Category: Leadership

December 13, 2023

Kindling Faith Programs for 2024

Kindling Faith has amazing programming as we begin 2024 together! For Congregational Councils seeking to learn more about this vital ministry of the church—a new six-part zoom series kicks off on January 8th at 7 pm (meeting on the second Monday of each month through June). Click here to learn more! For church leaders who...

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September 15, 2023

Kindling Faith Events Update

Kindling Faith—because learning continues. Kindling Faith is for everyone (new events are in *bold)… For Rostered Leaders who want to improve their Pastoral Care Skills (offered on zoom every other month through July 2024!) For Everyone who enjoys the art of “The Naked Pastor” (registration closes Thursday, 9/14/23) For Church Musicians who want Inspiration (postponed...

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June 22, 2023

Summer Kindling Faith Offerings

The sounds of summer are with us—lawnmowers and patio conversations along with camp songs and seagulls at the beach, not to mention the roar of a baseball stadium full of fans. Kindling Faith still has room for you at these Summer Events. Register before July 10th to be a part of these offerings: The Lutheran...

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March 15, 2023

Cultivating Resiliency in a Tiring Time

By the Rev. Bryan Penman Co-Director for Evangelical Mission Happy Lent fellow Disciples!! As the church enters this time of preparation for the Pascal feast, I am mindful of how many of you have expressed just how weary we are right now. Like, down to the bone, tired and weary. And as we journey into...

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July 17, 2019

ELCA Churchwide Ministries

SEPA Partnerships with chuchwide ministries

May 23, 2019

“Are We Ready To Be Transformed”

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Wyvetta Bullock at SEPA Synid Assembly, May 4, 2019. The beloved community is like this: ‘God takes it very personally how we treat one another,” the Rev. Dr. Wyvetta Bullock said in her sermon at the Assembly’s Saturday Eucharist. “The compassion we express to others is our expression of our love...

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May 23, 2019

Leadership Rooted in Baptism

“Our purpose comes out of the baptismal waters, where our leadership is grounded. ”The Rev. Dr. M. Wyvetta Bullock, Assistant to the Presiding Bishop/Executive for Administration and ELCA Churchwide Representative, led a lively forum – “Leadership Rooted in Baptism” – on the first day of the assembly. As she began the forum, she shared that...

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May 23, 2019

Passport to Understanding

Keynote address by the Rev. Nicole Diroff, assistant director of Interfaith Philadelphia.