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ELEA Church School Gathering

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Church School ministry – it’s a unique and special calling for congregations. Across the ELCA, there are about 1400 congregations with weekday school ministries – from early education centers to elementary and secondary schools. These ministries provide some of the most potentially relevant and effective missional connections with their neighborhoods. They can also be extremely challenging in terms of organization, economics, leadership and partnership.

Join us for a one-day conference tailored for all who lead and serve these pivotal ministries. Our featured speaker is Gayle Denny, Executive Director of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association , the membership organization for ELCA Schools and Learning Centers. Also presenting will be Nancy Bond, whose organization provides HR and Insurance services to ELCA schools across the US. Bishop R. Guy Erwin of the Southwest California Synod will join us as well.

In addition to presentations, our day will include opportunities to meet other pastors, administrators and church school stakeholders. Lunch conversations will focus on a number of ministry dimensions unique to church school settings. An open session for Church School Q&A will be included, with time for conversation on future collaboration to advocate for these crucial Church School ministries.

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March 30, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


First Lutheran Church, Torrance
2900 W. Carson Street
Torrance, CA United States
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