Welcome to the CENetwork Website

Welcome to the Christian Education Network of the ELCA website!  If you are new to the CENetwork, please look around.  You'll find there are some things available to the public.  You'll find there are many more things available to members.  All current members will need to log in with their username, update their password and check their account information.  Enjoy looking around!  Let us know how we can help you with your ministry!

Mentor Program Is Off To A Great Start!!!!

Our new mentor program is excitedly drawing both people who want assistance from mentors, and those who want to be mentors.  We keep the names of participants confidential but let me tell about the first two people who applied and are now paired to work together for the next six weeks.

The person who wanted to be a mentor has recently moved, has years of experience in children’s ministry, started programs in many different cities, and offered to mentor before jumping into ministry at her new church.

The person who wanted help from a mentor has just moved into a new town, is changing from youth to children’s ministry, and would like assistance setting up a new program.

Yes-God is that good!

If you would like to participate in the mentor program, please click on the Mentor Program tab for more information. This program is open to CENetwork members only.

Reasons to Join the CENetwork of the ELCA

Check out these benefits of joining the Christian Education Network of the ELCA!!!!

  • a monthly e-newsletter with the latest resources in Christian Education and news and events
  • full access to the CENetwork blog and website.
  • Free downloadable resources that are reviewed, tested, and theologically sound
  • A free mentoring program for experienced Christian educators, those new to the field, "first call" pastors or rostered staff, overwhelmed staff, or anyone interested in wanting support.
  • As well as other benefits... Click on the button below to read more!

Christian Education Network of the ELCA: please prayerfully consider responding to the call for papers for the Religious Education Association for their 2015 annual meeting in November. Papers are due May 1, 2015.  They are highlighting imagination, and Bud Horell is the program chair.  The REA invites proposals from a wide range of disciplines, and people do not have to be members to propose (although they do have to join if their proposal is accepted and the present).   For more information, check out their website by clicking here.

We are a non-profit organization.

Thanks to you we continue to discover new and effective ways to help, support, and network with clergy, staff, and volunteers in congregations across the nation.

You can also donate money to our organization when you shop on Amazon! For the time being, those donations will fall under our old name: The Lutheran Association of Christian Educators.