Bishop’s Convocation and Ministers Under 45 Gathering

2020 BISHOP’S CONVOCATION

Registration is closed for both the convocation and the Under-45 Gathering.  However, if you are interested in joining us, please contact Allison at the Synod Office to see if any openings are available.  

New Life and Calling in Baptism: Who am I and what am I doing here?

Tuesday, January 21st

10am                         Registration                                                             Inn

11am                         Worship                                          Rhododendron Portable

12pm                         Lunch                                                           Dining Hall

1-2:30 pm                Jesus Free Us for New Life  (Bishop Jaech)  Mtg House

2:30-4:30pm           Free Time                            

4:30pm                     Hospitality (Hosted by the Synod)          Meeting House      

5:30pm                     Dinner                                                                       Dining Hall

6:45-7:50pm           Rapid Relating (Pastor Russ Britton)               Mtg House

8:00pm                     Evening Vespers                           Rhododendron Portable

Wednesday, January 22nd

8am                            Breakfast                                                Dining Hall

9am                            Eucharist                                        Rhododendron Portable

10:15-11:15am      Workshops- Round 1 *

  • All Things to All People?: Constitutional Provisions and Discernment of Priorities for Ministry (Pastor Nate Sutton) 
  • Operationalizing your Church’s Values (Pastor Brenda Satrum)
  • 10+ New Testament Images of How Jesus Restores our Relationship with God: Images of the Atonement (Bishop Jaech)

11:30-12:30pm  Workshops*- Round 2                                          

12:30pm                   Lunch                                                                        Dining Hall

1:30pm                     Open Conversations                                Meeting House

  • Affordable Housing (Pastor Melanie Wallschlaeger, DEM)
  • Synod RIC Study (Pastor Megan Filer, Synod Council)
  • Guide for discussing conflictive topics in Congregation (Bishop                                                                                           Jaech)
  • 3:30pm         Closing Prayer and Sending-   Depart        Meeting House

Offerings will benefit Seminary Scholarships and New Mission Starts

*Workshops:  Offered 10:15-11:15am and 11:30-12:30pm

All Things to All People?: Constitutional Provisions and Discernment of Priorities for Ministry  (Pastor Nate Sutton)    Spruce Meeting House

Are you being pulled in multiple directions in your ministry context? Do your duties match your gifts and passions? How much time and energy are you devoting to extraneous tasks? Come revisit the language in the ELCA Model Constitution outlining the Ministry of Word and Sacrament or the Ministry of Word and Service, and reflect on your own sense of call as it relates to stated or unstated expectations for your work.   

Operationalizing your Church’s Values  (Pastor Brenda Satrum)

Based on the work of Brene Brown, learn to clarify your church’s values.  Living into our values means that we do more than profess our values, we practice them.  We walk our talk and are clear about what we believe and hold important, and we talk care that our intentions, words, thoughts and behaviors align with those beliefs.

10+ New Testament Images of How Jesus Restores our Relationship with God:  Images of the Atonement (Bishop Rick Jaech)

We will discuss how these Atonement images bring life to our daily lives, our preaching and our ministry in the world.

Registration is closed.  However, if you are interested in joining us, please contact Allison at the Synod Office to see if any openings are available.  

Ministers Under 45 Gathering   (Full)
Sunday, January 19 (5pm) – Tuesday, January 21 (10am)
Registration link: https://cvent.me/0lV45q  (Full)
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