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Oct. 4-6, 2013 — Camp Rivercrest, Fremont, Neb.
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- Adventurous and courageous
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- Banding together and being challenged
- Examining your life and making decisions
Be prepared for a spiritual boot camp. This 45-hour experience is not for the faint of heart!
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LMM UpdateBy Norm Smith, LMM PACE
It’s Lutheran Men in Mission’s Birthday- Let’s Give Thanks and Celebrate! On July 16, LMM celebrated 25 years of bringing men into a deeper relationship with Christ! Please remember this great event by thanking God for being so faithful through the years and asking God for continued blessings.
Building Men for Christ Workshop – We are planning to hold a Building Men for Christ Workshop within the Central States Synod in the next few months, possibly in November. This is an 8 hour workshop that normally runs from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on a Saturday. The workshop is designed to help your men’s ministry leaders develop a plan and strategies for a vibrant men’s ministry in your congregation. If possible it is optimum to have two or more lay men’s ministry leaders and a pastor attend the workshop from a congregation.
The workshop will provide tools to prepare a Mission/Vision statement, an initial action plan and the strategies to capture and sustain momentum with the men of the congregation. The workshop builds on “The No Man Left Behind” book, by Patrick Morley which will be provided to each participant. The cost of the workshop will be approximately $60.00 depending on local conference expense, and the pastors registration will be free if two or more lay men’s ministry are attending from the congregation. The location of the meeting will be in the area where the greatest number of attendees is located. Please contact Norm Smith (contact information is below) if you have questions or if your congregation is interested in attending.
2013 Lutheran Men’s Gathering in Nashville – Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 2014 Lutheran Men in Mission gathering, Guys, Guts and God’s Glory. The 2014 LMM Gathering will take place at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel July 18-20 in Nashville. Plans are underway for another spirit-filled, life changing event. Mark your calendar now as registration will open this fall with an early registration discount. Keep checking lutheranmen.org for more details! If you have attended a gathering you know what I mean when I say that it is spirit filled and you will have a good time; if you haven’t attended one this is a great gathering to attend. It is even more special if you can bring sons, brothers and fathers with you to the event.
Our Lutheran Men in Mission Assembly, the LMM governing body, will be held there July 17-18 prior the gathering so those who are voting members will want to plan on attending two extra days. I hope that three or four men from Central States Synod will consider attending the assembly representing the synod. The Building Men for Christ will provide men a good background for attending the assembly and gathering.
I would also like you to prayerfully consider three men to work with me on a LMM leadership team for Central States Synod. If you or a man you know would be interested I would be happy to discuss our activities.
If you have any questions about Lutheran Men in Mission the activities or would like additional information please look at our website www.lutheranmeninmission.org/ or contact me at 913-706-0291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.