Teaching Congregations transitioned to Christian Public Leader at the end of the 2013 – 2014 academic year. In 2014 - 2015, Teaching Congregations will be offered only to students completing their graduation requirements as per the distributive curriculum. This will remain a non-credit degree requirement. Students and supervisors should be in touch with Contextual Learning at contextuallearning@luthersem.edu.

CHRISTIAN PUBLIC LEADER SITE LIST

IMPORTANT NOTE

The Site List below is for the Teaching Congregations program. In 2014 - 2015, Teaching Congregations will be offered only to students completing their graduation requirements as per the distributive curriculum. This will remain a non-credit degree requirement. Students and supervisors should be in touch with Contextual Learning at contextuallearning@luthersem.edu prior to contacting sites on this list.

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[SITE FULL] Shepherd of the Hills

Address:5900 JFK Blvd.
City:North Little Rock
State:AR
Zip:72116-5638
Phone:501-753-8134
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Email:shlc1974@sbcglobal.net
Demonination:ELCA
Baptized Membership:44
Confirmed Membership:38
Average Sunday Attendance:24
Paid Staff:Assistant - Ann Collie
Organist - Misty Allen
Access to Public Transit:Bus stop right in front of church property
Congregation Description:Community – In transition from aging white middle class to a younger multiracial population
Schedule – Sunday worship – 10:30, Bible Studies – Sunday 9;15, Wednesday 6:00 PM, Thursday 10:30 AM, Renewal meeting – Every other Thursday 7:00 PM
Ministries beyond the congregation – Hope Food Pantry, Homeless shelters in Little Rock; Our House and Compassion Center
Major Transition issues – Mean age of congregation is 72, Long established core group is dying or moving away to be with family
Congregation Keywords:Urban, all white in a transitioning multicultural neighborhood

Mentor Pastor: Jim Stelzl

Email:stelzljimm@hotmail.com
Phone:501-773-0803
Years in Ordained Ministry:4
Years in Current Position:7 - 1st three as Licensed Lay Leader - TEEM
Previous Students Supervised:0
Autobiography:Bio - 67 year old 2nd career pastor - entered the Roster through the TEEM route
Current reading - Giving to God, Loving Jesus, not a fan, For all the saints - a prayer book for and by the church, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, Southern Living
Continuing Education – Crossing Preaching Conference, Monthly Pastor Support Group
Community Involvement – Chair of the North Little Rock Ministerial Affiliation, Procure food for Hope Food Pantry and the Little Rock Compassion Center
Interests and hobbies – Cooking, walking