The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zambia is growing fast – so fast it needs more church buildings! Inspire your congregation with this story. For a colorful Word document to display on your congregation's bulletin board, or use in your bulletin or PowerPoint, click below.
In her September column for The Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton reflects on the foolishness of the cross. She reminds readers that “Christ crucified is God’s clearest and most complete act of love.” It’s that simple.
Read her column by clicking on the link below.
Is your VBS 2015 being planned yet? Let this story encourage you to start.
St. John’s (Cherryville) enjoyed a lively and successful Vacation Bible School in late July, continuing a trend of positive growth in recent years. VBS for adults and children averaged 170 per night, up from 140 last year and 120 in 2012.
Since the ELCA Malaria Campaign officially launched in 2012, the combined contributions total nearly 12 million dollars. With the end campaign goal of 14 million by the end 2015, giving is on target. In 2013, the North Carolina Synod made a pledge to the campaign to contribute $250,000 by the end of 2015. Currently our synod-wide giving stands at just over $152,000 collected toward that goal.
In 2011, Community in Christ Giving Garden was started in an unused field owned by the church. The original idea for the garden was to grow fresh vegetables to donate to the Montagnard refugee community living in west Charlotte.
January 29-31, 2015
Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC
Transforming leaders to take one bold move for the call of Jesus to lead their congregations with: Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, Commitment
Rostered and congregation leaders, I invite you to register for this milestone conference as part of our synod’s FORWARD TOGETHER initiative. What a great way to start a new year in mission. Bishop Leonard Bolick
Confidence & Commitment - The Rev. Dr. David Lose, the president of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia; Curiosity & Courage - Dr. Andrew Root, the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary.
Peter Mayer, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter
Bring a team from your congregation. Registration begins October 1, 2014.
For more information contact:
John Mocko, Director of Evangelical Mission, NC Synod