The North/West Lower Michigan Synod’s Autumn Leadership Event will be held September 12, 2023 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, MI.

Due to popular demand, this year’s event is open to both rostered ministers and lay leaders. There will be a special session for rostered ministers at the end of the day.

The theme of the event is “Sharing the Story of Jesus with Youth and Young Adults” and is centered on the verse, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21). 

The Rev. Jake Mulder, Assistant Chief of Leadership Formation at Fuller Seminary, Senior Advisor for the Fuller Youth Institute, and co-author of the book Growing Young, will be the keynote presenter and will share insights on sharing the story of Jesus with youth and young adults. Rev. Mulder will offer three presentations: Your Story: Taking Jesus’ Message Seriously, Their Story: Understanding Today’s Teenagers and Young Adults, and Our Story: Relational Discipleship Radically Focused on Jesus. 


The Autumn Leadership Event will be held from 9:00am – 5:00pm on September 12, 2023. The day will include worship, lunch, and three presentations. The registration fee is $30 and includes lunch and snacks. All registration forms must be completed online and submitted by September 6, 2023.

Schedule and Handouts

Worship bulletins will not be printed. If you would like a printed copy, please print it and bring it with you.

Autumn Leadership Event Schedule

Worship Bulletin

Worship Song Sheet

Presentation Handout – Jake Mulder