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New Network Partner

We are excited to welcome and introduce a new Network partner organization! provides stewardship assistance to congregations and institutions through capital Campaigns, annual stewardship appeals, and strategic ministry visioning.  Equipping leaders to tell stories of how God is making a difference through the ministry to inspire people to grow in giving and be more involved.

Mike Ward has years of experience in both congregational and outdoor ministry, helping develop cultures of generosity.  Mike has also served for the last couple of years on the Network’s board of Directors, and has done workshops on fundraising at the Extravaganza as well as been a special guest on one of our 3rdTuesday Conversations.

We’re grateful to all of our partners for the support they provide, and for the the way they help to lift up and grow the Network and its members.  Thanks to for coming on board!


3TC Archive Moves to YouTube

Hey there!

The Network’s YouTube Channel

So we learned something new this week!  The word “Archive” doesn’t always mean “archive.”

We’ve built up a pretty cool history of 3rdTuesday Conversations in the last 2.5 years.  There are great resources waiting for folks to to tap into.  Our list of 3TC guests includes:

  • Shawn Small on storytelling
  • Janelle Miller, Tom Gustafson and Larry Wagner on the ELCA Youth Gathering
  • David Miller on spirituality
  • Erik Ullestad and Jake Bouma on developing your own curriculum
  • Mike Ward on fundraising
  • Alexia Salvatierra on stepping into the world of justice ministry
  • Michael Sladek on design
  • Mark Schoepp on wellness
  • Bishop Mark Hanson on the church and young people
  • Karen Stevenson on teaching about sexuality
  • Heidi Hagstrom on the Youth Gathering
  • Mark Jackson and Dr. Dave Ellingson on service learning
  • Mark Matlock on doing ministry with parents
  • Celia Whitler on ministry with women and girls
  • Enuma Okoro on Christian spirituality
  • Dr. Rollie Martinson on updates from the Examplar Youth Ministry Study
  • Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean on the National Study on Youth and Religion (audio only)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Marquardt on doing ministry with families in the midst of divorce (audio only)
  • Mark Yaconelli on practicing spirituality with young people (audio only)
  • Dr. David Anderson on ministry in the home (audio only)
  • Dr. Andy Root on “The Promise of Despair” (audio only)

This week I received a Facebook message from someone who was trying to access one of the 3TC webinars from 13 months ago and wasn’t able to get at the recording.  So I tried.  Same problem.

In the fine print, we discovered that the archive for our webinar system only holds onto the videos for a year.  Anything over a year gets deleted.  Memo to self:  look at the fine print.

However, all of the webinar files are backed up, and we are in the process of transferring the webinars that are over a year old to the Network’s YouTube channel.  The ones within a year will still be archived on the webinar system.

There are some great resources here.  I hope you get a chance to listen or watch.  They’re each about 30 minutes long and include both presentation and discussion.

To access these resources, please go to the 3rdTuesday Conversation web page and then click on “archive”.  The webinars that are within a year will require you to sign up with your name and email address.  Those older than a year are just available.  Click on the links for each webinar, and you can watch it.  Or, you can visit the Network’s YouTube channel and see what we’ve got there.

Thanks for using these resources!  We hope that they strengthen your ministry.



I Didn’t Know That Was On There!

I hear it actually all of the time.  Somebody will send me a question about a ministry topic, or perhaps about a resource, and I’ll drop back a quick note to them and say “you should check out _______________’s talk from the Extravaganza a couple of years ago…there was some stuff said there that I think would really be helpful.”  I’d send them the weblink, and then go on to something else.  But a day or two later, I almost always get an e-mail back.  “Wow…I had no idea that all of that stuff was on there!”

We forget the resources that are available to us all of the time.

The Network web site has a ton of video resources that are available to Network members to access and use.  There’s some great stuff here!  I think we often just straignt-up forget what’s available to us.  So I thought it might be helpful to get a reminder.

(Note: To access the video resources, go to the video home page.  To access the webinars, go to the Practice Discipleship Home Page. For 3rdTuesday Conversation (3TC) recordings and webinars, go to the 3TC home page.)

Here are Some of the titles we’ve got online:

  1. Dr. Terri Elton; Opportunity or Despair – The Landscape of Youth Ministry
  2. Shivon Miller; Events as Ministry Part 1
  3. Heather Hansen; Events as Ministry Part 2
  4. Dr. Jeremy Myers; Lutheran Theology – How God Works in the World
  5. The Network: Come and See
  6. The Network: Vision
  7. Video Essay: “Are You Indespensible?”
  8. State of the Network 2009
  9. State of the Network 2010
  10. State of the Network 2011
  11. Rev. Dave Daubert; Extravaganza Keynote 2005
  12. Doug Fields; Extravaganza Keynote 2005
  13. Rev. Kirk Jones; Extravaganza Keynote 2005
  14. Kusuma Paul; Extravaganza Keynote 2005
  15. Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean; Extravaganza Keynote 2006
  16. Dr. Rollie Martinson; Extravaganza Keynote 2006
  17. Dr. Rollie Martinson; Preaching 2006
  18. Dr. Rodger Nishioka; Extravaganza Keynote 2006
  19. Michael Pritchard; Extravaganza Keynote 2006
  20. Dr. Leonard Sweet; Extravaganza Keynote 2006
  21. Dr. Reggie Blount; Extravaganza Keynote 2007
  22. Rev. Michael Breen; Extravaganza Keynote 2007
  23. Bishop Mark hanson; Preaching 2007
  24. Rev. Carol Scott; Extravaganza Keynote 2007
  25. Rev. Karen Ward; Extravaganza Keynote 2007
  26. Rev. Tania Haber; Extravaganza Keynote 2008
  27. Dr. Patrick Kiefert; Extravaganza Keynote 2008
  28. Rev. James Lobdell; Extravaganza Keynote 2008
  29. Rev. Jose Valenzuela; Extravaganza Keynote 2008
  30. Jason Wilkinson; Interview 2009
  31. Rev. Kelly Fryer; Extravaganza Keynote 2009
  32. Leslie Hunter; Extravaganza Keynote 2009
  33. Dr. Adina Nack; Extravaganza Keynote 2009
  34. John “Nelllie” Nelson; Extravaganza Keynote 2009
  35. Dr. Mindy Pupolo; Extravaganza Keynote 2009
  36. Dr. Christian Scharen; Extravaganza Keynote 2009
  37. Rev. Ann Svennungsen; Preaching 2009
  38. Rev. Bill Bixby; Preaching 2009
  39. Rev. Patrick Keen; Preaching 2009
  40. Dave “Agape” Scherer; Interview 2009
  41. Father Greg Boyle; Extravaganza Keynote 2010
  42. Rev. Becca Stevens; Extravaganza Keynote 2010
  43. Rev. Julio Cruz; Preaching 2010
  44. Rev. Kelly Chatman; Preaching 2010
  45. Rev. Dr. Dick Hardel; Interview 2010
  46. Tic Long; Extravaganza Keynote 2011
  47. Mark Yaconelli; Extravaganza Keynote Part 1 2011
  48. Mark Yaconelli Extravagnaza Keynote Part 2 2011
  49. Nancy Feniuk Nelson; Extravaganza Keynote 2011
  50. Enuma Okoro; Extravaganza Keynote 2011
  51. Bishop Paul Blom; Interview 2011
  52. Recorded Webinar; Dr. Jeremy Myers – “Lutheran Theology; How God Works in the World”
  53. Recorded Webinar; Dr. Jeremy Myers – “Lutheran Theology; How Lutherans Read the Scriptures”
  54. Recorded Webinar; Dr. Terri Elton – “Your Role as a Leader”
  55. Recorded Webinar; Dennis “Tiger” McLuen – “Strategic Planning”
  56. Recorded Webinar; Dennis “Tiger” McLuen – “Leading a Small Group”
  57. Recorded Webinar; Dennis “Tiger” McLuen – “Faith Conversations”
  58. Recorded Webinar; Dennis “Tiger” McLuen – “Preparing for the Unexpected” (being released this coming Sunday)
  59. 3TC: Dr. Andy Root – “The Promise of Despair” (Audio Only)
  60. 3TC:  Dr. David Anderson – “The Role of the Family” (Audio Only)
  61. 3TC:  Dr. Terri Elton – “Rethinking Mission Trips” (Audio Only)
  62. 3TC:  Dr. Elizabeth Marquart – “Working with Children of Divorce” (Audio Only)
  63. 3TC:  Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean – “Almost Christian” (Audio Only)
  64. 3TC:  The Extravaganza Team “Prepping for Extravaganza 2011”
  65. 3TC:  Enuma Okoro – “The Reluctant Pilgrim”
  66. 3TC:  Dr. Rollie Martinson – “New from the Exemplar Youth Ministry Study”
  67. 3TC:  Celia Whitler – “Ministry with Young Women”
  68. 3TC:  Mark Matlock – “Working with Parents”
  69. 3TC:  Dr. Dave Ellingson and Mark Jackson – “Framing Mission Experiences”
  70. 3TC:  Heidi Hagstrom – “The ELCA Youth Gathering: What You Need to Know”
  71. 3TC:  Rev. Karen Stevenson – “Talking with Young People about Sexuality”
  72. 3TC:  Bishop Mark Hanson – “Young People and the State of the Church”
  73. 3TC:  Health, Wellness and Ministry
  74. 3TC: Michael Sladek; “How to Make Your Stuff Look Good”
That should keep you busy for awhile.


Welcome Trinity Lutheran College: Our Latest Partner & 3TC Sponsor!

The Network is excited to welcome Trinity Lutheran College as our latest gold partner organization.  Trinity Lutheran College, located in Everett, Washington, is a small, Lutheran college whose mission is to provide a biblically-centered education and develop  Christian leaders with a global perspective whose lives and ministry serve Jesus Christ in church and society.

Trinity Lutheran College’s programs are firmly rooted in the Christian scriptures, provide significant time in real-world internship settings, and require a no-cost international January Term experience.  The urban location, set between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound in Everett, Wash., allows students to become an active part of the community in which they live and study.

One of the college’s more well-known programs is their Children, Youth and Family Center.  The program offers resources to individuals, congregations, and organizations in the areas of children’s and youth ministry, family ministry, Christian faith formation, and early childhood education.  Students benefit from personal attention with a low 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, including Children, Youth & Family Studies professors David Ellingson, Susan Houglum, Mark Jackson, and Liz Jenkins.

Network partner organizations enter into an intentional relationship with the Network that provides mutual support.  There are three levels of partnership: Basic, Silver and Gold.  More information on Network partnerships can be found on our partnership page.

In addition to a gold-level partnership, Trinity Lutheran College is also assuming the role of primary sponsor of the Network’s 3rdTuesday Conversations, our monthly webinars that bring training and support right into the offices of Network members.

Mark Jackson, professor of children, youth and family ministry writes that:   “Trinity Lutheran College is honored to sponsor the Third Tuesday Conversations.  Because our mission is to empower and equip servants for the Church and the world, it seemed fitting that we support the ELCA Youth Ministry Network in providing an environment for learning, dialogue, and mutual support among youth ministry leaders.”

The Network is grateful to God for all of its partners, and is honored to welcome Trinity Lutheran College into this new relationship!

Networked in Christ,