Leadership School for Mission and Renewal is a new ministry of the NC Synod developed to equip and connect leaders to be agents of renewal in the church for God's mission in the world. All leaders--rostered and lay--are encouraged to participate.
All rostered ministers are required to participate in boundary training every three years. If you have no documented prior training, we have added a training opportunity for you.Basic Boundary Training, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the synod office.
If you have had the basic training already, come to the final Boundary Resource Day on Jan. 12.
Pastor Mark Opgrand of St. Paul's, Wilmington, writes: Like everyone in the eastern coastal states, we waited and we watched as Hurricane Matthew moved toward us. For people at St. Paul's, Wilmington, it was a familiar experience. The projected intensity of the storm did not require most of us to evacuate, so we waited.
In her December column in Living Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reflects on Matthew 24:36-44, reminding us that through a helpless baby, God was announcing the end of a world "in bondage to sin and death, a world that believes in a god of 'what have you done for me lately?' "
To read the column, click below.
You are invited to Bold Like Jesus: 'Cross'ing Borders to be held February 2-4 at Trinity AME Zion Church, Greensboro. We will be joined by our ecumenical partners from the Episcopal, Moravian, and AME Zion churches. Jesus dined with prostitutes, touched lepers, and included women. In doing so, he was highly offensive, intentionally inclusive, and radically bold. He broke down barriers and built bridges. As Jesus says, "Follow me," what barriers can you break down?
How can you be bold like Jesus?