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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

Register Now: Learning from the Bishop

Spend a spring day in sermon preparation and conversation that will equip you to preach through summer and fall! Join Bishop Satterlee for a series of presentations on the Gospel texts for the season after Pentecost (June 23 – November 24). This event will be held on May 3, 2019 from 9:30am – 3:00pm at […]

Save the Date: Fall Theological Event

Clergy and their spouses are invited to a Theological Retreat this fall at Mackinac Island. Centered on the theme “Engaging Deitrich Bonhoeffer: Discipleship, Life Together, and His Theology of the Cross”, the keynote speaker will be Rev. Matthew L. Becker, Ph.D., Professor of Theology at Valparaiso University. The event will be held Sunday – Tuesday, […]



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