Rethinking Evangelism: Faithful witness in a new apostolic era
July 22-24, Luther Seminary, St. Paul
What does it mean to give witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ in an increasingly diverse and pluralistic society? How can we “give an account for the hope that is within us … with all gentleness and reverence” (2 Peter 3:15-16), reclaiming evangelism as a central practice for Christians in daily life today? This conference will focus on reclaiming evangelism as a central practice for Christians today. For more information and registration, go to www.luthersem.edu/rethinking.
Mission and Outreach: Let's learn from each other
July 23, 12-1:30 p.m., Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, 4735 Bassett Creek Dr., Golden Valley
Mission, outreach, and serving the broader community and world are important aspects of our faith and congregational lives. Let’s get together to share ideas, hear each other’s successes, and help each other through the challenges. Get to know the Minneapolis Area Synod’s director for evangelical mission, Deb Stehlin, and share best practices for engaging our congregations in service, justice, advocacy, and mission in our synod. All rostered leaders and staff interested in connecting their congregation to service, justice, and mission are encouraged to attend! Bring a bag lunch. RSVP to Lauren Morse-Wendt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Olaf Lutheran Community Revival
July 27, 1-7 p.m., St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 2901 Emerson Ave, Minneapolis
On Saturday, July 27, St. Olaf Lutheran Church is celebrating 102 years on the block with its annual Community Revival. Activities last from 1 to 7 p.m. and will include games, food, music, and fun for all ages. All are welcome to join the celebration!
Stewardship with Adults Under 40: Possibilites Abound
July 29-31, Luther Seminary, St. Paul
During this three-day event, we'll provide an overview of the generational dynamics and characteristics of adults under 40 as well as explore practical strategies for helping adults under 40 grow as generous stewards of God's abundance. Speakers from a broad range of fields will enrich the conversation. For more information about the course please visit www.luthersem.edu/stewardship.