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January 2021

ELMM: The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts

January 15 - January 16

Angels and shepherds at the birth of Jesus; parables and Mary and Martha; the road to Emmaus and the mission of the church to take the Good News to the ends of the earth—these are the themes we will explore in the only two-volume work in the New Testament. A special emphasis is outreach/evangelism—and food! This course will be led by Professor Wally Taylor and will be held January 15-16, 2021 via Zoom. Learn More. ​Register.

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ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering

January 20 - January 23

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…

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Ignite the Church Conference – January

January 21

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…

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February 2021

Institute of Liturgical Studies Seminar Series

February 4

In lieu of the annual spring conference and due to COVID-19, Valparaiso University's Institute of Liturgical Studies will be offering a series of virtual seminars in February, March and April with an optional worship service following each event. The first seminar in the series will be held February 4, 2021 at 8pm ET. Holy God, Wholly Human: Language In Preaching and Worship This guided conversation with The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery will consider liturgical and homiletical language for God and…

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ELMM: The Gospel of John

February 5 - February 6

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…

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Ignite the Church Conference – February

February 18

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…

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Samaritas “I’m Not Ready Yet” Town Hall

February 24

Samaritas and Thrivent are joining forces to host a free virtual town hall on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. The event will feature Samaritas Senior Living expert Valarie Taffs Cook and Thrivent Financial Expert DeAnte Thompkins. They will discuss the choices available for helping a senior member of the family get ready to move into a senior living community. Register Now.

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ELMM: The Letters of Paul

February 26 - February 27

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…

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March 2021

Region 6 Explore Ministry Event

March 5 - March 6

Are you curious about where the Holy Spirit might be leading you? Are you feeling a sense of call to serve the church in a new way? Has any anyone ever suggested that you would make a good pastor, deacon, or other type of church leader?  Do you feel God’s Spirit tugging or nudging you to explore spiritual gifts, passions, interests? Do you have a willingness to lead God’s people? Are you curious about becoming a leader in the ELCA? If you are wrestling with…

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Ignite the Church Conference – March

March 18

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. Watch Promo…

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