NE MN Synod ELCA Lay Leader Network Yearly Intensi

NE MN Synod ELCA Lay Leader Network Yearly Intensi

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The LLN Yearly Intensive Series is a four-session educational program for adult learners, lay leaders and potential lay leaders of all ages.

About this event

Hosted by the Northeastern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA

Announcing our Yearly Intensive Series 2022-2023

WHAT: The Lay Leader Network Yearly Intensive Series is designed to provide adult participants the opportunity to grow in their knowledge of biblical and Lutheran theological skills while enhancing their ability to lead missionally within their context. Participants will have the opportunity to grow deeper in their faith, spiritually, and being in community with one another, through the four Saturday sessions along with readings and exercises/discussion between sessions.

Each yearly series has a fourfold focus: Biblical Study/Lutheran Theology(35%), Leadership and Spiritual Development (30%), Engaging Missional Context (20%), and Specific Ministry Focus (15%)

This year’s four-session series’ main presenters will be the Rev. Dr. Mark Skinner and the Rev. Dr. David Mesner.

WHERE, WHEN, and HOW…

Session 1 -

  • October 1, 2022 - In-person at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Duluth or
  • October 8, 2022 - In-person at Bethlehem Lutheran, Brainerd
  • October 25, 2022 - In-between discussion session (optional) on Zoom from 7-8:30 pm

Session 2 -

  • November 12, 2022 - Meeting through Zoom
  • January 10, 2023 - In-between discussion session (optional) on Zoom from 7-8:30 pm

Session 3 -

  • February 4, 2023 - Meeting through Zoom
  • February 25, 2023 - LLN Annual Gathering (optional - location TBD)
  • March 14, 2023 - In-between discussion session (optional) on Zoom from 7:00-8:30 pm

Session 4 -

  • April 15, 2022 - In-person at Bethlehem Lutheran, Brainerd or
  • April 9, 2022 - In-person at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Duluth

Cost: $220 fee to attend (does not include books, materials or student travel expenses); check to see if your congregation can help subsidize the cost. Bethlehem Brainerd, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Duluth, and Gloria Dei Duluth offer sponsorships. Congregations - Contact the registrar to sign-up to provide sponsorships to your congregants.

Syllabus for the Yearly Intensive Series (2022-2023) - Not yet available

Format for our sessions together:

  • 9:00 am - Gather/Introductions/check-in
  • 9:15 am - Engaging the Gospel of Luke/Acts presentation and discussion (and break)
  • 11:30 am - Life Together presentation and discussion
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - The Congregation in a Secular Age presentation and discussion (and break)
  • 2:15 pm - Small Group breakouts
  • 3:00 pm - Wrap-up, evaluation, and departure by 3:30 pm

Bibliography: Required texts for the Yearly Intensive Series

Nouwen, Henri J.M. Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World. New York: Crossroad, 1992

Zscheile, Dwight J. The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age. Harrisburg PA: Morehouse, 2014

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