Ministerium

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Twice a year, rostered ministers gather together for worship, learning, conversation, and relationship building. Given the abundance of local resource people, a seminary or college professor regularly presents on an important and timely topic. Our fall Ministerium is held jointly with the Saint Paul Area Synod, taking turns acting as hosts.

“I love the opportunity to lead worship at Ministerium — sharing that role with the pastors of our host congregation. And, our rostered ministers really seem to enjoy being together.” — Bishop Ann Svennungsen

“Turning 501”

Fall Joint Ministerium with Saint Paul Area Synod
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Brighton

Rostered ministers of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Area Synods are invited to gather together on the morning of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Tuesday, October 31 for a ministerium.

This year’s theme, “Turning 501,” will examine how Lutherans respond to the world in which we live in our 501st year. Speakers will include Emilie Bouvier (Minneapolis Area Synod), Dr. Corinne Carvalho (St. Thomas University), the Rev. Jen Collins (Hosanna Lutheran, Forest Lake), Joe Davis (Artist [and poet] in residence at Luther Seminary), Dr. Karoline Lewis (Luther Seminary), and the Rev. Peter Rogness (retired bishop of Saint Paul Area Synod). An optional lunch will follow at New Bohemia Wurst and BierHaus in Roseville.

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The Fall 2015 Ministerium was jointly sponsored by Minneapolis Area and Saint Paul Area synods and featured keynote speaker Dr. Jacob J. Erickson, St. Olaf.
Held on March 31, the 2016 Spring Ministerium featured conversations about the future of the ELCA and a presentation by Dr. Michael Chan (Luther Seminary) titled “Why Daniel’s Visions Matter for the Church Today.”
Rostered ministers in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Area synods were invited to hear Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ present about her new book, The Strength of Her Witness: Jesus Christ in the Global Voices of Women.  Fall 2016 Worship Resources >

Rostered Ministers in the Minneapolis Area Synod gathered at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church to hear Rev. Lamont Wells (DEM at Metropolitan New York Synod) and Dr. Paul Pribbenow (President at Augsburg University) discuss “Why Lutheran? Does Luther Still Matter in the 21st Century?”

Several clergy participants asked about the manuscript and Rev. Wells readily agreed to make it available for others. Click here to download the PDF.