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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where All Can Safely Live

Reconciling Work’s “Where All Can Safely Live” is an anti-bullying curriculum that gives an introduction to what bullying is, how it functions, and why we as Christians are called to prevent it from happening in our communities. This curriculum is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to stopping bullying. However, this guide provides a basic […]

Enough

Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity is an invitation “to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices.” It’s a great devotional resource that can be used with the council, small groups, or as part of a sermon series or congregation-wide study. Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when […]

Work Out Process

LEAD’s Work Out Process is a ten-step program undertaken by a congregation to accompany leaders as they deepen their theological understanding, expand relationships beyond their comfort zones, and recognize the gifts, resources, assets, and humanity of all people. A connecting team will lead the process in the congregation by first moving through the steps themselves and then […]

10 Minute Toolbox

LEAD’s 10 Minute Toolbox is a monthly video series for growing leaders Rediscover the joy of Christian leadership and discipleship – Leadership is Joy. Let us see together how God’s joy can transform our ministries. Hear what joy means to a variety of leaders then share with your leadership team or council. LEAD’s 10 Minute Toolbox […]