Synod Journey Adult Leader Info
Child Protection Training
Texas A&M requires every adult leader to complete an online Child Protection Training to stay on their campus with minors.
Click here for the training instructions.
Click here for step by step picture guide to the Child Protection Training.
Click here for the current password.
We fully support any action that protects our young people…and you, their adult leaders! This training offers that. The class takes about 45 minutes to complete. You need to complete a quiz at the end of each section and score 100% before you move on…but have no fear, you have unlimited attempts to pass! Once complete, the system will send you a link to download a completion certificate. You need to download and save that certificate as a PDF, then email it to SynodJourney@nemnsynod.org by May 1.
Sometimes the language in these types of trainings makes you wonder if you can have any sort of relationship with children who are not your own. The NE MN Synod strongly affirms and encourages relational ministry with young people, walking alongside them and accompanying them on their faith journey. The intent of this training is to create safe space for that to happen. We hold a great responsibility and trust with our young people - we want to make sure they are secure in knowing we are doing everything in our power to share Christ’s love with them in ways that protect their physical, emotional and spiritual health!
The language in this training also assumes we are from Texas. While it’s true that while in the state we are under their laws, I am confident if any need to report abuse issues arise, they will refer the report to Minnesota.
Online Directory of Synod Journey Adult Leaders
To help you connect with adult leaders (and remember faces!) we have created an Online Directory you can access through your Smartphone or computer. This is a secure directory - only leaders with an email entered in the directory can obtain access.
How to Login
Click on the appropriate link below for step by step instructions:
Login with an iPhone, iPad or any iOS Device
Login with an Android or Kindle Device
Login with a Computer
The email entered in the directory is the one you entered in the forms at registration. If you have trouble accessing your account, email Catherine. There were many typos in those online forms!
If you have information you would like updated/corrected or a different picture for us to use, please email Catherine with that information!
ELCA Youth Gathering Webinars
The Gathering has done some really helpful webinars, led by the Team Leaders of the primary program areas. I encourage you to watch these in preparation for the Gathering!
Synod Day Webinar
Community Life Webinar
Interactive Learning Webinar
Mass Gathering Webinar
Service Learning Webinar
Safety Webinar (Coming Soon)
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Getting Ready Resources
Training Event Dates and Resources
Mailings and Email Updates
Synod Journey Band Application
Every month should include:
Complete Child Protection Training
At March Monthly Meeting:
15: Collect Payment #3 from participants.
15: Request one check for payment
21: Adult Leader Training - Duluth
22: Adult Leader Training - Baxter
29: Adult Leader Training - Mora
27: Send Payment #3
At April Monthly Meeting:
1: Payment #3 Due
1: All forms due to synod office
30: Final Mailing Sent (Itinerary, Housing Assignments, Bus Departures, Updates)
At May Monthly Meeting:
Hold parent/youth meeting with final details
Have commissioning/sending service
23: Depart for Galveston!!
2: Return to Minnesota!
Begin the work of living out how you have been changed!