October/November 2019 – Making Christ Known

Congregations are encouraged to reproduce stories from Making Christ Known in their own publications and share through email and social media.

Trinity, Durand, Community Supported Agriculture Growing from the Ground Up!

In this video, Bishop Clements highlights a community supported agriculture project at Trinity Lutheran Church, Durand. Synodically Authorized Minister, Sharon Beksel and other members of the gardening team share about this growing ministry. The idea came out of the congregation’s effort to reach out to the broader community. They were…
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October Ordinations

Folks from all over the synod attended a festive synod-wide Reformation worship service Sunday afternoon, October 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ottawa. Chelsey Olson Weech was ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in the church of Christ! Pastor Weech has been called to serve First Lutheran Church in…
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Exploring Atonement Theories with the Rev. Dr. David Lose

The NIS Rostered Ministers Continuing Education team hosted a special day with Dr. David Lose on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Christ Lutheran in Belvidere. It was a great day of diving deep into various Atonement Theories with Dr. Lose! He brought great theological and practical ministry experience to us.…
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Fall Gatherings

The first of three Fall Gatherings was held on Sunday afternoon, October 6 at St. Mark, Rockford. About 50 people gathered to discuss our new synod mission statement, vision statement, and core values and how we are all walking together, loving Christ, loving all, for the sake of the world.…
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2019 PLC

The 2019 Professional Leaders Conference was held September 16-18, 2019 at Sinsinawa Mound Retreat Center in Sinsinawa, WI, under the theme, The Gospel Proclamation, a Ministry of the Whole Congregation. Presenters were the Rev. Dr. Shauna Hannan, Associate Professor of Homiletics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA and the Rev.…
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We are to be bold – Presiding Bishop

By Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA Presiding Bishop This church had a meeting in August. We gathered in Milwaukee for the 2019 Churchwide Assembly. We were filled with anticipation and excitement—what would unfold during the assembly? How would we be inspired by worship and Bible study? How would we be challenged?…
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