Tuesday, July 21
Register by Sunday, July 19
a part of the 2020 Summer Ministry Conversations
The Rev. Brenda K. Smith is Program Director for Faith Practices and Book of Faith in the Domestic Mission Unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America- Churchwide Office in Chicago, Illinois.
Pastor Smith will present an overview of the Five Gifts of Discipleship and engage in a conversation about the ways that congregations can live out their faith and their baptismal covenant. She will also guide attendees through the many materials available to them through the ELCA website through the Book of Faith ministry with the following goal: to lead congregations to open the Bible and have conversations about the transformative power of the word of God.
This time of learning is part of Pastor Smith’s role with the ELCA: working with other faith formation leaders, both lay and clergy, to create a culture of discipleship in the ELCA. Rev. Smith and another staff member, Rev. Dwight DuBois, coordinate the Book of Faith ministry of the ELCA, described above. She also convenes the ELCA’s Renewal/Prayer/Revival Team that offers healing and prayer services; Lutheran revivals; and workshops on various topics for congregations, synods, and other entities in the ELCA.