Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is proud to offer ongoing training and support for Congregations. Our online trainings are listed below. Follow the links to learn more or register.
Coffee & Constitutions
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota will be hosting a free webinar for all congregations that plan to update their constitutions at the next congregation meeting. The webinar will be designed for pastors and council members in both North Dakota ELCA synods.
Murray Sagsveen, chair of the LSSND board of directors and attorney for the Western North Dakota Synod, will explain each provision in the 2019 Model Constitution for Congregations that can be modified by congregations. A template of the 2019 Model Constitution for Congregations (adapted to North Dakota) will be provided to each webinar participant.
Based on his experience working with individual congregations to update their constitutions, he believes that each webinar participants will have a preliminary draft of a constitution by the end of the one-hour session. The draft constitution could then be submitted to the congregation council for review and edits before submitting to the congregation for approval.
To accommodate the schedules of pastors and council members, LSSND will offer the webinar on two dates: 12:00 noon (CDT) on Wednesday, September 23, and 7:00 PM (CDT) on Thursday, September 24.
When registered, LSSND will provide each registrant with call-in information and a constitution template.