Events

ELCA Now is the Time Study (5-part series) - May 2022

A Study for ELCA Declaration to People of African Descent   

For those who want to journey through this study together in community.

Now is the time...for white members of the ELCA to face our own resistance and fear ...to name uncomfortable truths ...to let go of guilt and embrace responsibility ...to uncover silence and complicity ...to acknowledge the depths of systemic racism and white supremacist culture and thinking ...for repentance, and the time to trust God’s liberating grace, which gives us courage to face an uncomfortable past and walk boldly into a new future of racial justice and reconciliation, and of structural change.

Join us to do this work together. 

When
5 Thursdays from April 28 – June 2, 2022
9 – 11 am Pacific Time (not meeting on May 19)

Format
Zoom webinar (everyone on camera, everyone sharing in small groups with large group time as well)

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Facilitated by:
  • Pastor Kacey Hahn (Current Cal Lutheran parent), St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Renton, WA
  • Desta Goehner, Spiritual Director, Director of Congregational Relations at California Lutheran University 

Examining Whiteness in the ELCA

A brave space to uncover our whiteness and process racism in ourselves. Learn more


Ministry in times of Crisis - 2020

An online gathering for pastors, deacons, youth workers, church and faith community leaders. Due to COVID-19, are you wondering how ministry might need to be shifted? How might pastoral care change? What might worship and gathering times look like? Are you wondering what life and community might be like in a month?

We'll be joined by special guests who each bring vast experience and wisdom in our current time of crisis around COVID-19. As events are being cancelled all over and life as we know it is changing...how can we continue to be communities of faith, while we are being pulled apart?

March 17, 2020 Webinar - Ministry in Times of Crisis: Technical and Theological Tips for Online Worship Experiences

1. Google Drive: http://bit.ly/MinistryintimesofCrisis

In this folder you'll find the chat box notes with resources and questions, the recorded web gathering and the slides with the guest speaker information.

2. Facebook Event

3. Recorded web gathering: shorturl.at/otyMT 

March 13, 2020 Webinar - Ministry in Times of Crisis

1. Google Drive: http://bit.ly/MinistryintimesofCrisis

In this folder you'll find the chat box notes with resources and questions, the recorded web gathering and the slides with the guest speaker information.

2. Facebook event

3. Recorded web gathering: http://bit.ly/MITCCLU


Western States Youth Gathering

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Executive Skills for Church Leaders


This continuing education event for pastors and church leaders will explore how concepts from a MBA program can be applied to the arena of congregational life. Learn more

January 9 - 13, 2023 

(Register at Spirit in the Desert webpage)
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, Arizona

Please contact Spirit in the Desert regarding their policies regarding hosting events on site.


Essential Skills for Youth Workers


California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California

Volunteer? Full time? Part time?  Paid? We've got a personal and professional development program for you or your youth workers!

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