Synod Assembly Notice
Can you believe it?! It’s that time again!
Our next Synod Assembly, April 26-27, 2019, is being hosted by, and will take place at, Calvary Lutheran Church, 7620 Baker Blvd, Richland Hills, TX – (817) 284-8724
See our 2019 Synod Assembly event page for 2019 Assembly Fees, Hotel information, Deadlines, etc. All updates will be posted here.
Community-Wide Texas Advocacy Training
You are invited to a Community-Wide Texas Advocacy Training THIS Saturday, October 27, from 9am to 12n at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.
Join us for a Faith Leader Panel, Advocacy 101 training, and Breakout Sessions focused on Hunger, Immigration, Payday Lending, and Public Education.
Register online at http://texasinterfaith.org/training/.
A light breakfast will be provided.
Updates can be found on the facebook event page.
Christmas Break Young Adult Retreat
This Changes Everything | Esto Cambia Todo
Led by Bishop Gronberg and other NT-NL Leaders
Who: Young Adults 18-25 (post high school): Former LYLEs, Briarwood Camp Staff, College Students, Campus Ministry students, others interested in God’s call in their lives.
What: Conversation around scripture with other young people and leaders in NT-NL. Time to get away for a bit during Christmas break, enjoy fellowship, maybe take a ride on the zip line, worship around a campfire, and enjoy Briarwood’s beautiful campus.
Cost: Free to participants
Goal: Provide space for discernment and conversation around goals for future vocation for young people connected to NT-NL. Provide some time during Christmas break and a safe space for conversations about faith and life. Not specifically targeting church vocations, encouraging all to think about how God is working in their lives now.
Click here for full details and to apply. Limited to 25 participants.
Featured Resources for October
For more than a decade, the Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary has published a weekly e-newsletter. Recently, the center went through its database of hundreds of reflections and selected 17 top posts that lay the groundwork for innovative stewardship ministry. These articles have been assembled into a PDF titled “Stewardship 101: An Invitation to Financial Stewardship.”
Currents in Theology and Mission is an online theological journal of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Wartburg Theological Seminary. This issue is all about stewardship and what stewardship looks like through fresh lenses.
For periodic ideas and inspiration on stewardship delivered to your inbox, check out Voices on Stewardship from Vanco Financial Services and Stewardship from Luther Seminary’s Center for Stewardship Leaders.
Save the Date
Lutheran Via de Cristo of North Texas
Our mission is “By grace, with the Holy Spirit, we challenge leaders to discover and achieve their personal calling, assisting them to influence their environments with the Gospel.” Please submit your registration by Oct. 29 with your signatures from your sponsor and pastor from vdcnorthtexas.org. Please call Rev. Phil Heinze at 817-284-8724 or Jane Winge at 972-658-4387 with any questions.
Where in the world is?
- Oct. 22-31: Visit to Sierra Leone, re-establishing relationship and covenant agreement with ELCSL
- Oct. 22-31: Visit to Sierra Leone, Re-establishing relationship and covenant agreement with ELCSL
- Oct. 22: Spanish Coaching team meeting, New Jersey
- Oct. 26-27: NT-NL Synodical Women’s Organization 2018 Convention, Rejoice, Frisco
- Oct. 25: Mosaic Partners in Possibilities Luncheon, Addison, TX
- Oct. 26-27: Building an Inclusive Church training, Richardson, TX
- Oct. 26-27: NT-NL Synodical Women’s Organization 2018 Convention, Frisco, TX
- Oct. 26-28: Lutheran Men in Mission “One Year to Live” Retreat, Kerville, TX
- Oct. 27: Community-Wide Texas Advocacy Training, Dallas, TX
- Oct. 27: Calvary Organ Dedication, Richland Hills, TX
- Nov. 8: Real Men: Masculinities in the Gospel of Matthew, Fort Worth, TX
- Nov. 8-10: The 2018 Blandy Lectures, LSPS, Austin, TX
- Nov. 10: Bridging the Divide: Skills for better, more civil conversations in an uncivil society, Arlington, TX
- Nov. 12-13: Perkins Fall Convocation on Creative Worship, Dallas, TX
- Nov. 13-15: Young at Heart Retreat, Briarwood
- Nov. 16-18: National Young Adult Discernment Retreat, Arden, NC
- Nov. 17: PLMA Fall 2018, Course 3, Briarwood
- Nov. 17: MEF Board meeting, Grand Prairie, TX
- Nov. 18: Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM) Trivia Challenge, Briarwood
- Nov. 27-28: ELCA Coach Training, Level 1, Briarwood
- Nov. 29: ELCA Coach Training, Level 2, Briarwood
Access our full online Calendar here. Updates made regularly.
Do you have news or announcements to share? Please submit to the Synod office (email@example.com) for consideration for upcoming NT-NL News.