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Your Turn / MNYS website
January 30, 2018, 10:55:25 AM

The synod staff works with congregations in candidacy, the call process, formation, leadership development, stewardship, evangelism, church finance, property administration, congregational management, and conflict resolution. The staff also maintains the roster and carries out work in accounting and communication.

NOTE: Former Bishop Robert Rimbo resigned effective, January 24, 2018.  An interim bishop will be appointed.
Your Turn / Diaconate
August 05, 2016, 06:15:51 PM
In the Newsletter Pr. Johnson provided a helpful summary of what to look for when the ELCA gets to New Orleans. One of the topics will have to do with ministry - especially "deacons". There is a fascinating article online at the "Get Religion" blog (they critique journalist's coverage of news that has a religious component) regarding the recent coverage of the Pope's decision to start a commission to consider possible inclusion of women in the diaconate. The timing is particularly interesting in light of the possibilities for discussion in the ELCA. (Could it also interest the LCMS?) Here is a link:
Your Turn / Linguistic turn
February 20, 2014, 10:09:04 AM
Can anyone tell me exactly when the ELCA began to refer to the synod as "this church"? Who were the actors and why was (is) it important? (Perhaps Pr. Johnson will know.)
Your Turn / NPR Christmas Eve
December 24, 2013, 12:52:53 PM
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