Lutheran leadership focus in 2023

In 2023, Forward in Christ (FIC) will include a special focus on Lutheran leadership. Each issue will contain features, editorials, or news stories that share insights and ideas to help and encourage readers as they strive to be Lutheran leaders in their congregations, homes, and communities.

Attendees of the 2023 WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership, being held Jan. 16–18 in Chicago, may recognize some topics and authors.

“Our goal is to build on the information presented at the conference, allowing those who attended an opportunity to continue to grow and offering those who couldn’t make it a chance to access expert knowledge on multiple topics involving Lutheran leadership,” says Rev. James Pope, FIC’s executive editor.

January’s FIC highlights Lutheran Leadership conference presenters’ views on what Lutheran leadership means to them.

Upcoming topics include:

  • February: How to strengthen ministry teams.
  • March: Congregational health: What matters and what doesn’t.
  • April: How to be an effective Christian leader in your vocation.

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