Applying is easy and you can get started online.
Find classes and events that enrich your faith and strengthen your congregation.
Your support ensures that future church leaders can pursue their call to ministry today.
Three pastors who have experience growing their congregations through changing times will be honored for their faithful and wise pastoral leadership.
The Faithfulness in Ministry Cross Awards for 2013 will be presented during Mid-Winter Convocation on Wednesday, Feb. 6, during worship at 11 a.m., in Luther Seminary's Chapel of the Incarnation.
Pastor Paul H. Christenson, '59, is known for his infectious spirit, talent and energy in proclaiming the Gospel and leading his congregations to connect with their context and reach out to those around them. He was enthusiastically nominated by First Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa, where he served from 1972-1987.
Pastor J. David Whelan, '95, of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, Wis., led his congregation through a time of staff transition and reduced budget to emerge into a growing and service oriented congregation. By leading his congregation in a new ministry directions, the people of Peace Lutheran see a new calling to serve their community.
Pastor Debra Samuelson, '83, led Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Minneapolis, Minn. through a time of transition and uncertainty, leading its people to reach out to the neighborhood in new ways, witnessing to youth and families, with hope and joy. The people of Good Shepherd have created a supportive bond with several Ethiopian congregations here and in Africa.
Join us at the 2013 Mid-Winter Convocation and the presentation of the Faithfulness in Ministry Cross Awards. Registration is now open!
Learn more about the Faithfulness in Ministry Cross Awards.
Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive timely resources and news you can use.
Sign up now
Select..April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015
Your support ensures that future church leaders can pursue their call in ministry.