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 […]

Creating Congregations of Generous People

Creating Congregations of Generous People is an easy-to-read book, suggesting that annual pledge drives inadvertently perpetuate low-level and same-level giving in congregations. The goal of this book is to aid pastors and lay leaders in initiating and sustaining effective stewardship ministries. Durall believes that asking for money eventually becomes routine, even tedious. However, nurturing a congregation […]

Ask, Thank, Tell

Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation is a helpful “how to” guide for congregational leaders seeking to guide members into a more spiritual understanding of financial stewardship instead of seeing stewardship as a way to raise money for the budget. The goal of this book, says author Charles Lane, is to perform a […]

Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate

Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship is a great resource to help congregational leaders rethink financial stewardship for the 21st century. It focuses on how churches, as non-profit organizations, can leverage the practices of other non-profit organizations that are better at fundraising and donor follow-up. People don’t give to church because […]

RHW Consulting

Coach, Creator, Consultant Founded by Rozella Haydée White, RHW Consulting was born out of a deep desire to help others become aware of who God has created them to be and grow in their love, understanding and compassion of self in order to be in authentic relationship with others, and use their gifts to transform […]