Teaching Resources

SHIFT: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church with author Mark Tidsworth

This page contains information discussed at the 2016 Synod Leadership Days. Specifically included are the videos with Mark Tidsworth discussing his book SHIFT: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church. These videos cover important cultural changes that all congregations are now learning to deal with. They focus on three core tasks: shifting from membership to discipleship models of being the Church; shifting from attraction to mission in our core ways of acting like the Church; and shifting from our disciples being seen as consumers of the church product, and instead becoming Sacred Partners in the mission, vision, and values of our faith lived out together. We are also including a worksheet to foster discussion.

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SHIFT: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church Video Worksheet

SHIFT: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church Video Worksheet

Baptism

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Baptism Series Part 1

Baptism Series Part 1

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Baptism Series Part 2

Baptism Series Part 2

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Baptism Series Part 3

Baptism Series Part 3

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Baptism Series Part 4

Baptism Series Part 4

Holy Communion

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Holy Communion Series Part 1

Holy Communion Series Part 1

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Holy Communion Series Part 2

Holy Communion Series Part 2

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Holy Communion Series Part 3

Holy Communion Series Part 3

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Holy Communion Series Part 4

Holy Communion Series Part 4

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Holy Communion Series Essay Questions

Holy Communion Series Essay Questions

Additional Resources

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Apostles' Creed Curriculum for Youth and Adults

Apostles' Creed Curriculum for Youth and Adults

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Lord teach us to pray - The Lord's Prayer

Lord teach us to pray - The Lord's Prayer

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Lifelong Faith Formation Network Resources

Lifelong Faith Formation Network Resources

“With New Voices — the Small Catechism in the 21st Century”

Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer – A Day of Presentations leading up to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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What Luther wanted and why it was hard for him and us to achieve it.

Dr. Scott H. Hendrix
Author, Martin Luther Visionary Reformer
Luther Presentation at LTSS on 11 November 2016
“What Luther wanted and why it was hard for him and us to achieve it.”

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The Reformation of Luther and the Woodcut

M. Patrick Graham, Ph.D.
Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography and Director, Pitts Theology Library
Luther and the Arts Presentation at LTSS on 11 November 2016
“The Reformation of Luther and the Woodcut”

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Suggestions for Congregations to Utilize the Arts in Worship

The Rev. Dr. Clay Schmit
Luther and the Arts Presentation at LTSS on 11 November 2016
“Suggestions for Congregations to Utilize the Arts in Worship”