The month of July features the topic: “Ministry and Relationships.” Building relationships is a key component to ministry. Whether through formal visitation, understanding the needs of your community, getting the opportunity to know your neighbors, building relationships within your congregation so their needs are known, or the plethora of opportunities to be involved with existing programs and ministries in your community, relationships are key to renewal, revival, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. After all, you can’t have “Life-to-Life” Discipleship without relationships! Taking the time to build relationships inside and outside your congregation also helps to promote health and ward off potential miscommunications and unnecessary conflict. While it sounds like common sense, with the busy schedules of today or the constant tug of challenges we face as a culture, it can be easy for the urgent to crowd out the important. If we are honest, relationships take time, work, and can be messy. This month’s session of the Academy addresses a host of questions and challenges articulated by our leaders. To access the handout from this webinar, please visit: The Academy – July 2018.
The NALC is committed to the renewal of all our congregations, working to develop and deliver resources that challenge and open the NALC to the work of the Holy Spirit in our ministry and mission. Each month we will be hosting a free webinar based on expressed needs by NALC Leaders, for NALC Leaders. For more information on The Academy, please visit: The Academy.