The Convocation was held at Grace Lutheran Church in Springfield, Ohio on May 7, 2016.
There were no keynote speakers this year. Instead, there were three workshop copportunities for participants instead of the typical two.
Jesus says, Go make disciples of
all nations. Hear from some of
our Mission Region congregations
who are participating in the
Discipleship initiative of the
Building Mission Relationships: How do we partner with missions across the United States and around the world? It’s more than just sending a check. (The NALC has a goal for every congregation to have a mission connection globally, domestically, and locally.)
Worship Resources: This session is led by representatives of Sola Publishing. Where can you find worship resources that are just right for the size of your congregation? Come and See!
Communication for Congregations: Pastor Mark Ryman, Communications Coordinator for the NALC, leads this session. Here’s your chance to learn best practices for congregational communication, as well as how to keep in touch with the work of the NALC.
Legal Protections for Congregations: Since the legalization of gay marriage, congregations face troubled waters if they refuse to perform those weddings. Pastor Hans Scherner, who is a lawyer, will give advice and direction on these issues.
Youth Ministry: Find out what “Faith-Webbing” is, from Gary Pecuch, who uses this with his own youth group and teaches it across the NALC. Gary is the Youth and Family Ministries consultant for the NALC.