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Discovering Hope: Building Vitality in Your Congregation
November 15, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
A Conference for Small Churches
Pastor Nancy Nyland, the event leader, served multiple rural and small town congregations in South Dakota and Nebraska for 21 years, before joining ELCA Congregational Synodical Mission in 2011 as the Director for Evangelical Mission in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod. As a former evangelism partner and member of the Discovering Hope initiative leadership, and now as a member of the Renewal Team, Pastor Nancy speaks at many state and regional conferences to bring a word of HOPE to small congregations in the ELCA.
Registration deadline: November 7, 2014
- Prayer: Letting Go and Letting God
- Worship: Building Community and Hope
- Making Disciples: Learning to Live Jesus’ Way
- Evangelism: A Way of Life
- Caring Ministries: Serving as Jesus Served
- Leadership: Who’s Driving the Tractor?
- Discovering the Gift of Place
- Mission: Possible – Discovering Hope for the Future
Each participating congregation is asked to send a team, including the pastor and at least two lay people or at least three lay people if the pastor is not able to attend. Registration fee: $30/person, $60/team of two, $75/team of three $5 extra for lunch per additional team member (four or more)
Lunch is included in the registration fee.
A copy of the book, Discovering Hope, is provided to each participating congregation.
Questions? Please contact: Amanda Lauer, ELCA Congregational and Synodical Mission, at Amanda.Lauer@ELCA.org or 773.380.2594.
For overnight lodging contact: Helga.Jansons@elca.org or 509.380.7122.