Southeastern Synod ELCA
Webinar: Congregational Presidents and council leaders (ROUND 3)
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

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Guidance for Your Congregation Amidst this Pandemic (ROUND 3)

Hosted by Bishop Strickland and synod staff

For Council Presidents and council leaders

Thank you for joining us on Monday, June 22, for our third round of conversations directed towards guiding you - our congregations' leaders - through the challenges of doing life and ministry in the midst of a pandemic and national unrest.  This series of webinars is to help you as church leaders to give support to your pastors and deacons as they continue to lead in these times.

Here are some items we wish to share with you as a follow-up to our webinar, including a recording of the webinar.


COVID-19 Updates:

Stewardship Resources:

Diversity and Justice:

  • Southeastern Synod Diversity and Justice web page
  • Bishop Strickland invites every congregation to create a “Diversity and Justice” team (or whatever you would like to call it) in 2020 to work on the ways we live out our baptismal promises to strive for justice and peace and to love all of God’s creation. Working in each of our congregations to combat exclusion of any kind and work to build the kingdom where ALL means ALL. 
  • Upcoming activies:
    • Synod Facebook Live - Thursday, July 9th, 10am EDT, Children’s Time with the Bishop: “It’s OK to be Different” by: Sharon Purtill and Illustrated by: Sujata Saha
    • Sunday, July 19, 3:00pm EDT / 2:00pm CDT - "JUST MERCY" Movie and Discussion
    • Tuesday, July 21, 7:00pm EDT / 6:00pm CDT - Discussion with Rev. Robert W. Lee  (details to be announced sson)

Video Project:  Thrive / Your Generosity Matters

Children and Youth Ministry:

  • AFFIRM 2020 and SESLYO Assembly 2020 were held online over the past two weekends, where over 100 youth and adults gathered for faith formation activies.
  • To help equip children, youth, and family ministry leaders, we are holding this upcoming webinar:


Thank you for joining us!  Be well, dear friends!

+ In Christ,

Bishop Kevin Strickland and Your Southeastern Synod Staff

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Monday, June 22, 2020 – 7:00pm EDT / 6:00pm CDT

We continue to collectively navigate a return to some types of in-person gatherings.  We may be wondering about what next steps should be in place, or when we should actually gather back together for worship and other congregational gatherings, major items we need to vote on, and more.   Bishop Strickland and members of the synod staff would like to spend some time with you helping you to discern some of those next steps, hear your concerns, share resources to help you, and to share recommendations from our COVID-19 task force.  Please join us for this time of conversations and guidance. Bishop Strickland wishes to hear from you as leaders in your congregations.

In order to hold safe and secure Zoom meetings, we will need you to sign up below to receive an invite to your Zoom session.  Once registerd, you will receive a confirmation email with the information for the Zoom meeting.

For further questions, click here to conact Pr. Michael Jannett.

(A recording of this webinar will be recorded and posted back on this page, as well as our YouTube channel, in the days following this webinar.)

Click here to Register, or click the REGISTER button on this page.