Sessions a, b
David Box, Lutherdale
50Forward is a ministry geared for adults. It is a growing program of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of the ELCA. 50Forward programs offer adults the opportunity for continuing education, experiential learning, faith development, fellowship, and travel.
Sessions b, c
Pr. Michael Thomas, Janice Forrest, Ron Simmons, and Jane Lightcap
Zion Lutheran Church will share their experience in going on a cross-cultural, inter-generational, Washington, D.C. Trip in the summer of 2018 with 13 teenagers and 21 adults to share and learn about the diverse experience of people in the USA. We will talk about what it was like to reflect on the joys and sorrows of the American experience. God has blessed us in this country but there are many burdens we carry that have long too often been ignored. We are called to walk together in this journey.
Vicar Denise Rode and Pr. Doug Liston
Learn about the NIS diakonia™ program from its students, graduates, teaching pastors, and coordinators. The diakonia™ journey is offered at several locations across the synod. Prospective students can learn about the “classic” diakonia™ program while graduates of the program will hear about a new level of diakonia™ being piloted this year.