The Academy – November 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.

The month of November features the topic:  “Be Visionary.”   Nehemiah, chapter one, tells the story of a visionary. Nehemiah had been living in exile all his life and had never known anything but captivity. He began to hear that the Jews were starting to return to the Promised Land, but the news coming back was not good. Nehemiah wanted so much to be a part of the restoration of Israel. Nehemiah got to work—for if he ever had a chance to return to Israel, he would be prepared. Sharpening your vision and defining your mission requires strategic planning and preparation. Originally aired live, November 6, 2018 at 11:00 am EST.  

Pastor Tony Ede graduated from Waldorf College, where he earned an AA Degree in Electronic Communications and a BA in Multimedia Communications.  Graduating from Luther Seminary in 2006, Tony worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the homiletics department, helping to teach classes on using media and technology in worship and preaching. Pastor Ede has served at Bethany Lutheran Churches in the Danish Village of Kimballton, Iowa; as the teaching pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Webster City, IA; and currently serves as the senior pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran in Manchester.  As part of commitment to life-long learning, Pastor Tony earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2017 from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA with concentration on organizational development. Following a long family tradition, Pastor Tony is also a nationally certified firefighter and EMT and has used these skill to serve in the community as well as disaster responses statewide. Pastor Tony was married to LeAnn at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton, IA on August 17th, 2002. They have three sons that keep them busy: Carver, Liam and Burke.   

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