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Important note: The following listing includes Christian Public Leader mentor sites for Master of Divinity (M.Div.) students from Fall 2014. New sites for Fall 2015 will be posted in mid-August.

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[SITE FULL] Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church

Address:5530 42nd Avenue N

Student Information

What kind of Christian Public Leader student would be right for you:Someone who is interested in exploring congregational ministry and/or collaborative ministry. We are part of an expanding collaborative ministry of 8 ELCA congregations called WILDFIRE.
How many students have you worked with in the past:6 interns
How many rising students or seminarians do you work with currently:1
For this coming semester, what is the maximum number of students with whom you could work:3
What is the optimal length of learning for students working with you:4 semesters
Why would this length of time be best:I think a longer time is better so that the Seminarian would get to know the congregation - and the congregation could encourage and support the Seminarian.

Site Information - [THIS SITE IS FULL]

Site keywords:* collaborative ministry with 7 other ELCA congregation; * FLWers love Seminarians * Strategic Planning this year * Stewardship; Evangelism outreach * Great people!
What is your congregation or nonprofit organization all about:Grow in Faith; Go in Grace; Serve the Lord is our tagline. We are a liturgical church with a traditional style worship that includes a wide range of music. We are doing strategic planning for the future. We are working in collaborative ministry with 7 other ELCA churches in a program called WILDFIRE.
Please tell us a bit about your site:Faith-Lilac Way began 71 years ago and is comprised of people of faith who live in the neighborhood and in the surrounding area. Our WILDFIRE vision is: Wildfire: A new Way of Being church for the sake of the world. Our congregational vision is to be witnesses of God's love inside and outside our doors.
Please tell us what a student can learn at your site:I share ministry. That includes: Education - Adult, Sr. High, Confirmation & Children's; Worship leadership: leading and preaching. Visitation: nursing home and individual shut-ins. Evangelism outreach. Participation in WILDFIRE, a new collaborative ministry with 7 other ELCA congregations. We love seminarians!

Mentor Information: Pamela Stalheim Lane

Current position:Pastor
Please tell us a little bit about yourself as a Christian public leader:I was baptized on Christmas eve when I was but 19 days old and have been blessed ever since. I attended St. Olaf college and Luther Seminary in St. Paul. I continue my education through educational opportunities such as the Festival of Homiletics and Mission Redevelopment Conference but by updating technical skills such as the Staffing seminar. I was called to FLW first as a part time associate pastor and then 7 years ago as the solo pastor. I am also a supervisor for interns, on the Candidacy committee and a Police chaplain. My goal is to preach Christ and to shine and equip others to shine the light of Christ on friends, neighbors, others. My faith has been formed and transformed by parents, pastors, friends and children.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself as a mentor of students:I have worked with Luther Seminary interns, helping to prepare them to live a life of Christian public leadership in the role of a parish pastor. I share ministry, experiences and allow students to try new things. I encourage and seek to be a mentor and guide for the students as they explore the role of pastor.