First Third Conversations

How about a NEW Year?

By Dr. Nancy Going, Director of the CYF Distributed Learning Program at Luther Seminary

Are you ready for that?   

We at the Center for First Third Ministry at Luther Seminary are ready to move beyond helping you talk about what is wrong and how hard ministry is today and why the vehicles aren't working.  We know that attending workshops and gaining important information and perspective about change in the church is often a helpful thing for leaders.  We've done a fair amount

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Banging Your Head? Here's An Option For Your 2013

By Dr. Nancy Going, Director of the CYF Distributed Learning Program at Luther Seminary  

You've all heard that definition of insanity:  When you keep doing the same thing over and over, and this time expect a different result?  Could it be that we might just be there (insanity) when it comes to our churches and the vehicles we use for the spiritual formation of children and youth?  Sunday School. Confirmation. Youth Group.  

We at the Center for First Third Ministry at

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