Welcome & Reconciling Team
WHO WE ARE
We are an official team of the NE MN Synod made up of Rostered and lay persons who are members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. We are passionate about calling more PROCLAIM candidates in our synod.
WHAT WE DO
We partner with congregation councils and call committees to understand the blessings that come with calling a PROCLAIM candidate. We help clarify misinterpreted scripture regarding LGBTQ+ people. We also discuss with congregation members how to welcome and love our LGBTQ+ family members and neighbors and include them in all aspects of church life.
How to Invite Us to Partner with Your Congregation and When:
We find it most helpful when we begin a partnership at the beginning of your call process, but we can meet with your congregation members anytime before or after you have called a new Rostered Minister. Contact us through the synod office at (218) 724-4424.
Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Synod — Info Sessions
To discover if the Northeastern Minnesota Synod is ready to make the commitment to become a RIC Synod, the Welcome and Reconciling ministry team will hold a quarterly gatherings in each of the five conferences of our synod. These gatherings will include discussion, education, and resourcing around a topic.
First Forums — What Welcome Means
Sunday, September 10 2:30 PM at Messiah – Mountain Iron
Thursday, September 28 6:30 PM at Grace – Sandstone
Saturday, October 14 Info Session as part of the Walking Together event
Saturday, November 11 10 AM at Salem – Hermantown