Northwest Synod of Wisconsin
Leadership Development for the Sake of Faith Formation
What is Practice Discipleship?
A movement of faith formation leadership and development
A ministry of the ELCA Youth Ministry Network
Encouragement of Faith Practices: Pray, Worship, Serve, Study, Give, Encourage, & Invite
Leadership teams throughout the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin
Where does Practice Discipleship happen?
Synod events, conference gatherings
Hosted by congregations or off-site locations
Establish monthly faith formation meetings in each of the 7 conferences
Heart of the North
St. Croix Valley
Why participate in Practice Discipleship Training?
Practicing Discipleship is Biblical (Matthew 28)
Compassionate, Faithful, Christian leadership can happen when we are equipped well
PD allows anyone with a passion and calling for faith formation to engage in active leadership
We should be joyfully responding to Christ's call to "Go and make disciples"
Gives us the opportunity to collaborate with, support, encourage, share with, and uplift one another in ministry
How does Practice Discipleship training happen?
Find ways to connect with all possible Faith Formation and CYF (Children, Youth & Family) ministry leadership throughout the NWSWI (staff, volunteers, rostered, lay, etc.)
Seek out the greatest needs, challenges, or curiosities in Faith Formation/ CYF leadership in our synod
Seek a volunteer team who can help facilitate training opportunities in each conference
Community Life (facility atmosphere, snacks, hospitality, etc.)
Technology (Facebook page, website)
Bible Study Leader/Chaplain
curriculum to lead training events, equip youth leadership
Wondering About Creation
Wondering in Prayer
Wondering About Confirmation
Wondering Through Service Learning
Wondering About the Church
Wondering With Children and Youth
Create custom training opportunities that meet specific and unique needs throughout the synod
Weekend leadership retreats
Training events during synod gatherings
Youth Worker's Network meetings
Create a free website