Entering the Narrow Gate

This year-long spiritual formation program, hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, is open to anyone who would like to explore the classic elements of monastic, spiritual and contemplative life — to discover how this ancient wisdom, learning and spiritual practice might be understood and lived in new settings and life today.  Contact Trinity’s Kris Baker 616.949.2510, x 110 or program facilitator Sister Nancy Brousseau 616.560.4580 for more info.

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ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering

This signature event gathers ELCA World Hunger’s leaders for a time of networking, idea sharing, learning and planning for our shared ministry to address hunger and its root causes in our local and global communities. Next year’s event, January 20 through 23, we will center on John 6:11-12 and the theme “And All Were Satisfied.” For the first time in the event’s history, we will gather virtually!

To register, please visit bit.ly/2021WHLG. The event fee is $20, with sponsorship opportunities available to those for whom the cost would be a barrier to attending. Registration closes on January 10, 2021. Once you register, you will receive the information needed to join in the event.

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Ignite the Church Conference – January

This year, the Ignite the Church Conference will be moving to monthly webinars focused on the theme “Adapting to a New Reality: Living into a Fresh Vision for God’s Church.” Monthly webinars focus on key areas:

January 21, 2021 – Encouragement Beyond Fatigue

February 18, 2021 – Justice and the Common Good

March 18, 2021 – Hybrid Community: Virtual & In-Person

April 15, 2021 – Creative Expressions of Church

More information is available at www.IgniteTheChurch.net

All conference proceeds are donated to the ELCA Fund for Leaders. Last year’s gift to future leaders totaled $6000.

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ELMM: The Gospel of John

Although sharing with the other New Testament gospels the same basic outline of the story of Jesus, the Fourth Gospel pushes the account of his life all the way back before creation and divides the narrative of Jesus’ life into the Book of Signs and the Book of Glory. The “I am” sayings provide unique insights into who Jesus is for us, and the importance of believing reminds us how the Holy Spirit works in us.

This course will be led by Professor Wally Taylor and will be held February 5-6, 2021 via Zoom.​

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Ignite the Church Conference – February

This year, the Ignite the Church Conference will be moving to monthly webinars focused on the theme “Adapting to a New Reality: Living into a Fresh Vision for God’s Church.” Monthly webinars focus on key areas:

February 18, 2021 – Justice and the Common Good

March 18, 2021 – Hybrid Community: Virtual & In-Person

April 15, 2021 – Creative Expressions of Church

More information is available at www.IgniteTheChurch.net

All conference proceeds are donated to the ELCA Fund for Leaders. Last year’s gift to future leaders totaled $6000.

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ELMM: The Letters of Paul

In his letters and in his personal witness the Apostle Paul gave the early church—and us—the theological grounding that is still the foundation of what we believe and teach about Jesus. His language about the cross, justification, baptism, and resurrection was at the heart of his ministry, of the Reformation in the sixteenth century, and is at the center of the Lutheran Church today.

This course will be led by Professor Wally Taylor and will be held February 26-27, 2021 via Zoom.​

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Ignite the Church Conference – March

This year, the Ignite the Church Conference will be moving to monthly webinars focused on the theme “Adapting to a New Reality: Living into a Fresh Vision for God’s Church.” Monthly webinars focus on key areas:

March 18, 2021 – Hybrid Community: Virtual & In-Person

April 15, 2021 – Creative Expressions of Church

More information is available at www.IgniteTheChurch.net

All conference proceeds are donated to the ELCA Fund for Leaders. Last year’s gift to future leaders totaled $6000.

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Ignite the Church Conference – April

This year, the Ignite the Church Conference will be moving to monthly webinars focused on the theme “Adapting to a New Reality: Living into a Fresh Vision for God’s Church.” Monthly webinars focus on key areas:

April 15, 2021 – Creative Expressions of Church

More information is available at www.IgniteTheChurch.net

All conference proceeds are donated to the ELCA Fund for Leaders. Last year’s gift to future leaders totaled $6000.

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