Welcome to the Participating Congregations Page!
The Nourishing Vocation Project accompanies congregations in a learning community model of engagement. The congregations are formed into Cohorts.
Cohort 1 includes five ElCA congregations from three states – Illinois, Texas, and Minnesota. Cohort 1 began in July 2022.
Cohort 2 includes nine congregations from four denominations – ELCA, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian, and United Methodist. They come from five states – North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Cohort 2 began in January 2023.
Cohort 3 includes nine congregations from two denominations – ELCA and United Methodist. They come from four states – Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Nebraska.
Click on the links below to learn more about the participating congregations.
“What we find exciting and energizing is that this is not just another strategy pulled from the secular world, or a list of necessary tasks to complete, or a “10-step program for growth.” It is entirely rooted in a Spiritual practice returning us to the core of what discernment truly is.” Pr. Sue Leibnitz – Trondhjem Lutheran Church
“We were drawn to this program because we are at a launching-off point within the history of the church. Post-pandemic our congregation doesn’t look the same. We grieved as many of our beloved saints died over that two year time, but we rejoice as we welcomed back members who weren’t active for a long time as well as welcomed new members. The Spirit is moving with a renewed sense of energy at St. Matthew. Our hope with the NVP is to channel that energy as we walk with the Holy Spirit into the future.” Pr. Kelsey Fitting-Snyder – St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Values: Project & Reflection Worksheet
This section is focused on values and will help you find, narrow down, and focus and reflect on what your values are. Doing this can help us live more intentionally and purposefully.