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 many things available to the public.  You'll find there are more things available to members.  Let us know how we can help you with your ministry!

Lifelong Faith Formation Network Resources

Deborah Poole serves as an  Associate in Ministry at Pisgah Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC.   She is a graduate of Winthrop College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Social Work.   Deborah attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, received a Master of Arts in Religion, and was commissioned as an Associate in Ministry on September 20, 1993.  She served as the Associate in Ministry at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in West Columbia, SC for 12 years before accepting the call to Pisgah in August, 2005.

As Convener of SC Synod Lifelong Faith Formation Network, Deborah spent many hours researching and editing the Lifelong Faith Formation Network Resources.   We are grateful to Deborah for sharing it with the Christian Education Network!

Call for Papers!

The Religious Education Association, a multi-faith organization made up of professors, researchers and senior practitioners in the field of religious
education announces its Annual Meeting Call for Papers for a gathering to be held in Pittsburgh, PA from November 4-6, 2016.

Our meeting theme is: Generating Hope: The Future of the Teaching Profession in a Globalized World. We will be accepting proposals through the end of
April. More information is available here: http://www.religiouseducation.net/rea2016/

You need not be a member of the REA to respond to our call, but if your proposal is accepted in the blind peer-review you will need to become a
member prior to the meeting.

We welcome proposals which focus on this theme from a wide range of fields, and we ask that you share this information widely.

About the Mentor Program

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!  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

Our Mission

Supporting lifelong faith formation in the home and congregation.

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.   If you'd like to make a financial donation, please click on one of the buttons to the left. Another option is to designate Thrivent Choice funds for the Christian Education Network of the ELCA.

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