Join Concordia College-New York on a Service Learning trip to Nicaragua this Summer, August 2-10, 2014.
We will be building homes and working with the community on service projects. We'll also experience the vibrant local cultural highlights and sights. Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann, Campus Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion will be leading the group. Scholarships are available for current Concordia students and all are welcome to join. Help make a difference!
March 8th was a beautiful day at the Concordia College-NY campus in Bronxville and the Atlantic District's event attracted 380 participants, a record for Festival of Workshops.
Innovative workshop titles included a three-part Teen Track and workshops led by special presenters, Social Media specialist, Rev. Matthew Peeples, The Point, Knoxville, TN and "Next Generation Advocate," Michelle Thompson. Ms. Thompson was the keynote speaker. Videos of the opening session include the SRO crowd singing along with Blake Flattley, Worship Leader, Our Saviour New York.
View some video of the event...
Matt Peeples Lead/Founding Pastor of The Point, and a special presenter at the March 8th Atlantic District Festival of Workshops, shares with readers about leadership in ministry:
A lot of churches are considering doing a mobile app, but aren't sure if it is worth the money. From my experience it is worth every penny and then some!
When we launched our app in March of 2012 over 50% of all data usage was by mobile devices. In one year that number sky rocketed! Just look at all the people you see using smart phones. A study in the November 2013 issue of Inc. Magazine showed that 72% of men and 62% of women don't go an hour without checking their smart phones. Many companies are running hashtags with commercials because they have found most people play on their smart phones while watching TV. The experts even go so far to say if your site is not mobile friendly it is worthless! Be honest, how many of you take your phone with you to the bathroom? Ok that's not a statistic; it's just a little anecdotal evidence.
Read more of the story from Lutheran Church Extension Fund's Leader to Leader Newsletter, February 24, 2014 http://blog.lcef.org/2014/02/24/the-value-of-a-mobile-app-for-your-church/>>>
A story about Christ Woodside's multicultural mission and ministry is posted on the LCEF website.