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External Resources

In this area, you’ll find a number of resources that may be helpful to congregations and their various ministries. In an effort to foster increased collaboration and connection across our synod, we present this repository of existing resources for congregational ministries. As a reminder, these resources have not been heavily vetted or edited in any way by the Congregational Ministries Board, Synod Council, or Rocky Mountain Synod as a whole. That being said, they may be helpful as a general guide or template. Whenever possible, direct contact information is provided for the original contributor, in case of any follow-up questions.

If you have any great resources you’d like to share, or would like to see resources added for a particular topic, please contact Erin Power.

Evangelism and Outreach

 Growing in Mission

Holy Closure

Identity and Mission Statements

  • A Process for Discerning a Purpose Statement  
    A 10-step how-to process to guide your congregation through discerning a purpose statement. From “Re-Rooting in God’s Mission,” Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota Synods, ELCA. Date unknown.
  • A Season for Prayer and Renewal
    A resource offering several options for use in observing A Season of Prayer and Renewal, intended to facilitate prayer, reflection, and conversation in a spirit of attentiveness. From the Northwestern Minnesota Synod, ELCA. August 2012.

Personnel

Stewardship and Financial Matters

Worship