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A conference for partners in ministry, both congregational members and leaders, seeking to build on the innovation of the past year and move forward in vitality.

Central States Synod

Congregational Vitality Gathering


Sponsored by the Synod Congregational Vitality Team


Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:30am-12:15pm

By Zoom

free, but pre-registration is required -  

Keynote Speaker:

Rev. Ruben Duran,
ELCA Director for New Congregational Development



9:30:    Opening, Updates on Faithful Innovation, CV Intro, etc.

10:00: Ruben Duran Keynote:

Growing Vitality During Covid-Tide

10:40: Break

10:50: Panel Discussion with Ruben Duran

11:20: Break

11:30: Breakout Groups:

  • Innovative Ministry with Children & Youth

  • Creating Excellent Hybrid Worship
         (online and in-person)

  • Ministry across Settings: Collaboration with other Congregations

  • Year-round Stewardship

Join us as we consider together:

  • What have we learned from the pandemic?  How does vitality look now?  What should every congregation do before the end of 2021?

  • What has the pandemic taught us about vitality?  What do we still need to know?

  • What did vital congregations look like during the pandemic?