Pathways to Generosity: Signs of Hope
Join the ELCA and our ecumenical partners for this stewardship conference, April 3-5, held at one of our NT-NL congregations: King of Glory, Dallas. Full details can be found here: stewardshipresources.org/pathways.
2018 Synod Assembly Book of Reports
The Book of Reports is now available online. If you requested and paid for a hard copy, you should receive that by Friday of this week. Updates will be made online as we receive them.
Stewardship and Service
As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
How do we respond to God’s call to serve and love our neighbors? We faithfully steward the gifts God has so abundantly given to us. Although some think of stewardship as only a financial response to God’s love, stewardship encompasses so much more than money. It is about how we use all that God has entrusted to our care — our time, our talents and our treasures — to love God and our neighbors, both inside and outside of the church walls and our homes.
Keith Mundy, ELCA Director for Area Ministry Stewardship, recently led a discussion on giving with ELCA members from across the country. Find out more at elca.org/stewardship. And here is a direct link to resources on stewardship: elca.org/Resources/Stewardship.
If you missed the event on Saturday, March 3, here are the vimeo links for the full stewardCast and the various segments:
Full StewardCast: https://vimeo.com/259070469/d40bf30f46
Generosity Project – Laura: https://vimeo.com/259067662/3533992714
Stewardship Coaching – Tim: https://vimeo.com/259063645/2ac86aa820
Congregational Vitality – Sandra: https://vimeo.com/259063494/6e5b8dfa1f
Ventures in Growing Stewards – Pauline: https://vimeo.com/259063092/8398357056
Lutherans Restoring Creation – Noni: https://vimeo.com/259062718/3870105e43
Mission Interpretation – Michelle: https://vimeo.com/259062242/1e23ab9fdb
Featured Resources for March
The Leadership Initiative encourages all of us to seek out and inspire gifted people in our congregations and communities to consider a call to the ministry of the gospel. If you know someone who shows a gift for ministry, help mentor and foster them. Together — pastors, deacons, lay people – we can bring the word of God to the world.
On this page, you will find resources to guide discussions and offer inspiration for conversations and individual reflection on becoming a leader within the ELCA. Check back often as this page is updated with more resources and a variety of other testimonials from leaders of this church.
If you wish to find our more about being a leader in the church, please contact us.
Save the Date
Recent Blog Posts
(https://www.ntnl.org/parish-lay-ministry-academy/ – published Mar. 20)
Where in the world is?
- Mar. 26 – Alumni event, University Lutheran, Cambridge, MA
- Apr. 1 – Parent volunteer, Easter breakfast, Trinity, Fort Worth
- Apr. 1 – Christ, Dallas
- Mar. 26 – Meetings with Mission Developers, Herry Hwie and Rev. Sileshi Borana, St. Luke’s, Richardson
- Mar. 27 – Meeting with Rev. Jim Graeser, King of Glory, Dallas
- Apr. 3-5: Pathways to Generosity: Signs of Hope, Dallas, TX
- Apr. 3-5: ACT Now! Unite to End Racism, Washington, DC
- Apr. 6-8: Pre-Gathering Event (youth), Merkel, TX
- Apr. 7: NT-NL DAMN Conference W-ELCA 2018 Spring Gathering, Frisco, TX
- Apr. 12: Immigration: Understanding the Problems & Opportunities, Dallas, TX
- Apr. 14: NT-NL HOT Conference W-ELCA 2018 Spring Gathering, Temple, TX
- Apr. 21: PLMA Spring 2018, Course 2, Briarwood
- Apr. 21: 2018 Regional Interfaith Conference, Lubbock, TX
- Apr. 21: NT-NL Panhandle Conference W-ELCA 2018 Spring Gathering, Lubbock, TX
- Apr. 27-28: 2018 Synod Assembly, Temple, TX
- May 5: Briarwood Gala is going… Fiesta, Euless, TX
- May 15: Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber: “Stop saying the church is dying!”, Fort Worth, TX
- May 19: MEF Board meeting, Grand Prairie, TX
- May 19: PLMA Spring 2018, Course 3, Briarwood
- May 19: NT-NL Eastern Conference W-ELCA 2018 Spring Gathering, Shreveport, LA
Access our full online Calendar here. Updates made regularly.
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