Congregational Ministry Review

Synod Outreach Committee and Pastor Gary Erickson, Assistant to the Bishop/ELCA-DEM

What is a congregational ministry review? How might a review help your congregation? A ministry review helps congregations reflect on strengths and challenges.

Congregational Vitality

Synod Outreach Committee & Pastor Gary Erickson, Assistant to the Bishop/ELCA-DEM

This workshop shares the agenda and goals of the vitality Retreats. Persons and congregations interested in learning about the retreats are welcome.

Making Connections

Donna Kelly

Ideas for making connections with new members and existing members in ways that keep them engaged with each other and ministry.

Developing an Effective Outreach Strategy

Rev. Bob Dealey

This workshop will help you and your congregation to develop an effective outreach strategy for your specific context. Topics include: Organizing for outreach; Getting the word out about your congregation; Receiving & follow-up with guests; Inviting people to engage in God’s mission; Incorporating new disciples; Ministering to inactives; and Determining the next step. This workshop will help re-vitalize your congregation’s outreach efforts.

Becoming a Mosaic Community: Zion, Rockford

Zion, Rockford’s value of being a mosaic community sharing the grace of Christ is an intentional journey that invites and equips people regardless of age, gender identity, race or class.nnWe will talk about process and programs at Zion, including the “Around The Table” conversations; “Reel Faith” program; the Taste of Zion’s cultural food celebration; the 2018 multicultural inter-generational D.C. Trip and the upcoming 2020 Civil Rights Trip to Alabama.