Tag: community

Trust, Grace and Accountability: How we think about the Roar Curriculum Problem

I’ve been paying attention to the conversations in the past 2 weeks about the Roar Curriculum, produced by Group Publishing. It reminds me of the critical obligation that those of us who practice faith formation in congregations have.  One of our basic and most important tasks is to look through any materials we receive or ...

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That One Time When Your Kid Met Your Friends

Six days ago, our 14 year old son, Samuel, climbed aboard a 12-passenger van with other members of the youth group from our congregation, Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, Minnesota and the group began its journey to Detroit, Michigan.  The groups is spending the week working with Living Waters Ministries, one of the ELCA‘s amazing ...

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A Different Way to Live

God is up to something new within our community, within our church. The church talks a good game when it comes to community.  We focus on “being” together in congregations.  But the world is shifting. Our very understanding of what community is changing as a relationships in a digital age are stretching our understanding of ...