Tag: Volunteers

2018 Salary Survey Results Released

The Network is releasing the results of the 2018 Salary Survey.  415 people professionals and volunteers took the survey over 30 days from mid August to September. Overall, salaries have increased since the last time a full-survey was completed in 2015.  Full time professionals who are not on the ELCA rosters saw their salaries increase ...

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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Extravaganza Evaluation Reflections

Extravaganza 2014 is in the history books.  The final hotel bill has been paid, and most of the random boxes of leftover stuff have been crammed back into the warehouse at the Network’s Global Headquarters (my basement). And, we’ve been pouring through the Extravaganza evaluations. Thank you to all of you who shared your thoughts, ...

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2014 Salary Survey is Live!

The 2014 ELCA Youth Ministry Network Salary Survey is live!   Click here to take the survey. One of the tools that the Network has produced over the last 15 years is the annual salary survey.  The survey is an indicator (not the only indicator…but certainly an important one!) of the health and well-being of ...

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New Network Board Members Appointed

Sue Megrund and Tom Schwolert have been appointed to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors of the ELCA Youth Ministry Network.  Their three year terms will begin at the conclusion of the Network’s Extravaganza, January 30-February 3, 2014. Sue Megrund is the co-founder of Interserve Ministries, an organization based in Minneapolis that works with ...

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Regional Facilitator Selection Is On!

Every year, 3 of the ELCA regions are up to select (or reappoint) their Regional Facilitator.  This year, Regions 1, 4 and 5 are due up to select their RF.  We have modified the selection process for RF’s this year as well.  Our new process isn’t powered by election, but by a matching of skill ...

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Insurance Mess: You’ll Want To Check On This

First, let me jump to the ending:  Marty is fine.  Healing…walking…  He is fine. Now, the backstory: Marty is an awesome adult volunteer in our senior high ministry.  He’s been doing this for years and is fantastic.  He ‘gets’ good, relational ministry, and is a ton of fun to have around. He is a blessing ...