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.  Let us know how we can help you with your ministry!

The Christian Education Network Mentor Program Is Here to Help!

Are you planning a teacher training for the fall?  Do you need to write a safe church policy for your congregation?  Check out the mentor program available for FREE to CENetwork members.  You will be assigned a trained experienced mentor to help you over a six week period to set goals and achieve your desired outcome.  Summer is a perfect time to get the help you need.  You will work with your mentor online or by phone, at your convenience. If you would like more information about getting assistance from a mentor, or you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact our Mentor Program Coordiantor, Judy Washburn, by clicking here.

A Mentor Program Testimony

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 Ministry Program has been of great help, and I look forward to continue looking for guidance and advice through them! - Ashley

Reasons to Join the CENetwork of the ELCA

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • As well as other benefits... 

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.

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