November 2020
Our Mission: Supporting lifelong faith formation in the home and congregation
Prayer Pause
O God,

Your days are without beginning
and without end.
We dedicate this coming year to you.
Give us such prosperity as you know is good for us,
and make us abound in doing whatever is pleasing to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

President's Message

Dear Friends,

Merry Christmas!

As we continue to celebrate the birth of our Savior during these twelve days, we also enter into a new calendar year. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote my first response to the events unfolding with COVID, but many months have since passed. Many plans have changed. Many people have taken ill and far too many have died. 2020 is truly a year we will never forget.

However, 2020 also brought about many blessings. We have learned to adapt and grow in ways that many of us never imagined. Personally, I have recorded, edited, and been on Facebook Live more than I ever dreamed. I learned new software and became certified as a contact tracer. Words I didn’t use on a daily basis have become a part of my everyday conversations. And, as a Network, we pivoted our Learning Strategies to focus on virtual and home faith formation. Even in the midst of the difficulties, we remained faithful to the call and God has indeed blessed our efforts.

As we look forward to 2021, it is with great pleasure I announce the Big Idea:

Together we will:
  • Discover what it means to be both a Gathered and Scattered Church
  • Equip leaders to model and encourage a life of faith in others
  • Nurture all ages to live out their faith on a daily basis
  • Learn about real life examples in our Congregational Spotlights

Introducing the Big Idea for 2021
Christian Education Network of the ELCA
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Vision Statement
Building a community which equips, encourages and empowers those engaged in lifelong faith formation in a changing world, the CENetwork will:

  • Identify and evaluate resources and educational opportunities
  • Facilitate communication and conversations
  • Offer guidance, networking and mutual support
  • Nurture spiritual growth online and face-to-face

How You Can Support the Christian Education Network

You can become a member or make a one-time donation via PayPal on our website; or, you can purchase from AmazonSmile and diesignate The Christian Education Network as your charity. We receive a percentage of the proceeds!

Contact Us

CENetwork of the ELCA
P.O. Box 9304
Rochester, MN 55903

Phone messages may be left aft (507) 721-0057