Summertime is a good time for rest and relaxation ... and continuing education! Consider using some of your continuing education time and funds to attend a seminar, engage with colleagues, read some books, or do some planning for the academic year.
For rostered leaders looking for continuing education options, one great resource is nearby and all of their information is available online: Luther Seminary in Saint Paul. Among their many offerings this year, I am recommending this one: Rethinking Sunday Morning. Below is a description of the event and and online link to register. This event will help you have meaningful conversations around the topic of evangelical mission, and particularly how we can be agents of renewal in our own congregations.
Pastor John Dietz
Assistant to the Bishop
Director for Evangelical Mission
Please join us July 27-29 for Rethinking Sunday Morning!
For many, it's already happening. Whether Sunday morning finds them seated at work or at a coffee shop, in the bleachers or on a pew, they're already rethinking churchgoing. And perhaps you are, too.
But what is God up to in all of this? And to what more faithful future are Christian communities now being called? What are the practices of discipleship for a post-churchgoing world?
Join the conversation and discover the courage to ask some fresh questions and engage them more boldly. Speakers include Rich Melheim, Kathryn Schifferdecker, Theresa Cho and Rolf Jacobson.
Please visit us online
to register and learn more.
"It was helpful to see that our church is not struggling in the process alone. I felt it gave me license to think outside of the programming box towards the larger, most basic, central goal of any church work-to create missionaries for the world in a quickly changing cultural climate." -Past Rethinking participant