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Fourteen lay and clergy members of our synod, along with Bishop Mansholt and Pr. Janice Kibler, have been trained as Bridgebuilders by Dr. Pete Steinke. This link includes a brochure and photos from the training event.
CAMP TOMAH SHINGA
Lutheran Outdoor Ministries located near Junction City, Kan. Camp schedules, registration forms, pictures and more are on this link.
Epiphany is designated as “A Season of Global Awareness.” This link will provide information on our Companion Synods, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Russia and Other States (ELCROS) and the Kate District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea.
HOLLIS RENEWAL CENTER … a place to be surprised by God!
No more than 40 minutes from anywhere in Kansas City, 153 wooded secluded acres of wild flowers and wildlife invite your discovery. Trails, shelters and picnic areas enhance your enjoyment of the land. The lodge and welcome center offer year-round meeting rooms. This link will take you to the Hollis web site.
Current information about what’s going on in Central States Synod and with the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. Links to other hunger resources.
LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
A new site with information about Lutheran Campus Ministry in the Central States Synod — locations; campus pastors; contact information; a brochure; and other links are available..
LUTHERAN MEN IN MISSION
Did you know there is a Men’s Ministry organization in the ELCA and the Central States Synod? Follow this link for more information about the synodical and churchwide activities.
NATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT (NCD)
The Central States Synod is committed to helping congregations who want to use NCD. Coaches have been trained and we know of at least six congregations who have used this process. However, as of right now, we do not have enough coaches to keep up with the demand. If you are interested in doing the NCD process contact Len Dale at email@example.com.
OAKS INDIAN MISSION
Oaks Indian Mission is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the heart of the Cherokee Nation. Our mission is to enable people to achieve wholeness of body, mind and spirit while sustaining dignity and harmony with others and to nurture cultural and personal identity in relationship with God, family and community.
PARISH MINISTRY ASSOCIATE PROGRAM
The Parish Ministry Associate Program (PMA) will identify and equip people for service in congregations without full-time pastoral services and in congregations, institutions, or agencies as additional resources. This link will take you to the PMA web site.
PARTNERSHIP FOR MISSIONAL CHURCH
Partnership for Missional Church (PMC) is a journey of spiritual discernment that empowers churches worldwide to respond to God’s mission. PMC takes local congregations on a three year journey of discovering God’s specific call to them for moving beyond doing mission to being missional in attitude, vision and action. PMC is based on two decades of consulting experience, research and scholarship.