6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

If you arrive on Wednesday evening, pick up your breakfast voucher for Thursday morning.

The Rev. Dan Selbo (NALC)
Bishop, North American Lutheran Church

NALC clergy will be holding their annual ministerium, led for the first time by Bishop Dan Selbo. Join us to hear more from Bishop Selbo about his vision for the NALC, and take the opportunity to renew your ordination vows.

12:00 PM

Lunch

Lunch will be provided for all registrants.

The Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba NALC
Assistant to the Bishop for Missions, North American Lutheran Church

Pastor Gemechis Buba starts off our time together with a devotional Bible study on our theme passage from Acts 2.

The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach ACNA & the Rev. John Bradosky NALC
Archbishop, Anglican Church of North America & Bishop Emeritus, North American Lutheran Church

The culture of North America is a changing landscape, and this presents challenges for today's church — especially within Anglicanism and Lutheranism. In this introductory keynote, Archbishop Foley Beach ACNA and Bishop Emeritus John Bradosky NALCaddress our shared values and cast a vision of how a renewed focus on the Great Commission changes lives, congregations and effects real change in the culture around us. A time for questions and answers follows.

The Rev. Dr. John Pless LCMS
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN)

What do we mean by Word & Sacrament and what does that have to do with discipleship? In this plenary session, Pastor John Pless discusses the lens of Word & Sacrament ministry for disciple-making congregations.

The Rev. Dr. John Pless LCMS
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN)

In this breakout session, Pastor John Pless continues his discussion of Word & Sacrament ministry in disciple-making congregations.

The Rev. Dr. James A. Nestingen NALC
Lutheran Theologian, North American Lutheran Church

In this session, Pastor Jim Nestingen will share how Word & Sacrament plays out in our daily lives, not just on Sundays during worship.

6:15 PM

Dinner will be provided for all registrants.

The Rev. Brad Hales NALC & To be announced ACNA
Director of Domestic Mission, North American Lutheran Church

In this session, leaders of church planting movements within the Anglican Church in North America and the North American Lutheran Church discuss methodology and challenges in planting faithful Anglican and Lutheran congregations in today's landscape.

This is where the rubber meets the road! Meet Anglicans and Lutherans from your area and begin to form relationships. Learn how your congregations can partner together.

6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

Breakfast will be provided for all registrants.

We will begin our second day together with a devotional Bible study on our theme passage with a discussion of the importance of the rhythms of Word & Sacrament in our daily lives.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter ACNA
Bishop of the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others, Anglican Church in North America

In this plenary session, Bishop Todd Hunter discusses a vision of the Christian life as a disciple of Jesus.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter ACNA
Bishop of the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others, Anglican Church in North America

In this breakout, Bishop Todd Hunter continues his discussion on the vision of the Christian life and shares on the discipleship movement within the Anglican Church in North America.

The Rev. Dr. Eric Riesen NALC
Chair, NALC Life-to-Life Movement; Senior Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church (Ashland, OH)

In this session, Pastor Eric Riesen shares on the discipleship movement in the North American Lutheran Church, and the challenge his team has had to launch a denomination-wide movement that affects every parishioner, seminarian, pastor and congregation.

The Rev. Dr. John Pless LCMS & the Rev. Dr. James A. Nestingen NALC
Respected Lutheran Teachers & Theologians

Discipleship can be a complicated word. At its worst, it can denote programs and theologizing, and at its best, it can seem overly complicated with all sorts of various approaches and methodologies. Taking a step back, what does it mean to the average person who attends their church services and wants to be invested in their community? In this session, Pastors John Pless and Jim Nestingen speak to the everyday person on discipleship in everyday life.

12:00 PM

Lunch will be provided for all registrants.

Katherine Coolidge RCC
Catherine of Siena Institute (Colorado Springs, CO)

In this plenary session, Katherine Coolidge discusses parish renewal and how the Catherine of Siena Institute has helped to foster a culture of disciple-making in local Roman Catholic congregations.

Katherine Coolidge RCC
Director of Parish & Diocesan Services, Catherine of Siena Institute (Colorado Springs, CO)

In this breakout, Katherine Coolidge discusses methods for assessing parish ''culture.''

The Rt. Rev. Clark W.P. Lowenfield ACNA
Bishop of the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast, Anglican Church in North America

In this breakout, Bishop Clark Lowenfield discusses tools for determining congregational health.

The Rev. David Keener NALC
Pastor, Christ the King Lutheran Church (Evans, GA); Member, NALC Life-to-Life Discipleship Movement

In this breakout, Pastor Dave Keener discusses how lay leaders are instrumental in changing the culture of a parish.

Speakers from the plenary and breakout sessions gather together to answer questions.

6:00 PM

Dinner will be provided for all registrants.

6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

Breakfast will be provided for all registrants.

Speakers and breakout sessions are great, but we want to make sure there's time to process the information together. During this session, we'll focus on what action steps we're going to take back home with us through table discussions and a guided exercise.