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Welcome to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is a church of more than 4 million members who actively participate in God s work in the world. We believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

With our hands, we do God s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ s name throughout the world. We are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for you here. We live in many different communities, span all ages, cultures and races and bring to this church unique life experiences and perspectives. Seek answers to your questions and discover what God is calling you to in life.

A congregation is a diverse community of believers who gather for worship, exploring God s word together, mutual care and support, and equipping one another to live and serve in the world.

More than 4 million members of the ELCA gather in nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 states, Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands. Chances are there is a congregation near you. Find a congregation today and connect with other people who are committed to participating in what God is up to in the world.

We believe that we all have a calling a vocation to follow Christ s example of serving and loving our neighbor, pursuing justice and peace in the world. The ways in which lay leaders serve this church, their

communities and the world are as diverse as the strengths, life experiences, interests and skills each person brings with them as part of their unique story. Learn more about yourself, how and where God may be calling you as a leader and what opportunities there are for further preparing yourself.

Rostered leaders are called, equipped and theologically trained to serve in the ELCA on a roster (or list) to do God s work in the world. There are a variety of rostered leaders, including ordained pastors and different types of lay rostered leaders.

Rostered leaders work in congregations, special ministries, social service agencies, youth and family ministries, schools and colleges, parish nursing, and wherever God is at work and calling leaders to serve. Do you have a sense that God is calling you to serve? Learn more about the process and opportunities for ministry.

New York School of Urban Ministry – Astoria-Long Island City – Elementary


New York School of Urban Ministry

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Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary: Certificate in Ministry #certificate #in #ministry, #cim, #austin


Certificate In Ministry (CIM)

The Certificate in Ministry is a primarily online program for church leaders and others seeking substantive theological education but who are not planning to pursue study in a degree program. Seven courses are required to complete the certificate program.

Anyone who seeks theological preparation for church leadership or wishes to enrich his/her personal theological understanding will be well-served by the CIM program. In particular, the CIM may meet requirements for Commissioned Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and for leadership in other Christian traditions.


  • Church History (online)
  • Reading the Bible Theologically (online)
  • Worship and Preaching (online with some on campus instruction)
  • Christian Education (online with some on campus instruction)
  • Pastoral Care and Leadership (online)
  • Ministry Foundations in Bible and Theology (online)


  • PC(USA) Polity (online)
  • Comparative Religion (online)
  • Introducing Christian Ethics (online)
  • Effective Church Leadership
  • Evangelism
  • Additional courses are in development


Spring 2017: March 27 June 2
Application Deadline is February 10

CIM.03R Worship and Preaching, taught by Professor Carolyn Helsel
CIM.06R Ministry Foundations in Bible and Theology, taught by Professor John Alsup

Fall 2017. Sept 5 Nov 10
Application Deadline is July 14

CIM.04R Christian Education, taught by Professor David White
CIM.09E Introducing Christian Ethics, taught by Professor Asante Todd


If you are interested in this program, please click on the “Application” link below. You may register for courses as soon as you have been admitted to the program; please allow up to two weeks to process your application.

Muslims Outnumber Christians in More than 30 Church Schools #british #muslims, #catholic


Muslims Outnumber Christians in More than 30 Church Schools

Muslims outnumber Christian pupils in more than 30 church schools nationwide, including one which proudly proclaims to have a “100 per cent Muslim population”.

The Church of England has estimated that around 20 of its schools have more Muslim than Christian background pupils, while according to the Catholic Education Service, about 15 Catholic schools said the same.

St. Thomas in Werneth, Oldham, has no Christian pupils according to its website, although the Rev Nick Andrewes, who chairs the school’s governors says that figure is “a little out of date”. While 98 per cent of pupils attending Staincliffe C of E Junior School in Batley, West Yorkshire, “come from a Muslim background”, according to its most recent religious inspection report in 2015.

The Rev Nigel Genders, the Church of England’s chief education officer, has told The Times that at Bishop Bridgeman C of E Primary School in Bolton, 90 per cent of pupils were Muslim.

He added: “Yet it feels like a Church of England school.”

He said: “It goes back to the principle that we are not faith schools serving a Christian population but church schools serving the local community.”

Although it is a requirement for both Catholic and CofE schools, which receive government funding, to have a daily act of collective worship that is recognisably Christian, many of the schools appear to be accommodating both Christian and Muslim practices.

Some have incorporated Islamic prayers into their worship acts and allow girls to wear headscarves as part of the official uniform.

All Saints Church of England Primary in Bradford sells hijabs to its pupils.

The website for St. Thomas’ school notes that the school observes “both Christian and Muslim festivals”, while Staincliffe holds shared assembly services with an imam and a parish priest, referred to as the “men in black”, each term.

Their Remembrance Day service includes Islamic as well as Christian prayers, and the school schedules staff training days to coincide with the Islamic festival Eid to improve its attendance ratings, because most Muslim pupils would expect not to attend on those days.

Staincliffe’s website gives its motto as “one team together”, and says it is proud to be “cohesive, inclusive and caring” and “a church school serving a majority Muslim community”.

Education experts have suggested that the schools be turned into secular schools to avoid pupils becoming confused.

Professor Alan Smithers, director of the centre for education at the University of Buckingham, said: “The Church of England has traditionally provided education in this country but now that risks being an uncomfortable experience for the Muslim pupils that fill many of these schools.

“It must also be very confusing for the handful of Christian pupils in some of them. It would seem logical these schools become secular institutions.”

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Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church – The All Inclusive Catholic Church in

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Our Mission Statement at Most Holy Redeemer

Most Holy Redeemer Parish is a Christian Community in the Roman Catholic tradition. The parish draws people from isolation to community, from searching to awakening, from indifference to concern, from selfishness to meaningful service, from fear in the midst of adversity to faith and hope in God.

The community of Most Holy Redeemer shares God s compassionate love with all people. The parish offers a spiritual home to all: senior citizens and youth; single people and families; those who are straight, gay, lesbian, and transgendered; the healthy and the sick, particularly persons with HIV disease.

As a parish community, we celebrate God s loving presence in our lives. In worship and sacrament, especially the Eucharist, we are nurtured and challenged to extend God s kingdom of justice, truth, love and peace by growing in the spirit of Jesus, the Most Holy Redeemer.

Most Holy Redeemer is teaming up with International Rescue Committee to collect household and other items for refugee welcome boxes. We will be collecting donated items at the weekend Masses beginning September 10th and 11th. These welcoming boxes can make a refugee family s house feel like a home. Please click on the flyer to see what items we will be collecting.

RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults begins with inquiry September 7th and 14th by appointmetn and session begins September 28th at 7pm in the rectory.

Saturday, September 10th: Free Women s Vocal Workshop conducted by our own Sabrina Romero-Wilson 11am to 1:30pm in the church Workshop is open to the public and all are welcome.

Saturday, September 11th: The annual MHR Parish BBQ in the Garden after the 10am Mass.

Saturday, September 24th: Liturgical Ministers Workshop 9am to 1pm in Ellard Hall This workshop is for Most Holy Redeemer Acolyte, Eucharistic Minister, Hospitality and Lector Ministries.