2016 Leadership Conference

Shift: Retooling Church

Opening Worship

Introduction to "Shift: Retooling Church" • April 10, 2016 • Rev. Nathan Anenson

Since the 4th century, Christianity has enjoyed a privileged place in Western culture, leading to a location-centric and clergy/staff-dependant view of church. While this method has supported disciple-making for centuries, it is no longer effective in today’s world. Rev. Nathan Anenson helps illustrate our need for a shift in how we view church.

Shift #1

From Congregational-Focused to Kingdom-Focused • April 11, 2016 • Rev. Steve Turnbull & Rev. Jeremey King

What does a kingdom-focused church actually look like? How do we measure success? Rev. Jeremey King and Rev. Steve Turnbull help us to examine the role of the Church in God’s mission. The congregation is not an end in and of itself, but rather God’s chosen vehicle to drive His mission forward.

Shift #2

From Pastor-Dependent to Pastor-Equipped • April 11, 2016 • Rev. Jo Saxton, Mrs. Stephanie Nelson & Ms. Ashley Nelson

According to scripture, pastors are not the doers of all ministry, but rather the equippers and coaches of the ministers. What does pastoral leadership look like in light of an actual functional priesthood of every believer? Rev. Jo Saxton will help us explore the role of pastors in God’s mission from a biblical and Lutheran theological perspective. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Shift #3

From Consumer-Making to Disciple-Making • April 11, 2016 • Rev. Dan Clites & Mrs. Laurel Swanson

Christians are not intended to be the consumers of the church’s ministry, but rather the ambassadors. So, what does a mobilized church actually look like? Rev. Dan Clites and Mrs. Laurel Swanson will help us to better understand the role we play.

Closing Worship

The Shift Home • April 12, 2016 • Rev. Per Nilsen

Rev. Per Nilsen wraps up our 2016 Leadership Conference by helping us make the shift home.