As part of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod’s commitment to congregational vitality, we offer REVIVE, a two year vitality program, consisting of workshops and retreats on worship, evangelism, stewardship, leadership development, community engagement, and cross-cultural conversation.

Learn more about REVIVE

Living Bones Bible Study

2022 Vital Congregations Re-Boot Camp



Community Engagement

Mission Strategy


Growing Young

On September 19, 2020, the North/West Lower Michigan Synod hosted Jake Mulder, co-author of Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church, in a Zoom presentation. This presentation was recorded and is available below:

Presentation Handouts:

Outreach to Millennials and Generation X

Rev. Christin Fawcett offered a presentation on Outreach for Millennials and Generation X for pastors and congregations. A recording of this presentation is available below:

Spirituality – Faith 5

Rev. Ryan Prondzinski and Bill Butchart lead a discussion of Faith 5.

Digital Ministry

Mark Brandt, Digital Minister at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa discusses how congregations can continue their online and digital ministries.

How to Use Social Media for the Church

Chelsey Satterlee, Communications Director, and Rev. David Sprang, Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Evangelical Mission discuss social media platforms and how congregations can use social media.

Social Media: A Quick Guide