Division For Congregational Ministries board Chicago, Nov. 2-4
Authorized a review of the first phase of "Renewing worship," the five-year plan for developing ELCA worship resources. Phase one included consultations on music, preaching, language and worship space. A draft of worship "principles" was formed based on those four topics and is posted at www.renewingworship.org for study and response.
Heard results of a study on the working relationship between the division and Augsburg Fortress, Publishers. The study found critical issues need to be addressed before the relationship between the two can be strengthened and maintained.
Endorsed a plan for the ELCA Youth Ministries and Gathering team, including the mission statement "to build and cultivate the capacity of the church to serve youth, young adults and families so all may live for the glory of the Triune God and for the good of creation."
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