Every 4th Tuesday | 6:30 – 7:30 pm

A monthly virtual gathering of Christians dreaming together about where God is leading the Church. Hear inspiring reflections, connect with others, and take questions and resources back to your congregation. Every voice is welcome!

Each month, we will meet to discuss a topic related to the mission we share. Clergy and lay participants will have separate breakout rooms.

This event is hosted by the Greater Milwaukee Synod Mission Table. Contact Rev. Matthew Short at matt@milwaukeesynod.org with questions.

Previous Discussions

September 2021: I’m Curious About…The New Realities for the Church

Pastor Andy Fetters talks about the questions we usually ask about the church, and how new questions can bring a new energy for mission.

January 2022: I’m Curious About…Online Worship Engagement

Pastor Kevan Penvose and Chad Lyden from Unity in Milwaukee share with us what they do around engagement of online worshippers!

April 2022: I’m Curious About…Creation, Community & Mission

Pastor Jonathan Barker from Grace Lutheran in Kenosha talks about how his congregation has found great energy and purpose in their engagement with community partners around issues related to care for creation. Learn about how a community garden, a church beautification project, and even a book study led Grace into a deeper sense of their mission, and deeper connections with their surrounding community!

October 2021: I’m Curious About…Thriving in the Midst of Change

Pastor Karen Pahl talks about the resources she and her congregation are finding helpful as they adapt to change.

February 2022: I’m Curious About…Faith, Race, the Bible, and Hope

Rev. Matthew Short sits down with Rev. Michelle Townsend de Lopez, the pastor of Cross Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, to learn more about the book, Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope — a powerful resource about how the Bible is a message of hope for all, in ways that challenge us and invite us into a deeper understanding of what it means to be human!

May 2022: I’m Curious About…Stewardship & Mission

We talked with Vicar Charlotte Linberry from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Milwaukee about the stewardship resources that inspire them, and what we can each do to open up these conversations in our congregations!

November/December 2021: I’m Curious About…What to Do When the Whole Culture is “Unchurched”

Pastors Kelly Nieman Anderson and Kevin Farrar talk about highlights from Andy Root’s work around “Ministry in a Secular Age.”

March 2022: I’m Curious About…Caring for Self & Others Without Breaking

Life coach Danette Braun talks about the connection between core values and self care.

No doubt you’ve heard that the key to avoiding exhaustion, burnout and breakdowns is to be proactive about practicing self care. But let’s be honest – most days “self care” feels like one more obligation at the end of an already overloaded to do list. What if self care isn’t just about nature walks, hot baths, and meditating? What if you could find a source of revitalizing energy by connecting to your core values?

June 2022: What Do You Want to Learn More About?

The world and the church are changing! What are you curious to learn more about? Share your thoughts, and connect with other leaders from around the synod, on Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Zoom. As the synod’s Mission Team plans for monthly topical sessions in the Fall, they want to hear from you… what are you curious about?