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Lead and Learn is a gathering of congregational leaders. We will explore what it means to move deeper into mission with various panel discussions taking place all morning. Lively worship, good food and a time of Q&A with Bishop Jeff will also be part of our time together. Our keynote presentation will be given by Ken Inskeep, Director for Research and Evaluation for the ELCA.
Kenneth W. Inskeep is the director for Research and Evaluation in the Office of the Presiding Bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has been with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1988 and director for Research and Evaluation since 1992. He is a graduate of Trinity College (B.A., Sociology, magna cum laude, Alpha Kappa Delta–sociological honor society) (now Trinity International University), Deerfield, Illinois; Marquette University (M.A., Sociology), Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Loyola University of Chicago (Ph. D., Sociology). Prior to his tenure with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) he taught sociology (Associate Professor) at Trinity College. His publications include “Views on Social Responsibility: The Investment of Pension Funds in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,” Review of Religious Research; “History of Church Growth Research,” in Understanding Church Growth and Decline, David Roozen and Kirk Hadaway, editors; and “Giving Trends in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,” Review of Religious Research; and Chasing Down a Rumor: The Death of Mainline Denominations with Robert Bacher, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to these formal publications, he is the author of many studies on the activities, programs and membership of the ELCA including “The Social and Religious Context of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America” and “The Faith Communities Today Survey of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Congregations”. He has been asked to address the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Conference of Bishop’s Academy on several occasions and on a variety of topics from church growth to “speaking Lutheran” in the contemporary religious context of the United States. He recently (March, 2012) received the Graven Award given annually by Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, to a lay Lutheran for service to the community and church.
AGENDA (12.1.15 revision)
8:30 – 9:00 am – Registration
9:00 – 9:55 am – Worship – Bishop Jeff, Preacher; Musician – Bryan Sirchio (sanctuary)
10:00 – 10:05 am – Introduction – Cindy Crane – Lutheran Office of Public Policy of Wisconsin & ELCA World Hunger (sanctuary)
10:05 – 10:45 am – Keynote address – Ken Inskeep (sanctuary)
10:45 – 11:00 am – Break
11:00 – 11:45 – Leadership Panel Discussions (panel present for 30 min.; Q & A for 15 min.) – locations TBA
Panel Questions –
- What do you think of when you hear the term “Mission?”
- Share and incident or time in your life when you experienced a growth in what it means to be a steward (either personally or congregationally)?
- Tell about an encounter or relationship with someone whose culture is very different from your own.
- What is challenging or exciting about being a part of a Church Body (our synod and/or ELCA) that is bigger than just your own congregation?
11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch (downstairs Fellowship Hall) with following concurrent events:
- Noon – 12:30 pm – Jennifer Prinz, Portico
- 12:45 pm – Jennifer meets with Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers (narthex/gathering space)
1:15 – 3:00 pm – Bishops Panel Discussion (sanctuary)
3:00 – 3:30 pm – Feedback and Sending (sanctuary)