Seminar in Iceland, August 2015
Currently I am working with a group of young theologians and pastors in Iceland, preparing a seminar in August, 2015, which will be held at Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland. The theme of the seminar is how to communicate the Gospel in today’s world and it focuses both on homiletics and creative…
Staðastaðarprestakall on the web
In spring of 2014, I implemented a website for Stadastadar Parish (isl. Staðastaðarprestakall), a parish on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland. Stadastadar Parish is a multipoint parish with six congregations and covers a large geographical area on the southern Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The southern part of the Peninsula is a farming community with a breathtaking…
YMCA/YWCA in Iceland on the web
In the first quarter of 2015 I remade the web presence of YMCA/YWCA in Iceland, and implemented a new website for the organization based on users traffic patterns. I also created blog sites for each of the five summer camps of the YMCA/YWCA in Iceland, and did some initial preparation for further…
Capital Campaign for Vatnaskogur Camp, Iceland
Vatnaskógur Camp in Iceland is owned and operated by YMCA/YWCA in Iceland. In January 2015, I was asked to come onboard as a consultant for a capital campaign, aimed at raising $400.000 for a new multipurpose building at the camp.
Presentation on the West Deanery, Iceland
In cooperation with Rev. Páll Ágúst Ólafsson. I looked at how the parishes of The West Deanery (isl. Vesturlandsprófastsdæmi) in Iceland understood their history and their mission. The work resulted in a presentation made at the Pastoral Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iceland, in June 2014.
Halldor Elias Gudmundsson is an experienced specialist in church development and theological discussion concerning congregational life and leadership. He has substantial experience as a youth director in churches and NGO's and is an experienced trainer for trainers both in Summer Camps and church youth work. Halldor's main goal is to participate in development and goal setting with churches and NGO's.
Halldor has worked for various companies as print designer and have experience as a web consultant for NGO's. As a multimedia consultant Halldor has helped congregations and NGO's to create a long term presence on the internet through websites and social media.
Vision and Mission
I bring tools for congregations to think theologically about their present situation and help them assess their hopes for the future. My diverse experiences and education are my main assets. I am willing to sit and think with congregations, point out where glimpses of God's reign shine through in to the World.
I created a website for a congregation for the first time 15 years ago. Since then I have helped a number of congregations and NGO's figuring out what is important when it comes to web presence. No project is too small for my interests. I will sit down with congregations, help them think through their needs, and implement the tools they need.
I am first and foremost a youth minister, or perhaps more accurately a leadership trainer. I believe that all youth ministry should be about leadership, teaching young people to become more than they already are. I offer churches to bring in leadership programs for youth and young adults, focusing on peer learning and experiences.