With time for worship, theological reflection, deep conversation, rest, golf, canoeing, and friendship, there is something for everyone. The synod’s rostered ministers make this event a priority every year and leave feeling better equipped for ministry in their contexts.
Participants Shared About the 2015 Conference:
“Great to get to know the synod and really helpful to process these BIG conversations with colleagues.”
“Best conference yet, due to theme, table conversations, and presentations.”
“Good solid reflection on the gospel work of public voice. Well rounded, thoughtful, challenging. Much to chew on.”
“I feel called and equipped to speak on social issues. … I feel supported by the bishop’s staff and my pastoral colleagues.”
The 2015 Bishop’s Theological Conference, Faith and Public Voice, was held at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, September 27-29. Speakers included the Rev. Barbara Lundblad, the Rev. Peter Rogness, and Ms. Judith Roberts. Rostered leaders gathered around tables to discuss the role of clergy in the public square.
Held September 25-27, the 2016 Conference was titled, “Real Presence: With our neighbors, in our neighborhoods.” Rostered ministers left feeling inspired and equipped with practical resources for leading people intotheir neighborhoods, work places, gyms, daycare centers, and schools. Speakers included Rev. Kris Capel, Rev. Meta Carlson, Rev. Chaplain Nancy Carlson, Rev. Kelly Chatman, and Rev. Rob Moss.