Tag: Vision

Leadership: Seeking Nominations for the Network Board

(Please click here to get more detailed information on the nomination process and/or to make a nomination) The longer that I work in congregational ministry, the more I believe that leadership is one of our critical issues.  Identifying, raising up and supporting leaders in our congregations is essential to developing healthy cultures and growing congregations.  ...

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Now Accepting Nominations for 2 Board of Director Positions

Dear friends, The Network Board of Directors is the team tasked with creating the vision for, and stewarding the ELCA Youth Ministry Network.  The board is made up of seven individuals, who each serve a 3 year term.  The term can be renewed one time. This year, there are two board positions are up for ...

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Nominations for Network Board of Directors Open

The Network is governed by a seven member Board of Directors.  (plus two non-voting members.)  The Board is responsible for setting the direction and vision of the Network, which is then carried out by a small, part-time staff and a huge, dedicated and dynamic group of almost 150 volunteer leaders. The mission of the Network? ...

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No One Will Pick Up the Phone

If you were to pick up the phone and call the ELCA churchwide offices in Chicago, and said that you had questions about children’s ministry, or Sunday School, or something similar, there would be no one to take your call.  It’s true.  Say it’s a question about a resource…or perhaps about background checks for volunteer ...

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Leadership Matters

Nominations open today for the Board of Directors of the ELCA Youth Ministry Network.  Two seats on the board will become available when the next term begins.  Those terms don’t begin until February 3, 2014, a long time from now.  So why are we already opening up the nomination process for terms that don’t begin ...

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TEDTalk: “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”

A brilliant TED Talk that is too good not to share.  My killer line: “There are leaders and there are those who lead.  Leaders are persons of authority.  Those who lead are persons of passion.” Worth watching.  Interesting implications for our ministry.  I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments on this below… Thanks to ...

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Board in the Air

Even as I type this, members of the ELCA Youth Ministry Network’s Board of Directors are in the air or are traveling by car to for its annual fall meeting.  We normally rotate sites for the fall meeting, and this year we’ll be meeting at the ELCA Youth Ministry Network World Headquarters (my basement) and ...