2020 materials now being posted!

This page lists resources from, and about, presenters at our Together in Mission event which was held on February 15, 2020.  Materials are being added as we receive them – most materials should be available by the end of February 2020.  If a session is not listed below, we do not have any additional resources to share.

MORNING SESSIONS

A1. What Does It Mean to Be a Sanctuary Church? (Bishop Paul Erickson & Mary Campbell)

The presenters were Mary Campbell, Program Director for AMMPARO; and Paul Erickson, Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, who can be reached at: paul@milwaukeesynod.org.

Bishop Erickson’s Powerpoint presentation is linked here:

Sanctuary Presentation-TIM

Mary Campbell’s Powerpoint presentation is linked here:

Sanctuary GMS

A short explanation of the sanctuary resolution may be found here.

A2. Embracing Disruptive Changes as Doors to Deeper Mission (Rev. Matt Short)

The presenter was Rev. Matthew Short, Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission for the Greater Milwaukee Synod.  Matt can be reached at 414.671.1212 or matt@milwaukeesynod.org.

Resources from Matthew’s session may be downloaded HERE.

A4. Called to Serve? Me? (Revs. Delaney Schlake-Kruse & Paul Mittermaier)

Rev. Delaney Schlake-Kruse of St. Paul Lutheran, Milwaukee and Rev. Paul Mittermaier of St. John Lutheran, Jackson were the presenters.

A5. Assessing Resources for Children’s Ministry Using an Anti-Racism Lens (Revs. Fred Thomas-Breitfeld, Kelly Nieman Anderson & Michelle Townsend de Lopez)

The presenters were Rev. Fred Thomas-Breitfeld of Jackson Park Lutheran, Milwaukee; Rev. Kelly Nieman-Anderson of Christ the King, Port Washington & Living Hope, Saukville; and Rev. Michelle Townsend de Lopez of Cross Lutheran, Milwaukee.

The Virginia Theological Seminary posted this information on VBS programs last year; the update for 2020 should come shortly:
https://buildfaith.org/the-best-vbs-programs-of-2019/

Visit the GMS Anti-Racism Team webpage here:
https://milwaukeesynod.org/anti-racism/

A6. Updating Your Constitution: Best Practices & Best Protection (Rev. Matt Schlake-Kruse. GMS Secretary)

Presenter Matt Schlake-Kruse is Secretary of the Greater Milwaukee Synod.  Contact Pr. Matt here.

Here is a link to the Model Constitution:

Model Constitution For Congregations 2019-9

A7. Strategies for Conversations Across the Divides (Dr. Katherine Wilson, The Zeidler Group)

Dr. Katherine Wilson of The Zeidler Group was the presenter.

A8. Using Finance for Social Change (Rev. Stephen Marsh, The Criterion Institute)

Rev. Stephen Marsh of The Criterion Institute was the presenter.

A9. El Salvador Partnership – Walking Together through Shared Stories, Shared Experiences, and a Commitment to Mutual Understanding (Gretchen Haugse & Sarah Wehmeier de Aparacio)

The presenters were Gretchen Haugse and Sarah Wehmeier de Aparacio.

A10. A Trinitarian Approach to Incarcerated & Returning Persons/Families (Rev. Mark Thompson)

The presenter was Rev. Mark Thompson of Breaking the Chains, a ministry at Felmers Chaney Correctional Center.

Flyer (includes contact information for Breaking the Chains, Project RETURN and the Synod Task Force on Prison Ministry) –

Task Force Flyer Feb 2019

Recommended website for following criminal reform advocacy organizing efforts:
www.micahmke.org

Books recommended for book clubs and interested others:
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
(click book title to visit author website)

Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson
(click book title for more information on the book at the Equal Justice Initiative website)

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

P1. Healthy Boundaries for Healthy Congregations (Bishop Paul Erickson & Rev. Jennifer Arnold)

The presenters were Paul Erickson, Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (paul@milwaukeesynod.org) and Rev. Jennifer Arnold, Assistant to the Bishop for Missional Leadership (jennifer@milwaukeesynod.org).

P2. Embracing Disruptive Changes as Doors to Deeper Mission (Rev. Matt Short)

The presenter was Rev. Matthew Short, Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission for the Greater Milwaukee Synod.  Matt can be reached at 414.671.1212 or matt@milwaukeesynod.org.

Resources from Matthew’s session may be downloaded HERE.

P3. Arms Wide Open: Why Ministry with, and to, our LBGTQIA+ Family is Important (Rev. Bill Beyer)

The presenter was Rev. William Beyer of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Thiensville, WI.

RIC Resources (as a PDF file:)

RIC Resources

P4. Faith, Mental Health & Wellness (Carolyn Karl)

The presenter was Carolyn Karl.

P5. Substance Abuse & the Opioid Crisis: Bringing Hope & Healing – What Your Congregation Can Do (Rev. Molly Doreza)

The presenter was Rev. Molly Doreza.

P6. Embodied Prayer: Thawing the “Frozen Chosen” (Rev. Kelsey Beebe)

The presenter was Rev. Kelsey Beebe.

P7. Building & Nourishing an Inclusive Church through Disability Awareness & Understanding  (Thom Bodenbach)

The presenter was Thom Bodenbach.

P8. Tanzania – Stories with Partners in Prayer & Mission: Shared Goals & Challenges from the Diocese of Meru (Julie Starks)

The presenter was Julie Starks.

Brief Bible study on the theme of global partnership:

Bible Reflection For TIM Event

P9. “OK, Boomer!” Racism, Younger Generations & the Conversations We Aren’t Having (Rhonda Hill)

The presenter was Rhonda Hill.

P10. Portico Benefits- the What, the How, and the Why of Providing ELCA benefits to your pastors, deacons, and staff. (Jennifer Prinz)

The presenter was Jennifer Prinz of Portico Benefit Services.

Her Powerpoint presentation may be found at this link:

Together In Mission GMS Treasurers Workshop PPT