Studies. What you may not be aware of is that these are great bible studies that can be used in a variety of settings.  The third lesson is about Detroit itself and may […]

One of my biggest frustrations in parish ministry was trying to get people to come to Bible Study.   I remained convinced that studying scripture together is an essential component to congregational renewal.  My experience was that if you asked people, they were all for the idea of having Bible Studies.  But very few people […]

Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went.   Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in […]

That the whole church become more fluent in the first language of faith, the language of Scripture, in order that we might live into our calling as a people renewed,enlivened, empowered and sent by the Word. Book of Faith Initiative vision Statement. The Book of Faith Initiative was passed at the 2007 Churchwide Assembly as a five year […]