Leadership Events

The Art of Transitional Leadership

The annual “The Art of Transitional Leadership” event provides ministry skills training for today’s and tomorrow’s church pastors, staff, committees on ministry and congregational leaders. This full-week session provides 30 hours of training that meets the requirements for Week I Transitional Ministry Education. Week 2 training will be offered for the first time in 2021.  Dates are still being determined.

The next Week 1 Training will be online November 8-12, 2021.  See 2021 Trans Min flyer for additional information.

Registration link: https://synod-of-lakes-and-prairies.events.idloom.com/the-art-of-transitional-leadership11-21

Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit, held each spring, is an opportunity for presbytery commission/committee leaders who work with congregations and pastoral leaders as well as presbytery staff to gather with national and Synod staff for learning and networking. Ordinarily, the Synod covers the cost of three participants from each presbytery. Presbyteries can send more than three but will need to pay for them. The Summit includes worship, a series of addresses based on needs expressed by presbyteries, and workshops.

In 2021, due to limited capacity at the retreat center, the event will be held virtually and there is no limit to how many people from each presbytery can participate.  LS Flyer 2021 has details of the event.  The theme is Coaching as a Paradigm for Working with Congregations and Candidates.

Register at https://synod-of-lakes-and-prairies.events.idloom.com/leadership-summit-2021