Upcoming NE MN Synod  
Practice Discipleship Events! 
All individuals and congregation teams are invited!

Leadership Development for the sake of Faith Formation 


Practice Discipleship is following Jesus as a way of life through leadership development and faith formation. We are people who are rooted and growing in faith in Jesus Christ. As we deepen our faith we are called to develop as leaders who are equipped in theology, theory, and skills who are then sent to share the story of Christ so others can be rooted and growing in faith.  

The NE MN Synod is offering three types of trainings in 2014:

Train the Trainer
June 19: Grace Lutheran, Hermantown Registration deadline is June 13!
September 16: Our Savior's Lutheran, Cloquet
Equip leaders in your congregation to lead Practice Discipleship workshops in your congregation! Ideal for adult forums, council meetings, parent education, leadership trainings, Lenten series, youth groups or any other congregational growth opportunities. Must attend with a team of 2 or more.

Local Day Events
October 23: Camp Onomia
November 4: First Lutheran Church, Duluth
These open enrollment workshops are designed for individuals or groups to come on their own to learn and discuss with participants from across the synod.

Region 3 Retreat
August 24-26: Luther Crest Bible Camp
Join volunteer, paid and rostered leaders in Children, Youth and family ministries for a jump start to the programming year. the retreat will incud the full series of this year's Practice Discipleship sessions on the theme "Frame," along with worship, relaxation and networking activities.

For more information visit: www.nemnsynod.org/Discipleship




Full and partial scholarships are available from the synod for all events listed. Email Catherine Anderson or call 218-724-4424 for more information.  

2014 Practice Discipleship Theme: "FRAME"
Frames are important. A picture frame gives perspective and focus to the picture within. The
frame of a house gives a foundation from which rooms can be built and decorated. Frames
give understanding. Frames help us expand our understanding. Frames give purpose.

In life and ministry, there is an overwhelming volume of information that competes for our
attention and time. We can't become experts in everything, so how do we choose?This year
Practice Discipleship will explore biblical, theological and practical frames that can give
intentionality to how we prioritize our ministries and respond to the gospel in our daily lives."

Session Titles:
Framing Life Biblically
Framing Youth 
Framing Failure with Forgiveness
Framing Christian Community
Framing the Path: Seeing Things New
Framing the Vision: Practicing Things New

Session Descriptions

Can't make the training dates? Live and recorded webinars are available at www.practicediscipleship.org or contact Pastor Chris Manisto to schedule a training at your congregation.
For more information, visit