Ministerium 2018-03-23T09:54:35+00:00

Twice each 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

Next Ministerium:

Resiliency: From Surviving to Thriving
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, Minnetonka

The busyness of Easter Sunday will be over. Now, join rostered ministers from across the synod in this annual time of worship, relationship building and renewal, and intentional learning.
Using Dr. Brené Brown’s research on resilience, Rev. Sarah Ciavarri will take us deeper into the unique connections of serving as a church leader during ever-changing times and landscapes. We will explore how these are critical moments in church leadership and how the stories we create about them influence both our self-understanding as church leaders and our own actions and behaviors. We will look at new patterns of critical awareness, try new practices to stay grounded, and make connections between Brown’s research and faith in Christ.
Join us afterward for lunch at Kip’s Irish Pub, St. Louis Park!
8:30 – Registration opens
9:00 – Worship
10:30 – Time with Rev. Sarah Ciavarri


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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.

Rostered ministers of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Area Synods gathered together on the morning of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Tuesday, October 31. The theme, “Turning 501,” examined how Lutherans respond to the world in which we live in our 501st year. Speakers included 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).