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Chrism Service for Rostered Ministers

This Holy Week, rostered ministers are invited to join Bishop Satterlee for a worship service that includes a renewal of ordination promises and the blessing of oil for baptism and healing. Worship will be followed by lunch. The service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Battle Creek on April 4 at 10:00am. The Kalamazoo […]

ELCA Advocacy Farm Bill Listening Sessions

The U.S. Congress is working to draft a new five-year Farm Bill, which is critical to addressing hunger in the U.S. and globally. ELCA Advocacy will be hosting virtual listening sessions to equip communities for farm bill advocacy. These sessions will also inform ELCA advocacy and help shape the ultimate law that Congress passes. Listening […]

ELCA Zoom Seminar: “How to Work with Sex Offenders in Your Congregation”

Barbara Keller, the Misconduct Prevention Director for the ELCA, will be leading a one hour seminar, “How to Work with Sex Offenders in Your Congregation,”on April 27, 2023 at 12:00pm ET. This seminar is for rostered ministers and will be held via Zoom. Please email to register. Participants will receive handouts and Zoom information […]

2023 Synod Assembly

Save the Date for the 2023 Synod Assembly May 7-9, 2023 at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Mt. Pleasant, MI!

Festival of Homiletics

The Festival of Homiletics will be held May 15 – 18, 2023 under the theme: Preaching Hope for a Weary World. The 2023 Festival will be hybrid: both in person in Minneapolis and virtually online. There will also be a free livestream available. Both in-person and paid livestream registrants will have access to our recordings […]

ELCA Rostered Ministers Gathering 2023

July 17-20, 2023 Phoenix, Ariz. 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, […]

“God’s work. Our hands” Sunday 2023

Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 10, 2023 when congregations of the ELCA will join together for "God's work. Our hands." Sunday, our annual day of service. This year marks the 10th anniversary of "God's work. Our hands." Sunday! "God's work. Our hands." Sunday began in 2013 in connection with the ELCA's 25th anniversary. It continues to be an […]

2023 Autumn Leadership Event for Rostered Ministers

The North/West Lower Michigan Synod's 2023 Autumn Leadership Event for Rostered Minsters will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids on September 12. The theme of the event will be “Sharing the Story of Jesus with Youth and Young Adults” and will feature presentations from Jake Mulder of the Fuller Youth Institute, who […]

You Are Witnesses of These Things Retreat

Join Bishop Craig Alan Satterlee and Pastor David Sprang September 17-18, 2023 for a retreat centered on the book You Are Witnesses of These Things: Sharing the Story of Jesus! Experience the joy and fun in sharing the story of Jesus for no reason other than Jesus is such life-giving good news. Learn More

My Burden is Light Preaching Retreat

Join Bishop Satterlee for a preaching retreat centered on his new book, My Burden Is Light: Making Room for Jesus in Preaching. This in-person retreat will be held October 16-18, 2023 and is an opportunity to discuss the book and to intentionally reflect on both our preaching and our relationship with Jesus. Like the book, the […]