July 3, 2021
Nebraska Synod Road Shows are one way the synod walks together
First established in 2019, the Nebraska Synod is excited for the Road Shows to resume in late 2021. Gathering in the different clusters and territories of the synod, disciples from area congregations are invited into a rich Saturday of discipleship building, worship, and fellowship that runs from mid-morning through mid-afternoon. Lunch is provided half way through the day, which also includes times of story sharing, conversation, deep listening, learning, and fellowship with most of the Nebraska Synod staff and other key synod leaders.
On Road Show weekends, the entire synod office hits the road, if you will, to one corner of the state and synod or another, together. As one pastor exclaimed when gathering on the Saturday morning of the road show in Alliance out in the Panhandle, “They are all here. They all came.” This is a priority for the Nebraska Synod because we believe that together we are growing disciples, walking together, and serving God’s world. Road Shows are one way we literally engage in times of discipleship growth, walking together, and sharing stories and ideas for how we serve as part of God’s on-going work today.
On Sunday mornings of Road Show weekends, synod staff and other synod leaders visit area congregations with words of greeting, sermons, and other presentations, presence, and conversations. Area congregations who register for the Road Show are encouraged to invite a synod staff member (or more than one) to come and visit and join their congregation. Congregations may request members of synod staff, areas of interest or topics, needs or gifts, and the synod staff will do its best to accommodate such invitations and requests.
Road Shows were held in the fall of 2019 in Adams and Alliance, and in February 2020 in Grand Island, and Schuyler. Road Shows that were scheduled later in 2020 and were postponed because of the pandemic are being rescheduled to resume in late 2021 and 2022. The fun of the Road Show will recommence starting November 6th and 7th, up in Northeast Nebraska. And then in 2022, Road Shows will travel to:
- Lincoln, February 19-20, 2022
- Hebron, March 26-27, 2022
- Eustis, August 27-28, 2022
- Omaha, October 2022.
Stay tuned to the synod website and social media for more information about upcoming Road Shows and to register your congregation to participate in the next one coming to your area. If you don’t see one coming near you in the year ahead, know that we’ll be returning to areas of the state that we have previously visited on the Road Shows after this first round concludes in October 2022.