Entries by Jason Xiong

The Forgotten Luther III: Reclaiming a Vision of Global Community Live Streaming Event!

The third Symposium in the Forgotten Luther series, with the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, invites congregations to develop a broader understanding of the global dimension of Christ’s mission in the world. Against the growing disparity in wealth and the rising tide of economic and political refugees throughout the world, the Symposium will reflect on Luther’s oft-forgotten social and economic reforms that flow from his central doctrine of justification by grace through faith.

Spanish Immersion Program

The Caribbean Synod – ELCA will be sponsoring a Spanish Immersion Program from January 24 to February 1, 2020 at San Marcos Evangelical Lutheran Church, Guanabo, PR. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, contact DEM, Rev. Walter Bareis at (608) 270-0201 or walterb@scsw-elca.org. In order to participate please contact the Synod office (608)270-0201 or robynz@scsw-elca.org.

Lutheran Men in Mission Bold Gathering

This Bold Gathering’s theme is “Sons of Abraham: How God uses us to be bold, daring men of faith, like Abraham.” It is based on Galatians 3:6-9. This event is being hosted by Zion Lutheran Church, San Antonio, TX, partnership with Lutheran Men in Mission. It will be live-streamed November 9, 2019 from 11a-2p, with a 25-minute break, to individuals and groups of men across the country who have registered.

Sunday Afternoon Cleaning (Madison/Verona)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Madison and Verona is looking for a person to help clean up our two campuses following worship on Sunday morning from noon-6 p.m. on Sundays. We are looking for a conscientious, hardworking individual with a good driving record, since you will need to drive between the two campuses. Please send applications to Director of Administration Rick Blum at rblum@gslcwi.com or call (608) 640-4902.

PREPARE/ENRICH Training and Refresher Training Programs

PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. Based on a couple’s assessment results, a trained facilitator provides feedback sessions in which the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.  This is intended for couples that are seriously dating or engaged.

Equipping The Saints: ELCA Social Statements, Messages & Resolutions

Whether you are on a church council, ministry team, teaching confirmation or adult classes, or just wanting a better handle on our Lutheran beliefs, the ELCA’s website offers a plethora of information for your good work.  There you will find many interesting resources to enrich your ministries and faith life.  There are explanations of all of our ministry partnerships and who we are as a church together.  There are practical resources such as guidelines for church councils, tips for organizing church records, it can be overwhelming, so I would suggest a great place to start are the ELCA SOCIAL STATEMENTS.

Wisconsin Council of Churches Has Moved

The Wisconsin Council of Churches office has moved to the Capitol Square in Madison. Located within Brix coworking, our new offices feature both private office space and space we share with other non-profits and businesses. Our address is now 30 W. Mifflin, Suite 602, Madison, WI 53703. Join them on Facebook Live over the lunch hour on October 7th at 12:00 pm for an online open house.

Director of Music Ministry (Sun Prairie)

Position includes directing and accompanying the Chancel Choir (adult) and keyboard responsibilities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  Choir has about 20 members. We have an 8-year-old Kawai 6′ grand in the sanctuary. The organ will be a 13 rank Casavant, which is in the final stages of installation. Salary is dependent on experience, with the pay range between $100 and $135 per service.  The Chancel Choir salary is between $3500 and $4000 per 9-month annual period.