Join us for 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

“I’m Curious About…” October 2022: Always Reforming – How New Things Start in the Church

We talked to Pr. Perrie Dralle from Gethsemane Lutheran in Brookfield and a number of our colleagues from the ELCA Churchwide organization about how the Spirit brings new things to…

“I’m Curious About…” September 2022: Stewardship in 2022

We talked to Rev. Tim Brown from our ELCA Churchwide Stewardship Team about “The Four Stewardship Mindset Shifts.”  

“I’m Curious About…” May 2022: 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…

“I’m Curious About…” April 2022: 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…

“I’m Curious About…” March 2022: 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…

“I’m Curious About…” February 2022: 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…

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

Pastor Kevan Penvose and Chad Lyden from Unity in Milwaukee share with us what they do around engagement of online worshippers! Online Minister Job Description  To see Unity’s “BeLive” service…

“I’m Curious About…” November/December 2021: 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.” Notes from Small Group Discussion  

“I’m Curious About…” October 2021: 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. Thriving in the Midst of Change – Power Point Slides Notes…

“I’m Curious About…” September 2021: 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. The Present Future – Summary Notes…