Missional Directions

Embrace Passionately a Call to Spiritual Renewal Through: Prayer, Study, Scripture, Worship, Give, Tell, Service

  • Increasing our spiritual practices
  • Emphasis on the call to spiritual renewal from the ELCIC
  • Promoting and using the ELCIC resources for spiritual renewal
  • Promote retreats and gatherings around spiritual practices, i.e. youth
  • Confirmation resources which include parent/student conversations
  • Promoting the One Year Bible

Nurture Relationships With Neighbouring Congregations and the Community at Large

  • Building connections between congregations and synod AND between congregations and congregations, as well as with the communities we are in a relationship with
  • Combined worship services with ecumenical partnerships
  • Pooling resources and playing to the strengths of congregations
  • Investigating and implementing house churches
  • Dialogue with community leaders, agencies and government entities

Strengthen All God’s People for Discipleship

  • Equipping all people by engaging, encouraging, mentoring, and sending out
  • More than about strengthening congregations and rostered leaders
  • Use of Book of Faith resources, mission events, Companion Synod relationship and congregational council leadership
  • Ecumenical leadership events

Celebrate the Abundance of God’s Gifts

  • Reframing attitudes about scarcity to lead to attitudes of abundance
  • Gift inventory tools
  • Fostering hope in the rural setting and small congregations
  • Promote area strategies for ministry
  • Stewardship learning
  • Telling the story of congregational successes

Recent Newsletters

May 19th, 3:00 pm

Synod visits to church councils in Kenora (Bethesda Lutheran) and Steinbach (St. Paul's Lutheran Church - also undergoing a major renovation)! ... See MoreSee Less

May 17th, 11:06 am

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Convention takes place in Winnipeg in early-July! Volunteers are still needed to help host this big event - can you help?
See info in this image, and online: elcic.ca/in-convention/2017-Winnipeg/Volunteers.cfm #myELCIC
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May 17th, 9:15 am

Together in Christ - Lutherans and Catholics Commemorating the Reformation
Session 4 is on Tuesday, May 23 "Growth in Communion Through Dialogue"
7:00pm at St Vital Roman Catholic Church (1629 Pembina Hwy)
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May 16th, 9:54 am

Pictures from The Lutheran World Federation Assembly in Namibia! ... See MoreSee Less

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