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December 2019

Rostered Leaders Christmas Worship and Lunch

December 11

All rostered leaders are invited to attend a Christmas Worship and Lunch on December 11, 2019 at St. Stephen in Lansing, MI. Worship will be held at 11:30am and will be followed by lunch. To help us plan, please RSVP.

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January 2020

Extravaganza 2020

January 31, 2020 - February 3, 2020

The Extravaganza is the annual gathering of children, youth, and family ministry leaders from across the ELCA. It's more than a conference: It's space to be stretched, it's worship, it's inspiring speakers, it's learning from colleagues across the country, it's sharing your insights with others, it's informative and transformative. Learn More.

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February 2020

ELMM Retreat: Assisting Minister Training I & Old Testament

February 7, 2020 - February 8, 2020

Assisting Minister Training I & Prophets Before the Exile February 7-8, 2020 Location TBA Assisting Minister Training I with Bishop Satterlee: Luther believed and Lutherans confess that all the baptized exercise an active, even “priestly” role in worship. So recent Lutheran worship books provide an assisting minister role with responsibilities assigned to a member of the congregation on behalf of the entire assembly. This course provides the theology behind this role and gives participants an opportunity to learn the appropriate skills,…

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Ignite the Church Conference

February 11, 2020 - February 13, 2020

Get inspired, encouraged, challenged and warmed up at the Ignite the Church Conference in Orlando, Florida, February 11-13. In addition to large group gatherings on Congregational Vitality, there will be electives on Reaching Younger Generations, Expanding Kingdom Impact, Church Renewal and Discipleship, Renewing Music, Vitality through Mission, Engaging Your Neighborhood, Evangelism, Social Justice, and Raising Up Leaders along with a visit to Orlando’s Castle Church Brewing Community. A $99 discounted rate, including 2 meals and snacks, is available until November…

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March 2020

Silent Directed Retreat

March 1, 2020 - March 4, 2020
St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main St
Dewitt, MI 48820 United States
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Are you seeking to grow in your relationship with God? A silent retreat is a great way to reconnect with God. By stepping away from everyday life for a few days, we find a special time to listen, rest in God's love, and respond to God's call. Living Fire Ministries will be hosting a Silent Directed Retreat March 1-4, 2020 at St. Francis Retreat Center in Dewitt, MI. Learn More and Register. Registration forms must be submitted by February 18, 2020.

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ELMM Retreat: Assisting Minister Training II & Old Testament

March 13, 2020 - March 14, 2020

Assisting Minister Training II & The Writings March 13-14, 2020 Location TBA Assisting Minister Training II with Bishop Satterlee: Luther believed and Lutherans confess that all the baptized exercise an active, even “priestly” role in worship. So recent Lutheran worship books provide an assisting minister role with responsibilities assigned to a member of the congregation on behalf of the entire assembly. This course provides the theology behind this role and gives participants an opportunity to learn the appropriate skills, including setting…

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May 2020

Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive I

May 24, 2020 - May 29, 2020

The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest will be hosting a Summer Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive  May 24-29, 2020. This program is a resource for Lutherans and those of other denominations who recognize the growing need for competency in the Spanish language and an understanding of Hispanic culture in light of the increasing Hispanic population in this country and in the church. The course focuses on study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Learn More. Download Brochure.

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June 2020

Building Congregational Capacity for Hispanic Ministry Intensive II

June 7, 2020 - June 11, 2020

The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest will be hosting a Latinx Ministry Intensive June 7-11, 2020. This Level II Intensive course is designed to enhance leadership competence in the development and support of Latinx ministries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and among ecumenical partners. Those encouraged to attend are current practitioners, judicatory leaders, seminarians, church leaders planning to start new Latinx ministries, and those with coaching and/or supervisory roles among Latinx ministry leaders. Participants will explore foundational…

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July 2020

WELCA Gathering

July 16, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Following Jesus is messy. Loving one another is justice. We are not perfect. We are one body in Christ. We invite you to experience a life-changing event with other bold women of faith in July 2020. Learn More.

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ELCA Rostered Ministers Gathering

July 20, 2020 - July 23, 2020

As a Rostered Minister in the ELCA, you are invited to join colleagues under the theme of "Rekindle the gift within you" (2 Timothy 1:6). Let this gathering be an opportunity for you to remember, reclaim, rekindle and revive yourself. Gathering with colleagues from across the church for fellowship, renewal, continuing education, worship, bible study and refreshment for your spirit. All rostered ministers are invited (active in call, on leave from call, awaiting call, retired). Learn More.

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