The ELCA has been blessed with amazing Presiding Bishops. We welcome Bishop Eaton and look forward to getting to know her. She will be in our synod next spring at Kimball, Kannapolis and our youth will welcome her to Detroit in 2015. Fun times. Want to know more? Follow her on Twitter @ELCABishopEaton.
Young Adult Resource Persons - trained and ready to serve. These amazing young people are willing to volunteer their time for synodical events, youth events and lock-ins. (Well, in addition to their college commitments.) Thankful for their service in this synod.
What happens when you bring together 4 Youth & Family Ministers brand new to ministry; 2 new to the synod and 2 in their first 3 years? Networking, questions, sharing of ideas and much more. Thankful for the Michael Peeler fund for making this event possible.
As we prepare for Detroit 2015, let us introduce two key players for the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering. Scott Maxwell from Christ the King, Cary will be serving as our Gathering Coordinator. He'll be bringing you information on registration, highlights, exciting facts, answering questions about housing and more. Daniell Kosanovich from St. John's, Salisbury will be serving as our Synod Day Director. She will give primary leadership to our day as a synod while at the gathering. Thankful for these two servants!
Which of the faith practices will be our focus today, this month, this season? In the midst of all this - thank you for building relationships that last a lifetime. For sharing your stories of faith - youth & adults alike. You are a blessing to our synod.
My commitment to passing on faith includes helping congregations equip families to be places where faith is talked about, shared and deepened. I have the priviledge of spending time with some amazing young people. Our synodical youth events span the ages from 3-12th grade while also including young adults - YARPs (Young Adult Resource Persons) where my goal is to train them to serve our congregations. Read more »
These trainings are available free of charge and best of all - they are online and will be downloadable. Can't beat it.