The Leadership Development Ministry Team supports both Lay and Rostered leaders in the Synod, with resources that inform, equip and partner with congregations. This Committee is always eager to hear from you with other ideas or suggestions as to how better to serve you, so please contact us through the Synod office. (email@example.com)
2021 Lay Educational Opportunity – February 20 and March 6, 2021
information available here
2020 Congregational Life Event – October 17, 2020 LIFT
2019 Congregational Life Event
April 6, 2019 (8:30am – 4:00pm) Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Red Deer
Videos from April 6:
Keynote Speaker: Archdeacon Travis Enright
Travis Enright, who serves as Archdeacon for Indigenous Ministries – The Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, will offer perspectives on two World Views, the Western Christian world view, and the Cree (Indigenous) world view. He will explore these world views in the contexts of space, time, family, and life. He will also outline a convergence of the two world views that will help the church and society journey together.
He is a member of the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. He is of Cree and Irish background: his mother, and other members of the family, went to the Gordon’s Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan; his father came from Ireland to Canada as a boy, and moved to a Catholic orphanage after his mother died.
Travis is a Parish Priest working out of St. Faith Anglican Church, located in a poor inner city neighbourhood in Edmonton. It is a parish with a diverse community of people, with varying degrees of Christian upbringing. Since becoming an Anglican priest in 2007, Travis has been involved in social justice for vulnerable populations. He has been an advocate, both as Co-Chair of the local planning team for the Edmonton Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and as Chair of the City of Edmonton’s Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee. He has had extensive educational experience, both in the western academic tradition, and in the tradition of Cree spirituality.
Blanket Exercise Presenter: Anne Harding and Friends
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Congregational Life Event – “Sanctuary in the 21st Century” with Keynote Rev. John Dowds, City of Edmonton Chaplain.