Join the party!!

A Facebook party!

We've started a series of Facebook parties in 2017 and you're invited!

Hosted by one of our board members, Emily O'Brion Dalen, our Facebook parties will be a great way to learn from each other and meet others in the Christian education community. All Facebook parties begin at 8:00 p.m. Central in our Facebook group. Mark your calendars and join us!

Facebook Party Schedule

Tuesday, April 18: Involving Older Adults with Children's Ministry

Tuesday, May 16: Equipping Adults to Lead Small Groups

Reformation 500 is coming!

Are you gathering your resources and making plans to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation?  The Christian Education Network of the ELCA is here to help!  We have added a new tab with resources.  We will be adding to that page as we find more valuable resources!  One of the CENetwork Board members has shared her "Flat Marty".  Another board member shared some curriculum ideas and a power point with us.  Here is a sneak peak of the powerpoint!  More of the curriculum files can be found on the Reformation 500 page, log in and check it out!


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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