LEAD: Living Every day as Disciples

Resources to grow as Disciples

Best Practices in Faith Formation

We travel through life, learning things along the way but unless we are trained educators, we are not really taught how to teach. For most of us, the only experience … Continue reading

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Urgent Call to Prayer

LEAD is encouraging all people of faith to respond in prayer to the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors and their families. These children should not be misrepresented as adult migrants … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Today is Our Now

by Cindi Scruggs The 11th Disciple Project was held at Texas Lutheran University (TLU) in Seguin, Texas, June 23-27, 2014.  The word cloud pictured above was developed from the attendees’ … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

4 Thoughts for Leaders

1. Leaders in congregations and congregations themselves can be understood as: Growing (innovating, deepening faith, high learning) Out of Breath (cautious, tired, over-functioning, low learning) Stalled (already know enough, not learning) New (passionate, want to make … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Intern Encounters

by Kristen Krueger LEAD is excited to welcome three new leaders to our team! Our summer interns will spend the next twelve weeks serving across our synod. We believe that internships … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Why do you believe?

Great leaders inspire others to take action, not because of what they do, but because they give people something to believe in.  So leader, I am asking you a personal … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Taking the Third Side

Do you sometime feel like you have two different congregations under one roof?  The “heritage” crowd who have been long-time members, faithfully supporting the church over the years, and the … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Growth is a Choice

I am leading a week-long track at The Disciple Project, one of nine options at the only week-long, cross-generational leadership school in the ELCA, and I wish you would come! I … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Intentional Listening

The triple spiral labyrinth is exactly the right image to symbolize what happens when a congregation tunes in to their community through an intentional process.   The experience of listening to … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Purposeful Direction

My GPS is my best friend.  My confidence is always higher when I’m clear on where I am going.  Every GPS starts with first entering a destination.  Purposeful direction for … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Unwritten Rules

The resurrection of Jesus frees us for a life of Christian pilgrimage.  Now, if we could only allow ourselves to really live as liberated people.  How many of the rules … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bible Based Movies?

We have been swamped with newly-released Bible-based movies over the past few months.  Hollywood does its homework so don’t miss the implications-people are interested in the Bible.  Most are not in … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Operation Respect: Running faithful, effective meetings

What if every meeting was considered to be THE tool for “setting a conversational pathway toward alignment and vision?” Before you roll your eyes at what seems like an unattainable … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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