An Overview of the ELCA Candidacy Process

I invite you and members of your communities to join me for a presentation Overview of the ELCA Candidacy Process as it is lived out in the SC Synod., and for conversation. The presentation will be Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. University Lutheran Church...

The Church: A Sacred Partnership

Exploring the Shift from Consumer Culture to Sacred Partnering By The Rev. Ginny Aebischer It is not uncommon for some people to think of Church as a business. In fact, many people have emphatically told me, “Pastor, you need to remember that the Church is a...

South Carolina Synod Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

By The Rev. Ginny Aebischer, Assistant to the Bishop Imagine walking the streets of Jerusalem or sloshing through the waters of Hezekiah’s tunnel. Imagine learning on the steps of the Temple Mount; praying at the Western (“Wailing”) Wall or in the Garden of Gethsemane...

The Deception of Attraction: Why Mission Matters

Exploring the Shift from Attractional Church to Missional Church By The Rev. Eric Wolf I’m willing to bet that the phrase “Attractional Church” — if you know what that means, doesn’t bring to mind a Lutheran congregation right off the bat; and if I were making a bet,...