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October 2019

LARC Retreat: Going Out Yet Not Knowing

October 22 - October 24

LARC: Lutherans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics Going Out Yet Not Knowing: Ministry in the Paradox of a Connected/Disconnected Culture We live in the paradox of a culture that is more connected than ever before and yet more dis-connected. The planners of the LARC Retreat discern the Spirit is disrupting our ways of working to challenge and invite us to claim new opportunities. We seek a better understanding of the “Nones”, “Dones” and “Spiritual But Not Religious”, who are nonetheless hungry…

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Leading the Church’s Song: A Day of Learning

October 26
Prince of Peace, 1747 West Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024 United States
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Music is a vital part of worship in most congregations. The music we sing and hear in worship helps form our faith. Therefore it is important that pastors and church musicians work together to select and lead music that will help the entire congregation sing praise to God. Join us for a day of learning to explore new styles, teach new music effectively, and utilize the musical gifts present within the congregation no matter the size. Date: Saturday, Oct. 26…

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New and Improved Boundaries Workshop 2.0

October 29
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Muskegon, 1132 West Southern Ave
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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This new and improved boundaries workshop is open to rostered ministers and lay leaders. All rostered ministers who have not attended a boundaries training in the last 3 years are strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop will be held from 9am - 3pm on October 29, 2019 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Muskegon, MI. The registration fee is $10 and includes lunch and materials. To register for this event, please submit the registration form and payment to the Synod…

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November 2019

Breaking Down Walls

November 9

On November 9, 2019, the world will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. ELCA Global Mission has provided an array of resources to assist in remembering those who have helped bring down walls in the past and those seeking just and peaceful ways to bring down the walls in our midst today. Included is a special liturgy that is patterend after the weekly prayer services that were held at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, Germany…

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May 2020

Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive I

May 24, 2020 - May 29, 2020

The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest will be hosting a Summer Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive  May 24-29, 2020. This program is a resource for Lutherans and those of other denominations who recognize the growing need for competency in the Spanish language and an understanding of Hispanic culture in light of the increasing Hispanic population in this country and in the church. The course focuses on study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Learn More. Download Brochure.

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June 2020

Building Congregational Capacity for Hispanic Ministry Intensive II

June 7, 2020 - June 11, 2020

The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest will be hosting a Latinx Ministry Intensive June 7-11, 2020. This Level II Intensive course is designed to enhance leadership competence in the development and support of Latinx ministries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and among ecumenical partners. Those encouraged to attend are current practitioners, judicatory leaders, seminarians, church leaders planning to start new Latinx ministries, and those with coaching and/or supervisory roles among Latinx ministry leaders. Participants will explore foundational…

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