THE ELCA YOUTH MINISTRY NETWORK
The ELCA Youth Ministry Network is the official youth ministry partner of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. More commonly referred to as ‘The Network,’ they are nonprofit organization that connects youth leaders from across the nation. Additionally, they produce curricula, hold trainings, host resources, and annually put the Youth Ministry Extravaganza. The Extravaganza is the only nationwide training event for ELCA youth leaders; it typically takes place in late January or early February. More details and the benefits of membership can be found here.
LUTHERAN ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS
The Lutheran Association of Christian Educators is a network of people who have a passion for Christian faith formation. They celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2013. Volunteers, staff and clergy will find resources and support to enrich their ministries through the benefits of membership. They are continuing to grow to include people from other denominations and backgrounds as well. Explore their site, discover benefits of membership, and consider joining this network. Click here.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEAMWORK FACILITATORS
The mission of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators (IATF) is to fully support the work of those individuals inspired to build high performing teams in all areas of society. IATF’s services are based on coaching principles, which represent the most dynamic, effective, and sustainable approach to building and leading high performing teams ever devised. They work to empower leaders and teach them how to establish, grow and leverage high performing teams through online content, teleseminars, webinars, group and one-on-one coaching, workshops and presentations. Click here to discover benefits of membership; paid and FREE option are available.