This page lists resources from, and about, presenters at our Together in Mission event which was held on February 16, 2019.  There were ten morning sessions and eleven afternoon sessions.  If a session is not listed below, we do not have any additional resources to share.

MORNING SESSIONS

What Is God Calling Us to Be and Do as a Synod? (Bishop Paul Erickson)

The presenter was Paul Erickson, Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, who can be reached at: paul@milwaukeesynod.org.

Link to the Mission Statement feedback page:
https://milwaukeesynod.org/mission-statement-feedback/

Reimagining Church (Matthew 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.

2019 Rethinking Church SLIDES, as a PDF file:

Rethinking Church 2019 SLIDES

“Churches Are Closing. These Three Models Are Thriving.” article, as a PDF file (or, click HERE for the online version)

Four Thriving Models - Missio Alliance (1)

“Ideological Shifts of Revitalization: Remembering how to be the Church in any age,” as a PDF file:

01 IDEOLOGICAL SHIFTS V2

A Story of Re-imagining: Wildwood Methodist Church
(This video was shown at the session. Click the title above to watch the video on YouTube.)

LGBTQIAA+ – What Do All Those Letters Mean Anyways? (Debra Trakel)

Rev. Debra Trakel was the presenter.

Some Definitions for the LGBTQ Community (and Allies) – article from the MKE LGBT Community Center (as a PDF file:)

MKE LGBT Materials

Bibliography on Sexuality and Gender Issues (as a Word document:)

Bibliography On Sexuality And Gender Issues

Link to the ELCA Social Statement on Human Sexuality (in English and Spanish) –
https://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Human-Sexuality?_ga=2.140169459.1539893921.1550517622-278984579.1540317901

Phones, Fears & Faith: The Spiritual Life of Young Adults (Rachel Young Binter)

Rev. Rachel Young Binter of Lutheran Campus Ministries (UW-Milwaukee) was the presenter.

Presentation Slides (as a PDF file:)

TogetherInMIssion

Chili Cook-off Slide Show:

Chili Cook Off Slideshow

Here In This Place: Lutheran Campus Ministry in Milwaukee (link to video)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/86cb3rs3dmuzczk/Final_2.mp4?dl=0

“Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America’s Nones” by Elizabeth Drescher (link to Amazon listing for this book)
https://www.amazon.com/Choosing-Our-Religion-Spiritual-Americas/dp/0199341222

Hope for the Journey (Maripat Monahan & Tim Larson)

The presenters were Maripat Monahan, Advancement Director for Outreach for Hope and Tim Larson, Executive Director for Outreach for Hope.
Both Maripat and Tim can be reached at 414.671.1212.
Maripat’s email address is: maripat@outreachforhope.org
Tim’s email address is: tim.larson@outreachforhope.org

“Hope for the Journey” – Powerpoint presentation:

Hope For The Journey - Short Version

Sample Partnership Agreement (as a PDF file:)

Partnership Agreement - All Peoples

Sample Partnership Questions (as a PDF file:)

Partnership Questions - All Peoples

Outreach for Hope website:
https://outreachforhope.org/

The Work and Leadership of Church Councils (Joyce Caldwell & Matthew Brockmeier)

Presenter Joyce Caldwell is Vice President of the Greater Milwaukee Synod. She can be reached at jacaldwell@wi.rr.com.
Co-presenter Matthew Brockmeier is Secretary of the Greater Milwaukee Synod.

Link to her Powerpoint presentation:

GMS Workshop Pp Congregation Councils

Stewardship’s Flip-side: Recognizing and Removing Obstacles to Generosity (Richard Wehrs)

 

Dwelling in the Word: The Bible Tells Us So (Marilyn Miller and the GMS Anti-Racism Team)

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

Social Media For Your Church: When to Use What and For Who (Sarah Christiaansen)

Presenter Sarah Christiaansen is Synod Communicator for the Greater Milwaukee Synod.  Contact Sarah at 414.671.1212 or sarah@milwaukeesynod.org.

Link to her Powerpoint presentation:

Social Media For Your Church

Leading with the Congregation’s Spirituality, An Introduction (Dr. Michael C. Rehak)

Presenter Dr. Michael Rehak has kindly made the following resources available for viewing.  Please respect the author’s request not to duplicate these files.

1) Spiritual Profiler

2) Attitudinal Profile

3) Emphases Horizontal

4) Posture Descriptions

5) Rules 1 2 Page

The Self-Differentiated Church

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

What Is God Calling Us to Be and Do as a Synod? (Bishop Paul Erickson)

The presenter was Paul Erickson, Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, who can be reached at: paul@milwaukeesynod.org.

Link to the Mission Statement feedback page:
https://milwaukeesynod.org/mission-statement-feedback/

Reimagining Church (Matthew Short)

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

2019 Rethinking Church SLIDES, as a PDF file:

Rethinking Church 2019 SLIDES

“Churches Are Closing. These Three Models Are Thriving.” article, as a PDF file (or, click HERE for the online version)

Four Thriving Models - Missio Alliance (1)

“Ideological Shifts of Revitalization: Remembering how to be the Church in any age,” as a PDF file:

01 IDEOLOGICAL SHIFTS V2

A Story of Re-imagining: Wildwood Methodist Church
(This video was shown at the session. Click the title above to watch the video on YouTube.)

Being a Reconciling in Christ Community – Why? How?  (Bill Beyer)

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

RIC Resources (as a PDF file:)

RIC Resources

Why Not? Insights on Millennials BY Millennials (Aliliywa Mbise)

Presenter Aliliywa Mbise is the Young Adult Representative to the Greater Milwaukee Synod Council.  Aliliywa was assisted in her presentation by Rev. Alissa Kretzmann Farrar of Lake Park Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

Lists of media resources (as .png files:)

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We Are All Immigrants: God’s Story of People on the Move (Kelly Nieman Anderson)

The presenter was Rev. Kelly Nieman Anderson of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Port Washington and Living Hope Lutheran Church, Saukville.

Her Powerpoint presentation:

GMS Together In Mission 2019 Feb

Folded Handout for Worship (includes The Immigrants’ Creed; Prayer for Immigrants; Litany for Refugees; and Carolyn Winfrey Gillette’s lyrics “Abraham Journeyed to a New Century,” set to the ‘Morning Has Broken’ traditional melody.) (as a PDF file:)

Folded Handout For Worship

Immigration and Refugee Myths Busted (Four-page color flyer from the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, as a Word Document:)

Immigration Mythbuster

Sample Letter to Officials (as a Word Document:)

Letter To Officials, ELCA Only

Further Reading (and Viewing) – Book and Movie Recommendations, by age group (as a Word Document:)

Book And Movie List

Staffing for Mission & Ministry Impact (John Holm)

The presenter was Rev. John Holm.

Handout from the workshop (as a PDF file:)

Staffing For Missional Impact

Interpersonal Communication Insights for Congregations (Kristin Nielsen)

Presenter Kristin Nielsen is Assistant to the Bishop for Congregations in Mission. Email Pastor Nielsen at kristin@milwaukeesynod.org or call her at 414.671.1212.

FAITH5 (Carolyn Karl)

Presenter Carolyn Karl is the Minister of Cross+Generational Ministry at Kingo Lutheran Church in Shorewood, WI.

What’s Old and New in Prison Ministry? (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)

Ministry With and Among Our Senior Community: Exploring the Spiritual Needs and Contributions of Older Adults (Laura Gerstl Beukema)

The presenter was Rev. Laura Gerstl Beukema of Luther Manor in Wauwatosa, WI.

Seeing the Congregation Through a Family Systems Lens (Carol Jeunnette)

The presenter was Rev. Carol Jeunnette.

Handout from the presentation:

GMS TIM Workshop Handout

revised 02.20.19