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2019 Fall Theological Conference

Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

2019 Fall Theological Conference

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Rostered Leaders Registration
Costs are to be paid by the local congregation; congregations are also encouraged to pay spouse's lodging expenses. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER 9/1/19
Ended $100.00 $6.49
Lay Minister Registration   more info Ended $100.00 $6.49
Retired Pastors and Interns Ended $50.00 $3.74
OPTIONAL: "Where am I now?" Workshop   more info Ended $35.00 $2.92
Rostered Leaders Registration (with fee)   more info Ended $150.00 $9.24
Lay Minister Registration (with fee)   more info Ended $150.00 $9.24

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Event Details

  “Forward Faith”

We'll gather under the theme of "Forward Faith."  Together we will celebrate the call to serve as leaders together while reflecting on congregational vitality. 


We're excited to welcome Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson to join us! Wes was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Conference of Bishops Retreat this year and Bishop Terry was so impressed, he invited him to join us!  Wes served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America for 17 years, from 1994-2011. Earlier he was Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield and Director of Church and Society for the World Council of Churches. His speaking and ecumenical work takes him to all corners of the globe. Presently he serves as Chair of the Board for Sojourners, and is working on future publications. 



Wes is the author of 7 books and we encourage you to check out his most recent book  "Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century" prior to the event. Click here to purchase via Amazon

The first 100 paid registrants will also receive a complimentary ADVANCED copy of his new book "How Change Comes to your Church: A Guidebook to Church Innovations", which will debut in October 2019. How cool is that? 



Sunday, September 8

 New to the synod gathering, Check-in & dinner, pontoon ride

Monday, September 9

 Dean's meeting, First Call Theological group meeting, opening worship, keynotes, Bishop's hour

Tuesday, September 10

Keynotes, free-time, closing worship (dinner church!) and The Blanket Excercise. 

Wednesday, September 11

Enjoy breakfast and sabbath time and prepare to journey home!  
Optional workship: "Where am I now?" with Sister Michelle Walka

*full schedule on our website

 ***Reminder there are two steps to register for this event and should be completed by 8/30/19.***

Register with Eventbrite to pay your conference fee. 

Call Fair Hills Resort at 1-800-323-2849 to make arrangements for your lodging and meals.  


LODGING OPTIONS (includes lodging and meals):

  •  OPTION 1: $322/person for Sunday - Wednesday (includes all 3 nights rooming and 8 meals)
  •  OPTION 2: $231/person for Monday - Wednesday (includes 2 nights rooming and 6 meals)
  •  OPTION 3: $231/person for Sunday - Tuesday (includes 2 nights rooming and 6 meals)
  •  OPTION 4: $136/person for Monday - Tuesday (includes 1 night rooming and 4 meals)


View more detailed list on our website *Please note, if you have particular roommate requests please indicate them when making your reservation. If you prefer single occupancy, those arrangements can be made, but may affect the cost.


  • $55/child/night for ages 6-12
  • $35/child/night for ages 1-5
  • Infants are free

 Commuter Rate for Meals:

  • Breakfast: $14
  • Lunch: $18
  • Dinner: $22

Babysitting Rate: $10/hr for the first 2 children $1/hr for each additional (reservations must be made in advance)

Have questions about 2019 Fall Theological Conference? Contact Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

When & Where

Fair Hills Resort
24270 Co. Hwy 20
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

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