The annual theological conference of the Central States Synod, ELCA. It is an opportunity for leaders — lay and ordained — to gather and learn. The program costs are subsidized by the synod. Spouses or significant others are welcome as full participants; lay leaders are invited to attend. The dates for Convo 2011 are November 8-10. Place: Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Mo.
Faith and Wisdom
The Department for Ecumenical Affairs (ELCA), in cooperation with the Division for Ministry, eight partner denominations, and 200 regional organizations, now offers www.FaithandWisdom.org. Congregations can use this unique, non-commercial resource to find ecumenical – and other – events online. With over 15,000 events posted to date, thousands of people use this site each year. Check out the web site and watch for more about Faith and Wisdom in the near future.
Hollis Renewal Center …
a place to be surprised by God!
No more than 40 minutes from anywhere in Kansas City, 153 wooded secluded acres of wild flowers and wildlife invite your discovery. Trails, shelters and picnic areas enhance your enjoyment of the land. The lodge and welcome center offer year-round meeting rooms. Renewal occurs through education, reflection, and worship; through affirming active and reflective Christian living; and though offering experiences of solitude and community to renew you for ministry in your day-to-day life.
Contact: Dave Mareske, Exec. Dir.
Web site: www.holliscenter.org
Houses of Studies
Bethany House of Studies
Lutheran House of Studies
Lutheran School of Theology
Serving Area Ministries 8-10
A ministry of the Metro St. Louis Coalition of ELCA Congregations. LST offers unique learning opportunities for lay people, professional church workers, and candidates for theological degrees.
Contacts: Prs. Keith & Penny Holste
Web site: www.lststl.org
Parish Ministry Associate Program
The Parish Ministry Associate Program (PMAP) is an educational program sponsored and endorsed by the Central States Synod (CSS) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). This course of study was initiated in 1993. MORE
Contact: Rev. Dr. Janice Kibler
Web site: www.csspma.org