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. During Lutheran Week in Denver, the Mission Festival is designed to inspire and serve as a resource to congregations. This includes specific “break out” sessions on a variety of topics. One of the most requested topics by NALC Leaders is “The Priesthood of All Believers Gets Practical.”
In a day and age where it’s difficult to get people involved because of our busy schedules and theirs… We want to help people connect to use their God-given talents and gifts. It’s not just about another thing on the “to-do” list, but inviting people into the mission field. We have good news! There are tools that make it a lot easier! Yes, it is easier to just do it yourself sometimes, but we are not called to be the lonely voice crying for help, out in the desert. We are called into the Body of Christ. This breakout could also be entitled “The Digital World – Part 2.” How do I create a PowerPoint? Do I need a license for that? Other random tools in a digital world that can be helpful for everyday life.
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, 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, Tony is a nationally certified firefighter and EMT and has used these skill to serve in the community as well as disaster responses statewide. 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.
For more information about schedules, hotel information, or to register today for Lutheran Week – please visit: 2018 Lutheran Week. For additional information about other breakouts and presenters, please visit: 2018 Mission Festival.