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!
March 14 Dr. Sam Giere, Preaching in Divided Political Times
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, 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
Events for Youth & Youth Leaders
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
April 28th-Secret Agents
More info here
The Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry
Service Projects at Lutheran Lakeside
for all Ages - April 28
We invite individuals, families, groups, and congregations to make a big impact for an important ministry. We have many projects available and will find the perfect project for everyone's talents. All ages and abilities can be accommodated. More info here!
Better Planning = Better Ministry
When: Thursday, May 9th at 9 am - 4 pm
Where: Carol Joy Holling Camp
27416 Ranch Rd, Ashland, NE
Cost: $43 for you and one other. $15 for additional people from your church group.
Give us one day, we'll give you one year!! This will be a guided day of planning resulting in a one year outline for your ministry. Bring yourself or a small team.
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!
Youth Leadership Camp
The Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp will take place July 17-21, 2019 and is now accepting applications from rising High School Juniors, rising Seniors, and 2019 graduates. An effort of the Des Moines Area Religious Council and the Comparison Project at Drake University, the camp brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore the religious landscape of Des Moines. Each student creates a digital story telling project about their own faith that will be shared at a public screening on the last day of the camp. The camp is free of charge for participants and each student will receive an honorarium for taking part. For more information please contact Coordinator of Interfaith Engagement for DMARC Rev. Sarah Trone Garriott, email@example.com.
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