For 2 decades the NT-NL Synod, ELCA Parish Lay Ministry Academy has been focused on providing quality lay education, in English y en Espanol, to further the mission of our congregations. On Tuesday March 22nd I had a chance to share some of the learnings from that program with leaders from Luther Seminary as they prepare to launch their Faith-Lead Initiative focused on lay education.
In talking with them about their hopes and dreams for this program I was reminded of great similarities in our work over the last several years developing the leadership center at Briarwood Leadership Center. Grateful that Luther has received a Lily Grant to fund this work and for their desire to learn from our experiences as well. Partnership and learning from one another, getting out of our synodical and congregational silos, is a good thing.