In the Name of Jesus: Baptized and Called, fed and sent
June 5-8, 2016
|Sunday, June 5
|6:15 PM||Affirmation of Baptism|
|7 PM||Main Presentation #1 –“Baptized”–Mark Hanson|
|Monday, June 6
|8:15 AM||Bible Study #1, Dr. Diane Jacobson|
|9:30 AM||Service of the Word|
|10:30 AM||Main Presentation #2, Rev. Ginger Anderson-Larson|
|6:15 PM||Main Presentation #3 –“Called”–Mark Hanson|
|8:15 PM||Worship Healing Service|
|Tuesday, June 7
|8:15 AM||Bible Study #2, Dr. Diane Jacobson|
|9:30 AM||Morning Prayer|
|10:30 AM||Main Presentation #4–“Fed”–Winston Persaud|
|1:15 PM||Afternoon Workshops, ELCA Revival Team
“How to Deal with Change” with Rev. CeCee Mills–Change is inevitable. Every person faces change in varying degrees throughout the entirety of their vocations. Most people tend to prefer things to remain the same and therefore change often causes stress, frustration and moments of doubt about their vocations. Fortunately, there are ways of dealing with change. This workshop will offer the participants strategies to deal effectively with change so that their ministry can operate in a healthy environment.
“Equipping Men to become Bold, Daring Followers of Jesus Christ” with Doug Haugen–The One Year to Live retreat and follow-up is the most life-changing experience for men that we have ever seen. We invite you to come this afternoon and get a taste of what a OYTL weekend is about. This experience helps a man see how he got to where he is today and, more importantly, what God wants to do with him the rest of the way. This retreat is spreading to all areas of the country and this workshop will give you a taste of what happens so that you might encourage men to attend when it comes to your area.
“Faith Practices” with Rev. Brenda K. Smith–When we say we are Christian we have to ask ourselves, “Is our faith only a statement of what we believe or does our trust and belief in Jesus Christ lead to a transformed way that we live our lives?” The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Faith Practices Proposal offers practical ways that we can enhance our ability to follow Jesus Christ, to grow in our discipleship, using our grounding as children of God through our baptism as the foundation for how we live the faith that we believe in. The promises we make at our baptism are the faith practices we implement into our lives as we live out our call as children of God. In this workshop there will be a presentation of these 5 faith practices and also reflection on how participants can enhance their spiritual lives and their commitment to their call as followers of Jesus Christ.
“Somebody Prayed for Me” with Rev. Brenda Irving–A workshop to develop the art of personal prayer as a part of your spiritual arsenal. “Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.” James 5:13-15. Many of us would like to incorporate more prayer for others and ourselves into our daily lives; however, our busy schedules often distract us from setting aside time to pray. Others lament about not knowing how to find the words to communicate properly with God. This workshop is designed to explore practical ways to enhance your ability to pray and useful tools and techniques which can enrich your prayer experience. The desired outcome of this workshop is to create new possibilities for you to take full advantage of prayer as a means of grace to foster your spiritual growth and discipleship.
“Developing a Congregation-based Prayer Ministry” with Rev. Dr. Elise Brown–Prayer changes things. Is your congregation a praying congregation? Prayer ministry in congregations can be transformative and renewing as the body of Christ seeks God’s guidance in all decisions and comes together to support and pray for each other. Starting with a small core of dedicated, praying folks (members and non-members alike) is enough to begin a Prayer Ministry in your congregation. This workshop will look at practical steps to beginning a prayer ministry that could include regular meetings, on-line prayer groups, prayer card ministry and other ideas. A praying church is a growing church. Come hear how to begin such a ministry in your congregation.
“An Invitation to Discipleship: A Gift of Grace” with Rev. Larry Clark–Do I have an invitation for you! It is an invitation of a lifetime! This workshop will introduce and share with pastors and congregations ways of blending two traditions, that of the historically Black and Evangelical Church and Lutheran Theology. This is one intentional way to invite people to become a part of the larger church or a local congregation, as we are saved by grace through faith. It is an Invitation to Discipleship. This invitation is three-fold: 1) an invitation to accept the gift of grace- to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, 2) an invitation to membership in “the church,” and 3) an invitation to bring all your burdens to God in prayer for yourself or for those in need of prayer. This is best introduced through revival services, and then utilized on an ongoing basis within a local congregation. An Invitation to Discipleship: A Gift of Grace.
|7 PM||Revival Service|
|Wednesday, June 8
|8:15 AM||Bible Study #3, Dr. Diane Jacobson|
|10:45 AM||Panel Discussion with presenters|