Welcome to the CENetwork Website

Welcome to the Christian Education Network of the ELCA website! 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 Journal's Collection of Children's Ministry Articles

Since 2007, our friends at Lifelong Faith "have published articles on all aspects of lifelong faith formation in the Journal. [They] are now organizing articles intoCollections to make it easy for you to use. [Their] first Collection is on Children's Faith Formation..  Every several weeks [they] will produce a new Collection for you."  It includes Best Practices in Children's Faith Formation, Being a Child and Becoming a Christian, as well as several more titles.  You can find it on their webiste and by clicking here!

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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