Our Events

2023 LGBTQIA+ Pride Worship Service

Ascension Lutheran - Milwaukee 1236 South Layton Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Come and join our synod's Reconciling in Christ Ministry Team as they hold their annual LGBTQIA+ Pride Worship Service. ALL are welcome: Come as God created you to be! Questions? Contact ric@gmselca.org or pastor.char.guiliani@gmail.com. Spread the word in your congregation! Click here to download the official event poster, worship slides and Facebook graphic. /*! elementor […]

Equipping the Saints Capital and Stewardship Campaign Leader Training

Online Event

Capital needs . . . stewardship needs . . . Equipping the Saints mission appeal. . . .Is your congregation wondering and asking, “How can we meet our congregation capital needs? With those needs, how can we participate in the Equipping the Saints mission appeal? Is there a way to do it all?”Capital needs of […]

2024 Gathering Information Meeting (In-Person)

Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Hartland W299N5782, W299n5782 County Rd E, Hartland

Is your congregation planning to be at the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans? Join one of our pre-registration information sessions for adult leaders with Synod Gathering champion, Pr. Jennifer Rose.

2024 Gathering Information Meeting (Online)

Online Event

Is your congregation planning to be at the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans? Join one of our pre-registration information sessions for adult leaders with Synod Gathering champion, Pr. Jennifer Rose.

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

Inspired for Mission Zoom Gathering: “What’s a Coach Do, Anyway?”

Online Event

At our September GMS Mission Table gathering, hear from one congregation about how an innovation coach helped them listen to God and one other, try small experiments, and engage their neighbors in new ways. You’ll also learn about a grant that might help your congregation bring on an innovation coach.

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 Church150202 County Rd. NNWausau WI 54401Registration fee is $100. This fee does not include housing - participants who need lodging should contact the hotel directly to make reservations and pay […]

Inspired for Mission Zoom Gathering: “The Art of Gathering”

Online Event

At our November GMS Mission Table gathering, members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church will share how they've transformed congregational gatherings to be more hospitable, intentional, and meaningful with the guidance of "The Art of Gathering: How we Gather and Why it Matters" by Priya Parker. (NOTE: The session will include a summary of the book's key principles for those who haven't read it previously!)