Our Events

Outreach for Hope Family Ride Run Walk

Join Outreach for Hope for a day of fellowship and fun, in support of grants to ELCA Lutheran ministries in neighborhoods where many face income insecurity.

Fall Leadership Conference

Lutherdale Bible Camp N7891 Hwy 12, Elkhorn, WI, United States

Join us for a time of learning and renewal for GMS faith leaders, including lay members and staff, council presidents, and rostered ministers. Our presenter will be Dr. Kelly Sherman-Conroy, a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation and the first Native Woman Theologian with a PhD in the ELCA.

The Healing Network: Skills and Sustainability Training

Holy Cross Lutheran Church W156 N8131 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls

Join our partners at the Healing Network for an educational opportunity for church ministry teams working in faith to address addiction and substance misuse.

Inspired for Mission Zoom Gathering: “Meeting God Over Coffee”

Online Event

At our October GMS Mission Table gathering, learn from a new ministry in our synod about the ways they are encountering God by gathering for coffee, calm, and communion - not in a church building but in a coffee shop. We'll hear the story and try a brief spiritual practice together.

Deconstructing Racism (Introductory Training)

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church - Wauwatosa 1615 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI, United States

“Deconstructing Racism” is an introductory anti-racism training facilitated by Rev. Marilyn Miller and Joyce Caldwell, PhD that is grounded in stories of participants, the Bible, and history. Through reflection on those stories, participants examine the construction and meaning of racism and the part we all play in upholding and maintaining the system.

We Love All 2023

Christ the Servant – Waukesha 2016 Center Rd., Waukesha, WI, United States

The Reconciling in Christ Ministry Team invites you to proclaim “We Love All” as we learn how to be communities of welcome, inclusion, and celebration of our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ. This year we will welcome Rev. Jonah Overton (@rev_jonah) from Zao MKE Church to share with us how a queer perspective can enrich our theology and open our eyes to see Scripture in a new light. We will also have workshops on LGBTQIA+ 101, A Lutheran Reading of the “Clobber Passages”, How to Be an Ally / Allied Parenting, and more.

2023 First Call Theological Event

Saint Andrew Lutheran Church (Wausau) 150202 County Road NN, Wausau, WI, United States

Due to the number of participants this year, we are unable to gather at St. Anthony in Marathon. Instead, our group will gather at: Saint Andrew Lutheran Church 150202 County Rd. NN Wausau WI 54401 Registration fee is $100. This fee does not include housing - participants who need lodging should contact the hotel directly […]

Bishop’s Trip to El Salvador

Bishop Erickson will be leading a trip to visit our partners in the Lutheran Synod of El Salvador, January 16-24, 2024. This visit will include opportunities to learn about the history and current dynamics in the country and in the church, as well as a chance to visit local congregations and leaders.