On Sunday, Pr. Steve Kanouse presented Pr. Rusty Sullivan, and the people of Faith Lutheran Church in Flower Mound, with the Dr. Richard Lee Peterman Good Steward Award. Pr. Rusty was selected out of the over 15,000 pastors in the ELCA to receive this award.
We are so grateful for your innovative and passionate stewardship approaches and your leadership with the people of Faith! Y’all’s generosity is felt and seen in your community and throughout the NT-NL mission are! (Make sure to check the comments on the Facebook post to see a video from Savanna, Pr. Rusty’s daughter and former Briarwood intern, currently serving in Rwanda as a YAGM!)
Young Adults in Global Mission
The ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM, pronounced “ya-gum”) program invites ELCA young adults ages 21-29 into a transformative, year-long journey in international service in one of nine countries around the world. This year, we have two NT-NL YAGM doing God’s work with their hands overseas! Read more about them, and our two veteran YAGM, here!
Read how others across the ELCA are doing God’s work with their hands in Stories of Faith in Action. Have a story to share about how your congregation or ministry is living their DiscipleLife? Let me know! email@example.com.
Practical Resources for Churches Free Webinars
Check out the many free webinars from Practical Resources for Churches on PRC’s On-Demand Webinar page!
We remember and pray for all those affected by the Nepal earthquakes six months ago. As a church, through Lutheran Disaster Response, we have been and will continue to respond to the immediate and long-term needs of the people of Nepal. The Nepal Earthquake: Six Months Later resource provides stories and more detail into our immediate response and a look toward the long-term work being carried out.
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ELCA Good Gifts
Diaconal Ministry January Term:
History, Formation and Spirituality
January 3-8, 2016
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Registration now open! Read more at deaconesscommunity.org/j-term/.
Sunday, Nov. 15 • 4:00-7:30 p.m. CDT
Briarwood Retreat Center
Download the ELCA Refugee Sunday Toolkit and more at refugeesunday.lirs.org.
The dates below are tentative dates for potential bishop nominees to speak to the mission conferences. More information will be forthcoming from BpElection.ntnl.org.
- February 6 – Conference out West
- February 16 – Eastern Mission Conference (new combined East Dallas and ETX-NLA Conference)
- February 20 – Dallas Area Metro North Conference
- March 12 – Panhandle Conference
- April 9 – Metro West Conference (this event will be live streamed, and a recording will be available online immediately following the event)
Please visit BpElection.ntnl.org for information about the bishop election process, and for discernment materials such as Bible studies and prayers to help guide congregations through the process.
If you would like to contact the Bishop Election Committee, please email BpElection@ntnl.org.
Dec, 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Jackson Auditorium, TLU
Tickets available now! Visit tlu.edu/christmas-vespers-2015 for more information.
For more information, visit decembersabbath.org.
February 26-27, 2016
Briarwood Retreat Center
Upcoming Events in the NT-NL Mission Area and Beyond:
- Nov. 13-15: Divergent – Jr. High Gathering 2015
- Nov. 15: Lutheran Campus Ministry Trivia Challenge
- Nov. 20-22: Region 4 Global Mission/World Hunger Leaders Consultation
- Nov. 22: Refugee Sunday
- Dec. 1: Weapons in Worship? New Gun Laws in Texas and Religious Properties
- Dec. 5-6: Advent Retreat
- Dec. 4-6, 13: TLU Christmas Vespers
- Dec. 6: Briarwood Sunday Brunch
- Jan. 9-10, 2016: Women’s Family Retreat
- Jan. 15-17, 2016: NT-NL High School Service Weekend
- Jan. 23-24, 2016: Lumberjack Retreat
- Jan. 25-27, 2016: Tri-Synodical Theological Leadership Conference
- Feb. 19-21, 2016: Peer Ministry Leadership Event
- Feb. 26-27, 2016: Congregational Council Retreat
- Apr. 22-24, 2016: NT-NL Mission Assembly
- May 29-Jun. 3, 2016: LSPS Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Level I Intensive
- Jun. 12-17, 2016: LSPS Building Congregational Capacity for Hispanic Ministry Level II Intensive
- Jun. 20-30, 2016: Lands of Luther Tour
- Sept. 17, 2016: Installation of the new NT-NL Bishop
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