Branches of the Same Vine: Healthy Shared Ministry

Friday, November 30, 20186:00 pmSaturday, December 1, 20183:30 pm
First Lutheran Church 3315 G Ave. Kearney, NE 68847
Branches of the Same Vine: Healthy Shared Ministry

Branches of the Same Vine: Healthy Shared Ministry
First Lutheran Church 3315 G Ave. Kearney, NE 68847
$25 per person – invited coaches can register for free (if finances are a concern; scholarships are available)

We have room blocks reserved under “Nebraska Synod” at the following hotels (room block price ends Friday, November 2). You will need to call to make your reservation and pay separately:
Days Inn and Suites, $82 + tax for double-queen
111 Talmadge St. Kearney, NE 68847

Microtel Inn & Suites, $69 + tax for double-queen
104 Talmadge St. Kearney, NE 68847

Friday, November 30 through Saturday, December 1, 2018
6-8:30pm Friday and 9am to 3:30pm Saturday
Pre-event coaches’ training 3-5pm on Friday (for invited coaches only)

Please bring a Bible and something to write with. If your congregation already shares ministry with another congregation, bring a positive example of that relationship to share with a visual if possible (bulletin, newsletter, flyer, etc.).

Guest Speaker will be Rev. Marcia Kifer. Marcia Kifer has been a Lutheran pastor for 35 years. She has served congregations in Illinois, Iowa and Arizona. In 2010 she was called to serve the Shared Lutheran Ministry of Fayette County, Texas – four small, rural congregations who made a bold decision in 2001 to enter into a truly shared ministry. Rev. Marcia loves to share their story along with some nuts and bolts for congregations looking at some form of shared ministry. It is her conviction that shared ministry isn’t a last ditch effort to keep a church’s doors open; it is a way for churches to thrive as they answer Jesus’ call to grow disciples and share the Good News. She will train participants to think beyond maintenance to mission in moving from a single congregation to multiple-congregation cooperative ministry. Together with Rev. Marcia, we will explore ideas about how to initiate first conversations with potential ministry partners to nuts-and-bolts of parish ministry agreements.