Foreward Together
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. – 1 Corinthians 12:12

My vision for networking would be that we all realize our need for one another, that we each have something to give and something to receive.

– Violet Little, pastor, The Welcome Church

PageImage_networkOur Synod is by definition a network – leaders, congregations, social ministry organizations, camp, college, seminary, and individual believers – walking together with the common objective of releasing our people to share God’s love and mercy.

A key part of the vision for networking is:

  • Congregations will be able to find partners who share their passions for ministry and mentors who can help them navigate challenges.
  • The ability to encourage and equip grassroots networks. There are now more than 40 teams and networks drawing people together to make ministry happen.
  • Being able to build bridges with other denominations and community partners.

The possibilities are limited only by our imaginations.


Equipping    Innovating     Communicating    Networking

Stories of Networking

October 24, 2017

Networking to Share the Bible Story

For more than 20 years, a creative team at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Phoenixville has been going over the top with elaborate sets and props for the congregation’s annual Vacation Bible School. “We try to take the theme of the year and make it bigger than life,” says Bobbie, one of the core members […]

Bible to Barstool

November 7, 2016

From Bible to Barstool

Atonement Lutheran, Fishtown, and First Presbyterian, Kensington, are teaming up to host Pub Theology: Fishtown once a month at Front Street Cafe. The gathering offers “an op­por­tun­ity to have hon­est con­ver­sa­tions about what’s go­ing on, that’s not on the church’s turf,” said Rev. Noah Hepler, pas­tor at Atonement. “This is a gath­er­ing where people can con­nect […]

February 18, 2016

Welcome Church Shelters ‘Women of the Well’

The Welcome Church is collaborating with a number of partners to provide nighttime housing for women experiencing homelessness in Center City. The shelter, called “the Well,” will open at the Church of the Crucifixion at 8th and Bainbridge Streets on Sunday, Feb. 14. It will offer a place for gathering and renewal from 7:30 pm to […]

October 14, 2015

Congregations Working With Assessment Results

“Part of the reality for synods in the 21st century is they have to act and live differently,” Jeff Kjellberg of Kairos and Associates, consultant for Forward Together in Faith, told a gathering of congregations participating in the mission assessment process made possible by this campaign. “One way to start behaving differently is to do […]