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500th Anniversary of the Reformation Events

During this 500th year of commemoration of the Reformation, the Grand Rapids Conferences of Catholics and Lutherans are offering several programs that explore our common beliefs and shared heritage as Christians. These programs offer opportunities to grow and learn together and will culminate in an Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation co-presided by Catholic Bishop David […]

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Register Now: Discernment Retreat!

Are you curious where the Holy Spirit might be leading you? Are you feeling a sense of call to serve the church in a new way? Are you wondering about what it takes to become a public leader in the ELCA? Consider attending this Discernment Retreat to explore your calling and future ministry leadership. Spouses […]

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Synod Office Closure

The Synod Office will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July.

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Honduran Lutheran Church Visitors

Join us August 13-20! Four visitors from the Honduran Lutheran Church will visit the Mitten Synod in August. We will share information about our churches and faith experiences and they will share what it means to be Lutheran in Honduras and talk about their many successes and challenges. Please join us for any of the […]

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Register Now: Autumn Leadership Event!

Rostered Ministers, Synodically Authorized Ministers and Lay Ministry Training Program Graduates are welcome to join us for the Autumn Leadership Event this fall! This year’s theme is Ever Reforming–Our Ministries, Our Word and will feature a presentation from Beth Lewis, CEO of 1517 Media. The event will be held Sunday, October 22 to Tuesday, October […]

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Publicly Engaged Church Committee Grants

Each year the Publicly Engaged Church Committee makes available funds to encourage and support ministries serving local communities.  These grants may be used as ‘seed’ money to begin a new ministry, or to continue an established ministry, or to expand and enhance an ecumenical effort. Although there are limited funds, we encourage every congregation to […]

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You Matter 2017: Registration Now Open!

Rostered leaders are invited to the 2017 You Matter Event! Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Ministry can be exhausting. Prayer is a well from which we quench  pur thirst for the journey. We pray differently in different seasons of life. We will explore and practice various forms of prayer to renew […]

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Save the Date: Martin Luther Event!

Save the Date for Martin Luther: The Reformer for Today’s Christians, a presentation by Dr. Kurt Hendel, Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor Emeritus of Reformation History at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. This event will take place on Sunday, June 25 at Lebanon Lutheran Church in Whitehall at 3:30pm. A clergy event with Dr. Hendel […]

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Webinar: 11 Steps to Increase Giving in Your Church

11 Steps to Increase Giving in Your Church … Starting this Weekend Jennifer Perrow Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:30 p.m. Central Time Scripture doesn’t shy away from conversations about money, but church leaders often do. Learn some simple and effective ways to create a culture of increasing generosity in your church, including suggestions for joyfully […]

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Synod Office Closed April 17

The Synod Office will be closed Monday, April 17. We wish everyone a blessed Easter!

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