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Our faith-formation leaders work hard to learn the methods, strategies and knowledge they need to stay sharp and current so they can serve God’s people most effectively.

United Lutheran Seminary – One of seven ELCA seminaries, ULS offers graduate degree programs and continuing education opportunities at its campuses in Gettysburg and Philadelphia.

The Stevenson School for Ministry – Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania’s educational outreach offers vocational and continuing training for ministry professionals, as well as enrichment for all of God’s people.

The Parish Resource Center – Based in Lancaster, Parish Resource Center works with churches and nonprofits to help increase the capacity of their staff, volunteers, and boards to meet their goals and mission.

Church Offerings:
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December 3 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.: Caring For Creation Today Workshop
Facilitated by Stephanie Lower, Certified Creation Care Ambassador with the ELCA’s Blessed Tomorrow coalition.  Join us for an interactive workshop and discussion on how we can engage as a community to prepare for a changing climate, make new choices and empower you to take action so that together we can make a difference. Topics to be covered include:

  • Why Lutherans Care for Creation
  • Our Faith and Creation Care
  • How Climate Impacts Our Ministries
  • Climate Solutions and Benefits
  • What We Can Do in Faith
  • Advocacy and Your Call to Action

Click here to register.

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from Luther Seminary

Spit and Mud:  The Messy Miracle of Sight – How many times have you sung the words “I was blind but now I see?” If you’re like us, probably more times than you can remember, much less count. Have you ever stopped to think, though, “but now what?”

What good is sight if it doesn’t give us vision? A vision for what’s really going on around us, in private pain and public sorrow. And are we really healed – are we really something other than blind – if we see pain, oppression, and injustice and refuse to do something about it?

That’s why we’re bringing you a new learning community for Christian leaders who want to dive deep into the practice of Christian anti-racism. It’s called Spit and Mud: The Messy Miracle of Sight. Maybe you’ve come to terms with racism in your life, your church, or your theology and need a framework for tearing it down.

If that’s you, we have good news. We’ve partnered with the Rev. Dr. Fatimah Salleh to create a learning space to dive deeper into the work of anti-racism, activism through presence, and the building of beloved community.

Over the course of 10 months, from January through October 2021, she will be guiding small groups of leaders – people just like you – through this vital, complicated, and necessary work.

Click here for more information and to sign-up now.