Fort Dodge Forums
Spring Schedule Set
The fun begins at 9:30 am at Grace Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge Iowa. Forums begin at 9:30 am with coffee and fellowship. The Program runs from 10 until noon. A catered meal (about $8) is available to conclude the event at noon.
The Forum costs $45 per session, payable at the time of the forum. Retired clergy rate available. Hope to see you there!
February 14 Dr. Martin Lohrmann, Lent
March 14 TBA
April 11 Dr. Nate Frambach, TBA
May 16* Dr. Alan Padgett, Science and Christian Theology
*Note date--one week later than our usual second Thursday
The Siouxland Forum
morning through and including lunch at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Sioux City...
specific starting times and registration fees will be announced for each event
Tuesday, February 12 - Dr. Jennifer Harvey, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Tuesday, March 12 - Prairie Rose Seminole, Program Director for American Indian
Alaska Native Ministries for the ELCA
Tuesday, April 23 - Dr. Karoline Lewis, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota
Tuesday, Oct. 8 - Dr. Cambria Kaltwasser, Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa
Hope in the Heartland
Imagining Our Future as Small Congregations
This conference will be most helpful for congregations with up to 100 people in worship on a weekly basis.
This is an 8 synod event with 21 gathering sites
When: February 2nd, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Our Saviors in Sioux Falls, SD and First Lutheran in Algona, IA
Cost: $50/congregation, plus $10/person for lunch
CROSS+GENERATIONAL MINISTRY LAB
WHEN: Saturday, March 16th
Snow date - Saturday, March 23rd
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration @ 9:00 am
WHERE: St. Mark Lutheran Church
5200 Glenn Ave, Sioux City
COST: $10/person, lunch included
*Experience Cross+Generational relationships
*Explore various models and tools for Cross+Generational ministry
*Equipped to lead Cross+Generational interaction
A Safe Place to Share - Men's Retreat
When: February 15th -16th
Where: Lutheran Lakeside Camp
2491 170th St, Spirit Lake
During this retreat members of the Men in Mission Board will be sharing about their personal and spiritual relationships. Kel Anderson will present about his trip to the Holy Land. Mark Juhl will report about RAGBRAI experiences and you'll hear about mission interpreters. Come and enjoy fellowship, food and a time to grow in your faith.
Outreach Nights at Okoboji Bible Camp
Who: 6th—12th graders, their youth leaders, and/or parents
Where: Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp, 1203 Inwan St., Milford
When: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
How much: $3 per person to cover food costs
Outreach Night is an opportunity for those in your 6th through 12th grade youth groups and beyond to join with other youth of all denominations around the area to fellowship, grow in faith, and have fun together! This provides a chance for great ecumenical fellowship for kids and adults. An evening of Outreach Night includes dinner, worship, a message, and of course games! Everyone is welcome.
Winter/Spring 2019 Dates/Game
Jan. 27th-Winter Games
April 28th-Secret Agents
More info here
Confirmation is an incredible time of spiritual growth, self learning and scriptural engagement for young people. Here at Lakeside, we are blessed to be able to work with church leaders across the state to create an engaging and fun weekend for youth! Campers participate in 3 days of bible studies, worships, games, team building, and so much more! It's an incredible chance to take a break from the technology driven world we live in, get back to our roots, and renew our love for God and one another.
WHO: GRADES 6-9
WHEN: MARCH 8-10, 2019
WHERE: LAKESIDE RETREAT SPACES
What is the NEXUS Institute?
The NEXUS Institute is a free, week-long, on-campus institute that brings together 10th-12th grade students from around the country to dig deep into theology with Christian professors and speakers. This institute, which students must fill out an application to attend, helps students think theologically, live in Christian community with our college mentors, and consider their call in ministry. This year’s theme is…
Jesus: Old, New, & Now.
We want to bring up future Christian leaders who understand the gospel and live its truths. We will dive deep into the Old and New Testaments to see the gospel at work, and we will learn how to carry the gospel NOW!
How much does NEXUS cost?
FREE! NEXUS is part of the High School Youth Theological Institutes and is made possible through a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation. The only cost to you is the cost of transportation to Des Moines (should a student need financial assistance for travel costs, please contact us ASAP).
Where can I learn more about the NEXUS Institute?
Brochure Site: www.nexusgv.org
Grand View Website: https://www.grandview.edu/academics/other-programs/nexus
Facebook: search @nexusinstitutegv
How do my youth sign up?
We are currently recruiting for summer 2019 (one week: June 23-28 [week two is already reserved]). Our deadline is April 1st, however, we have a limited number of spots, so sign up soon!
Youth can apply HERE
You can Nominate a Student HERE
What Happens Next?
You will be receiving some information in the mail within the next couple weeks. Please look it over and share it with congregations who want to see their youth grow in their ministry leadership and calling. Also, please let us know if you’d like more promo materials or if you have any questions!
Continuing Education Events
Backroads in Rural Ministry
March 5 - April 9th
Registration Fee: $60 (includes 0.5 CEU, please see CEUs tab below for information on how to earn 1 CEU)
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan LeMaster-Smith
The roads of rural ministry travel a world grappling with complex issues. Loss of industry, population shifts, and community disruptions dot the landscape of rural life. This six-week webinar series explores the nuances, struggles, and opportunities within the fields of rural ministry. Each webinar builds on the previous one and comes with suggested readings, exercises, and next steps for ministry. Webinars take place each week on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Time. More information here
Mark your Calendars
Continuing Ed for Pastors, Families, & Students
All inclusive: meals, lodging, education, worship, and endless
camp activities for all ages.
When: August 4 - 9, 2019
Where: Lutheran Lakeside Camp
Speakers: Rev. Dr. Troy Troftgruben
Rev. Dr. Winston Persaud,
Lodging: Variety of housing options makes the week affordable for all families.
Special rates for students and people considering seminary.
Visit lutheranlakeside.com for more information. Spots are limited so reserve now with no payment until January.
Plan Your Next Spiritual Retreat At Lakeside
Lutheran Lakeside can meet the needs of all groups! Whether it’s a council group, youth retreat, women or men's group, or personal spiritual retreat, we have great spaces, meal options, and activities. We offer a variety of different housing options, private rooms and smaller retreat spaces which include...
• Lodge - Sleeps up to 23
• Chalet – Sleeps up to 26
• Shalom – Sleeps up to 26
Activities include: Sailing, boating, rock climbing, zip lining, biking, hiking, fishing, and more.
Rustic cabins, tree houses, and campground spaces.
To determine the best fit for your next trip please contact
Amanda@lutheranlakeside.com or check out www.lutheranlakeside.com
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