Shirley Gangstad, the synod's Mission?Interpreter Coordinator, introduced 2011 Synod Assembly participants to a couple of resources for stories of the church.
These include Being Lutheran, a prototype for a potential quarterly magazine, and Stories of Faith in Action.
Lutherans sometimes have a reputation for being humble.
We'll give anyone a cup of coffee, but don't ask us to brag about ourselves!
Shirley Gangstad, Mission Interpreter Coordinator for the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, is trying to "cure" members of the ELCA of this and encourage them to share the stories of their church.
They also network with Shirley
, as the Mission Interpreter Coordinator, and other Mission Interpreters to learn more about their role and share their experiences.
At the 2011 Synod Assembly, Shirley
pointed out that she
is deliberate about using the term "our ELCA" instead of "the ELCA