Rally Sunday and the Program Year Start Up!

Are you ready for Rally Sunday at your church?  Are you doing a "God's Work, Our Hands" event?  Are you doing a Mission Fair? 

Are you doing Sunday School volunteer training?  Do you do background checks on your volunteers (and staff)?  Do you have a Safe Haven policy in place?

Are you doing a Blessing of the Backpacks for the start of school?  Are you looking forward to marking milestones or stepping stones such as the First Bible?  Communion?  Confirmation?

These are all areas that the Christian Education Network of the ELCA is familiar with and can offer some help and/or resources!  Check out the resource pages (main page as well as those in the drop down menu) for a treasure trove of ideas!  Check out the leadership page and email one of our faithful board members if you have questions or something you'd like to bounce off of an experienced faith formation leader!  See the mentor program for longer term helpl 

About the Mentor Program

As the program year is ramping up, are you feeling overwhelmed as you make plans for your congregation?  The Christian Education Network of the ELCA is here to help.  We are happy to help with suggestions for quick questions.  We are happy to be a sounding board as you think through ideas.  We are also happy to walk alongside you for a longer period of time!

The Mentor Program is one of the best benefits of being a member of the Christian Education Network of the ELCA!  There are trained people ready to walk alongside members as they work on specific areas of their ministry!  Judy (picture to the right) is our board member that has taken to lead on the Mentor Program. Click on the Mentor tab to the left to find our more!  Here is a testimony about the Mentor Program:

I’ve been so pleased with the Mentoring Program through the Christian Education Network of the ELCA. My Mentor and I have made a great connection and she’s been incredibly flexible with my busy schedule, as well as patient during the craziness of my youth and children ministry schedules. My mentor has done a great job of asking the important questions, and pushing me to think realistically to obtain the goals we have set. I’m very grateful for this help in my new call-I’m new to Children’s Ministry, after years within Youth Ministry. The Mentor Program has been of great help, and I look forward to continue looking for guidance and advice through them! - Ashley

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Supporting lifelong faith formation in the home and congregation.

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