Monthly Archives: January 2015

Resources from 2015 First Call Theological Education Retreat

Healthy Group Dynamics Surface to Soul: Coaching Spiritual Vitality in Congregations by Jim LaDoux Download tools at The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner For more resources visit Resources for Council Leadership/Training at 10 minute

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Where do you see Jesus?

by Sherie Heine,  Assistant to the Bishop – 1/22/2015 This walk through neighborhoods a half a continent away had me considering – and comparing – what is happening in many of our communities. . . What I do know is change

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Legislative Updates Related to Congregational Ministry

Throughout the 2015 North Dakota Legislative Session, we will feature information on bills that pertain to congregational ministry. Giving Tax Credit Bill for Non-Itemizers HB 1276 would create a tax credit for non-itemizers who donate to qualifying North Dakota charitable

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Waterworks and a Dance Floor

 Friends and neighbors of Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck, are invited to an Open House in the newly refurbished chapel in the skilled care facility, located at 2425 Hillview Ave. in Bismarck. You are invited to gather for worship

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Could you be a Godbearer?

by Beth Anderson, Synod Ministry Coordinator – 1/12/2015 “God invites all of us to become Godbearers—persons who by the power of the Holy Spirit smuggle Jesus into the world through our own lives, who by virtue of our yes to

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WND Synod Mission Endowment Fund nears $400,000

Thanks to the generous support of individuals and congregations, we are excited to announce that the Synod’s Mission Endowment Fund is just $990 shy of reaching the $400,000 mark! In just one year, gifts given between December of 2013-December of 2014 have

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Epiphany: God’s promise that darkness does not win

by Bishop Mark Narum – 1/5/2015 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined.  Isaiah 9:2 What has come into being 4in him was

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