Thursday Oct 21st was the first of our Briarwood Leadership Center Congregational Council conversations. NT-NL Synod, ELCA VP Tom Blaney and I talked generally about congregational leadership and the importance of developing lay leaders in our communities.
Out of his experience serving congregationally and synodically Tom centered us in a series of strong points of focus about how to be faithful in this work. We are blessed as a synod with his leadership. Over 40 folks registered for this FREE event tonight and almost 30 logged on from around the country (yes it was recorded and will be made available). That demonstrates to us that there is a hunger for these conversations across our church.
Next week former Synod VP Deacon Stephanie Varnum and Ms. Jackie Leatch (Mt. Olive, Dallas) will address the various roles on a church council and how those leaders can facilitate congregational decision making in a positive way. Please join us. #NTNL #BWTX #InMissionTogether