Ministers, lay leaders, and congregational teams looking for fresh ideas to revitalize their ministries, mission and outreach are invited to attend the 2023 summer session of the ELCA Vital Congregations Training, Part 1 beginning June 15.
A team of ELCA rostered ministers and lay leaders experienced in redeveloping congregations will lead four online sessions to help congregations take steps toward renewal and revitalization. Participants will be able to share and learn new ideas, gain greater clarity about their own congregation’s mission, and find new allies from within a cohort of congregations.
The 90-minute training sessions will be offered live twice a day —12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (central time) — on Thursdays June 15, June 29, July 13, and July 27.
Ministers and congregations are encouraged to bring a team of three to five people to any of the sessions that work best for them. All sessions will be recorded and available for registered participants to view at their convenience. There is no cost for this training.
To learn more, email Pastor Kristen Rod, director for Evangelical Mission, or call 319-352-1414.
PLEASE NOTE: This training is for people who have not attended an ELCA Vital Congregations Training or who would like a refresher before attending the Fall 2023 Part 2 Training.
Four Live Online Training Sessions:
June 15, 2023
June 29, 2023
July 13, 2023
July 27, 2023
1:30-3 p.m. EDT
(12:30-2 p.m. CDT)
7:30-9 p.m. EDT
(6:30-8 p.m. CDT)