June 2017-December 2017: Discerning God’s Mission (link)
August 7-10, 2017: Rostered Ministers Gathering (link)
- Scholarship application (link)
August 18-19, 2017: Contemporary Perspectives on Luther (link)
October 12-13, 2017: Hope Leadership Conference (link)
Ongoing: Franciscan Spirituality Center offers spiritual direction groups for clergy: Area clergy are invited to join one of the Franciscan Spirituality Center’s spiritual direction groups. Spiritual direction groups meet monthly from fall to spring for deep, intentional listening, support and encouragement with others who are seeking God’s presence. Come share your sacred stories in a safe, nurturing environment, and develop your compassionate listening skills with others who understand your ministry. Members of all faith traditions are welcome. Groups will begin meeting this September. If you are interested, please call Steve Spilde at 608-791-5295.
Ongoing: Opportunities at United Theological Seminary in the Cities (link)
Ongoing: Opportunities at the Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat (link)
Ongoing: Lutheran Church Planters Network (link)
Additional Education Resources:
- Augsburg Fortress: Publishing house of the ELCA – produces books, Bible studies, confirmation materials, Vacation Bible School materials, and more.
- Bible Book of Faith: Tools and resources for increasing Biblical literacy – assessments, studies, and more.
- EmbodyHealth: Resources for healthy living and the annual health assessment (for Portico Benefit Services health plan members only).
- Luther Seminary’s Resource Guide: Find speakers for your next educational event
- Pastor 2 Pastor: This program is a supportive network of pastors for pastors designed to care for body, mind, and spirit of pastors. This program is open to pastors of the Southwestern Minnesota and Southeastern Minnesota synods of the ELCA who are in their final year of First Call or have completed the experience. It is also open to pastors of other denominations who have an interest in collegiality and spiritual growth. It is cooperatively sponsored by the Southwestern and Southeastern Minnesota Synods, ELCA and Gustavus Adolphus College.
- Portico Benefit Services: Information about ELCA pension and medical.
- Stewardship: Books, resource kits, synod resources
- Synod Resource Centers: Online resources from synod resource centers around the country.
- WorkingPreacher.org : A free online preaching resource created by the Center for Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary.