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Statement of Intent Forms

As partners in ministry, the ELCA invites you to make a Statement of Intent to the synod and churchwide ministries for 2019. Through the spiritual practices of invitation, reflection, and response, we faithfully consider how to share God’s abundant grace. As your congregation prepares a spending plan for 2019, please review and submit the 2019 Statement of Intent Form. […]

Churchwide Assembly Volunteers

In preparation for the Churchwide Assembly August 5-10, 2019 in Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Synod is looking for about 600 volunteers. If you are interested in a volunteering, please view the available positions and fill out the volunteer registration form. Learn More.

Register Now: Walking Together!

Congregational lay leaders are invited to a day of worship, learning, and encouragement. Join us March 30 at Calvary in Lansing.  Learn more and register. 

Register Now: Spring ELMM Retreats!

Save the Date for March and April retreats! Equipping Leaders for Mission and ministry is excited to announce its spring retreats! Genesis 1-11 with Dr. Carol Bechtel of Western Theological Seminary will be held March 15-16 and Genesis 12-50 with Dr. Joy Schroeder of Trinity Lutheran Seminary will be held April 12-13. Visit elmm.org for additional information.

LSPS Spanish Ministry Intensives

The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest is offering two intensives focused on Hispanic Ministry this Spring and Summer. Level I: Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive May 26 – 31, 2019 Learn More    Level II:  Building Congregational Capacity for Hispanic Ministry June 9 – 13, 2019 Learn More



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