5.71: Renewing a Congregation’s Identity

Explore a local church’s journey in rediscovering and renewing its identity and expanding its capacity to name God’s presence and activity.

In this episode of the Pivot podcast, guest Pastor Liz Eide, who currently serves the Lutheran Church of Peace in Maplewood, Minnesota, joins host Dwight Zscheile.

Together, they explore the Lutheran Church of Peace’s journey in renewing its identity and expanding its capacity to name God’s presence and activity after the congregation faced a near-death experience.

Show Notes:

Featuring

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Liz Eide

Pastor Liz Eide currently serves Lutheran Church of Peace in Maplewood, Minnesota as a redevelopment pastor. She started in youth ministry working in partnership with Young Life and an ELCA congregation in Owatonna, Minnesota. She received an MDiv from Luther Seminary in 2001, was ordained in 2002 and has served as a solo pastor and on large multi staff teams in Germany, Rhode Island and Minnesota. Pastor Liz loves to create space for people to encounter God’s Word in new and challenging ways and counts it as sacred ground to be invited to step into someone’s story and wonder together about God’s activi

Meet Your Host

  • Dwight Zscheile

    Dwight Zscheile is vice president of innovation and professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary. His latest book is Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God into a Hopeful Future (with Michael Binder and Tessa Pinkstaff, Fortress Press, 2023).