Tool Kit for Congregational Leaders

Tool Kit for Congregational Leaders is an annual gathering for congregational leaders. A day of workshops and networking, leaders go back to their congregations equipped with new resources, ideas, connections, and friends!


2018 Tool Kit

The 2018 Tool Kit for Congregational Leaders will be on Saturday, March 10 at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul. A list of workshops is available here. Registration is open through March 2. Register now!


2017 Tool Kit

The 2017 Tool Kit for Congregational Leaders was held on Saturday, February 25. More than 140 leaders from 41 congregations gathered for a day of workshops on themes such as developing a narrative budget, worship planning, understanding the refugee and immigrant experience, becoming an anti-racist church, and more. Photos from the day are available to view here.



Many of the workshop leaders from the 2017 Tool Kit have gladly made available the materials & resources used. All of these resources are in PDF format.


The Living, Breathing, Ever-Changing Document: The Church Constitution


Church in Community


Church Leadership 101


Faithful Stewards, Lasting Impact


The Narrative Budget: Telling the Story of God's Transforming Mission


Shared Ministry: Making Ministries Happen Through Spiritual Gifts of Staff & Lay People


Teach Us to Number Our Days: Considerations for Life & the Ministry of Advance Care Planning


Worship Planning: Creative Freedom in Every Season