Resources


Safe Gatherings

Safe Gatherings is an online abuse prevention program that screens and educates staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in group settings. When employees and volunteers are trained to identify potential abusers, recognize the signs of abuse, and know how to handle reporting, they are better equipped to prevent […]

LEAD’s Annual Roadmap

LEAD’s 7 step guide: congregational goal setting and faith formation Two editions: one for congregational goal setting and one specifically designed for setting faith formation goals. Are you looking for ways to do more than what you have been doing? Do you sometimes feel like your congregation is building the road as you drive on […]

LEAD Values Cards

One of the fundamental elements of moving forward as a ministry is identifying the values that matter most as a community. LEAD Values Cards provide a fun, engaging way to help any group begin the conversation about what values are most important to them. What’s Included: 48 cards with possible values (and a definition for […]

LEAD Lenten Resources

LEAD’s resources are designed to be used by all ages and have been particularly meaningful for intergenerational groups. The five contemplative prayer liturgies are accompanied with coloring pages as well as full color and black & white images for use during Lent. Each of the print-ready 2-page liturgies includes: Invocation Confession Scripture readings Prayer Time of […]

LEAD Lenten Resources

LEAD’s resources are designed to be used by all ages and have been particularly meaningful for intergenerational groups. The 2017 theme, Let the Living Water Lead Us, looks at the water flowing through the Gospel texts: Week 1 – Temptation of Jesus, Week 2 – Nicodemus Visits Jesus, Week 3 – Jesus and the Woman […]

Faithful Metrics

“If congregations spend all their time measuring the same things that other nonprofits focus on without bothering to set metrics that are faith based, why do they exist? Isn’t this missing the point?” -from Faithful Metrics The past is a powerful influencer of the future. If we let them, the decisions we made yesterday will determine […]

Advent 2017

LEAD’s Advent resources for your home and congregation – print-ready for worship and reflection Using readings from the Psalm and Second readings of the Revised Common Lectionary, LEAD’s Advent resources include: Bulletins with liturgy and prayers (in both color and black & white versions) Images to color Guided spiritual practices The Advent resources are free, however, […]

Reconciling in Christ

The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations. Lutheran communities that publicly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are accepted onto the Reconciling in Christ roster which now exceeds 600 settings. Most groups start the process of consideration by engaging in a study program or series of educational […]

Building an Inclusive Church

A good way to begin the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) conversation is through the Building an Inclusive Church toolkit and training. A Building an Inclusive Church (BIC) training helps you design and implement a journey for your congregation to publicly and intentionally welcome people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Building an Inclusive Church equips you with […]

RIC Congregational Assessment

What speed should your community’s Reconciling in Christ (RIC) journey be paced? The congregational self-assessment tool is designed to pace your welcoming process and take the temperature of your congregation’s overall temperament when considering extending a specific welcome to LGBTQ people. Be critical and honest when you complete this tool so it can help you characterize […]