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April 26, 2012

Leadership Week

by tbuegler

Network Leadership week is next week.  Every spring, we link two of of our primary leadership teams together for back-to-back

The Network Board last October

meetings.  Beginning Sunday night, our Network Board will begin meeting in Chicago.  They will finish up on Tuesday at noon.  On Tuesday, our Regional Facilitators will begin meeting and will finish up on Thursday at noon.

Our meetings will be held at “The Lutheran Center,” the building that offices the ELCA churchwide structure.

The agenda for the Network Board includes things like:

  • Checking in with each other
  • Receiving the report of the Executive Director
  • Discussion of possible ecumenical partnerships for the 2014 Extravaganza
  • Reviewing Extravaganza 2012
  • Working on our strategic plan
  • Hearing our 2011-2012 financial plan “to-date”
  • Adopting the 2012-2013 budget
  • A review of Vision 2.0 progress

The agenda for the Regional Facilitators will include things like:

  • Checking in with each other
  • Receiving the report of the Executive Director
  • Reviewing Extravaganza 2013
  • Input into the strategic plan the Board is working on
  • Communication strategies
  • Reviewing our RF “to-do” list
  • Local networking

There are over 130 people involved in some form of Network leadership.  The 20 who will meet next week play key roles in setting vision and policy, and then communicating that to the rest of the leadership, and the Network members.  This is a great group of leaders, who dream big, hairy, audacious dreams of what God might be up to.

We meet every spring in Chicago because we think there is value in being present at the ELCA offices, both for the connections we make there, and the witness to the role of children, youth and family ministry in the greater life of the church.

Please pray for them as they travel, and please pray for powerful and dynamic meetings.

Peace,     Todd

 

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