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Archive for October, 2010

I haven’t seen their eyes glaze over….

Friday, October 29th, 2010

 I received this great affirmation note today regarding re:form, our new confirmation resource from our ecumenical publishing division, sparkhouse. “There are several of us pastors in SWT Synod who are using it. It seems to be a great resource. I know the boys in my confirmation class are learning and are having fun at the […]

Green gets Greener!

Friday, October 29th, 2010

In late 2009, our ecumenical publishing division, sparkhouse, debuted ReNew: The Green VBS, an environmentally focused Vacation Bible School curriculum that inspires kids to grow in faith, have fun, and change the world as they practice the stewardship God’s of creation. Grounded in the Jesus' Parable of the Sower, ReNew empowers kids through hope, opportunity, and service.   […]

Who do you know?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

 Is Augsburg Fortress a ministry?  Absolutely!  Is Augsburg Fortress a business?  Absolutely!  And, in keeping with this duality, we have a somewhat unusual governance system. Augsburg Fortress has a 15-person Board of Trustees..  Members are elected by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly and serve 6-year terms.  Every two years, one-third of our Board goes off and is […]

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