How can your congregation connect with new people in both physical and digital spaces? Lewis Center Director F. Douglas Powe Jr. interviews Jordana Wright on strategies for transforming congregations into vibrant community hubs.
By Dave Harder
The church - every church - faces new challenges, imagining what church looks like moving forward from 2020. The Courageous Church Online Summit, dives into leading questions on vision, identity, leadership, and hope, hearing from leading voices and provocative thought leaders on the next best steps for a vital progressive faith movement.
Let people know who you are, engage in civic discourse, and identify as networked within your community: get inspired by leaders from Alexandria, MN here.
Church Anew's 3-Session Interview Series with Rev. Ingrid Rasmussen, Lead Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, South Minneapolis (a key center for community care during protests) interviewed by Dr. Deanna Thompson, St Olaf College's Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community. View Now
Nicole Reilley says posting worship services online is just the first step in developing a holistic online ministry. She enumerates four keys to developing a digital ministry that engages people and moves them toward Christ and his church.
By Rev. Dr. Anna Hall
Small Church Q&A with Tanna Muse
Most church leaders find themselves serving a small(er) church. In this conversation, we talk about the unique opportunities and challenges of small church ministry.
CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:
The ELCA's Growing Younger page includes stories, resources, and tools to assist you and your congregation in connecting with new people so that our world may experience the difference God’s grace and love in Christ makes for all people and creation; including:
Download The 6 Core Commitments of Churches Growing Younger pdf here.
Register for the ELCA Growing Younger Train the Trainer Event here.