Congregational Care Team (Part 1, Why)

​A vital step many churches have found helpful is to develop a Congregational Care Team who assist the professional leaders with visiting those in need. This is the first of three parts, this one teaching about why this would be very beneficial.

Going Deeper: Rancher Ministry by Stan Lubeck

Resources:

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some of the barriers for the leaders of your congregation to developing a Congregational Care Team?
  2. How would you go about dismantling some of those barriers?

Creation Care

This interview with Laura Heller and Pastor Tormod Svensson, who head the Synod Creation Care Ministry, has lots of wonderful ideas and resources in this interview to help you encourage and lead in this area!

Going Deeper:

Downloads:

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is one new idea or resource that you learned from this interview
  2. What is one idea you can implement in the near future to encourage or make practical changes in the area of Creation Care?

Bishop Bill Gohl on the Multiracial Church

This great interview will give you much to think on and many ways to help your congregation become more racially integrated!

Downloads:

  • Word document listing all the ideas shared

Discussion Questions:

  1. What ideas about why to seek a multiracial church speak to you?
  2. What are several ideas about how to have a more multiracial church that would be effective in your setting?

Receiving Feedback

We all get it, but not everyone benefits from this gift! I hope you enjoy and are as blessed by listening to this interview as I was to spend the time with Pastor John Pumphrey. (By the way, if you are a leader in the Delaware-Maryland Synod, you might want to connect with your local chaplain, part of the Healthy Leaders Initiative.)

Downloads: PowerPoint

Going Deeper:

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the “receiving feedback” skills is most challenging for you?
  2. What is one practical idea you could take from this interview to improve your receiving feedback skills?