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Toolkits provide helpful resources for leaders in the field. There are no “silver bullets” to face complex challenges. Instead, what is required by leaders and ministry groups is the following:
- Dedication to meet and pray together consistently,
- Focus on listening to one another, and,
- Willingness to identify pathways forward together.
Toolkits are part of the solution for leaders doing their best work together. When used in the environment described above, toolkits provide direction and a common vision built on prayer and discussion.
Legacy Discussion Guide 1 Video: What is a Congregation and why are we here?
Legacy Discussion Guide 2 Video: Is Our Congregation Immortal?
Legacy Discussion Guide 3 Video: Understanding the Congregation Life Cycle
Legacy Discussion Guide 4 Video: Healthy Practices to Encourage Congregation Legacy
Legacy Discussion Guide 5 Video: Missio Dei
Legacy Discussion Guide 6 VIDEO: Marks of Congregational Decline
Legacy Discussion Guide 7 VIDEO: What Does It Mean to Leave a Legacy?
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Sabbatical Toolkit Intro Letter Click the Access the Resource button to download the PDF.
Off-Ramp to Sabbatical Toolkit Click the Access the Resource button to download the PDF
Congregations and schools should feel free to copy and paste info from the examples here to include in their own manuals and/or bylaws. These were submitted by real NOW District
Legacy Video 1: President Linnemann Introduces the Legacy Discernment Process (What is a Congregation& Why are We Here?) from Northwest District LCMS on Vimeo.
Legacy Video 2: Is Our Congregation Immortal? from Northwest District LCMS on Vimeo.
Legacy Video 3: Understanding the Congregation Life Cycle from Northwest District LCMS on Vimeo.
Legacy Video 4: Healthy Practices to Encourage Congregational Legacy from Northwest District LCMS on Vimeo.
The Missio Dei – Building on God's Mission Foundation from Northwest District LCMS on Vimeo.