Building Ministry in a Small Church

Rev. Gary and Anne Kitchin

Gary and Anne Kitchin discuss how to develop a caring and outreach ministry in a small congregation. They will share various ways they have seen individuals and peer groups use their gifts in caring for each other and touching people outside of the church.


What is a missionary? Who will go for us?

Dan Venberg

What is unique about the calling, passions and perspectives of those called to cross cultural mission? What role can the local congregation play in identifying and calling missionaries? Hear and learn from a missionary.


Working with Teens: Coming Alongside a Challenging and Difficult Teen

Kristian and Mary Anderson

Kristian and Mary Anderson have been working with a broad spectrum of teens for many years; including some of the most challenging. They have seen the Lord work in amazing ways in their own lives and in the lives of the youth they serve in Jesus’ Name. Listen as they share their wisdom and be encouraged as you seek to broaden and deepen your ministry to teens.


Faith at Home: Equipping Parents to be Spiritual Mentors at Home

Rev. Rich Iverson

Pastor Rich Iverson has a passion for building strong families. He has been instrumental in motivating families to understand the great impact the family can have on one’s faith. Come to hear examples of Christ centered parenting and best practices for home and children’s ministries.


Mission is Christ - in Chad and in Your Community

Dr. Paul and Teresa Szobody

We welcome Paul and Teresa Szobody, one of our missionary couples in Chad. The Szobody's are in the sensitive stage of prayerful, strategic planning. Listen and reflect with them on how the earthly life and ministry of Jesus might shape our mission – both overseas and to our North American neighbors.


Bridging to the Spiritually Lost in Your Community

Pastor Kyle Sears

Kyle, Erika and their family are intentionally building connections with people whom God has prepared to accept their friendship and witness of Jesus Christ. Hear how a North American church planter uses the same missionary approaches as one would in an international unreached community.


The Lord's Supper

Dr. Eugene Boe

What did Jesus mean when he declared that he was the true food sent from heaven? How do we participate in that meal and what benefits are given through it? Dr. Eugene Boe explores the Sacrament of the Holy Communion and its place in the life of the congregation and her people.


The Handiwork of God - The Trinitarian Value of Life

Dr. James Lamb

Our culture values life based on what a person is able to do or not do. As Christians, we value life based upon what our Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - has done that bestows value upon every human life regardless of what he or she may be able to do or not do. In this presentation, Dr. James Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life, will talk about what God does “with His hands” that gives every life value.


Caring for Your Pastor and Family

Panel: Rev. Warren Geraghty, Dr. Nate Larsen, and Gay Folden

A panel of seasoned church leaders will give their insight on how to foster a positive worshipping, living and working atmosphere for the church, including the pastor.  This seminar will give pastors tools for setting appropriate boundaries as well as encourage the church in how to care for and support their pastor and family.


Seminars by Women's Ministries

Mission Hospital in Chad (A Women's Ministries Partnership)

Trish Johnson

Trish will provide her audience with an update on our partnership in the mission hospital in Chad. She will share how the project money was used for the missions. She will also give pointers on what practical items are needed, the best way to donate them, and how your donated items get from the U.S. to Chad. She will have some amazing stories to share of lives renewed.


Rooted in the Word: A Lutheran View of the Life of Faith

Ruth Vallevik

The workshop will be based on Ruth’s book “Rooted in the Word”. She will be explaining how to use her book as a reference tool and how to use it for a Bible Study.


Revision in Ministry

Panel Discussion

Sometimes the path we believe God is leading us on takes a sudden turn -what seems to be a detour. Several women who've served in LB World Missions and are living through such change will share their stories, offering hope and encouragement.


Renew - The Transformed Life

Presenter: N/A

It is one thing to acquire biblical knowledge, but quite another to acquire life-changing wisdom and spiritual transformation through the power of God's Word.  We will explore the spiritual disciplines of Bible study, personal retreat and meditation as we encourage one another in the deeper life of faith.


ReConnect with Women

Debi Foss

It is one thing to acquire biblical knowledge, but quite another to acquire life-changing wisdom and spiritual transformation through the power of God's Word.  We will explore the spiritual disciplines of Bible study, personal retreat and meditation as we encourage one another in the deeper life of faith.