Mission Builders on the Move!

God does work in mysterious ways! We only need to stop and listen for God. That’s what happened to Gene and Caryl Ziegenhagen. In February of this year, Gene was approached to represent the Alexandria Conference as nominee for Synod Council. After prayer and consideration he agreed and was elected to the council position at […]

Cluster 13 and Their Transition

On September 8, 2016, Rev. Karla Mickelson of Gloria Dei/Winchester Lutheran Parish gathered members of congregations across Cluster 13 to discuss the recent release of results from the Congregational Vitality Project from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This meeting is the second that has taken place during the transition to the new conference structure […]

2016 Churchwide Assembly Report

Twenty-two members of congregations of the NW MN Synod were among the 945 voting members that met during the 14th Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in New Orleans, LA, August 8-13. As the highest legislative authority of the ELCA, they discussed and approved a number of key actions, including the following: […]

Theology for Ministry Conference featuring Barbara Lundblad

For full information about the event… Barabara Lundblad will be the keynote speaker for this years Theology for Ministry Conference on September 18-20, 2016 at the Fair Hills Resort in Detroit Lakes, MN. Barbara Kay Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.  She served […]

2016 Stewardship Seminar Announced

August 23, 2016 Generosity Across The Generations Money and millennials—most churches want more of both! But how do congregations best approach changing patterns of financial giving, stewardship, and generosity? Considering cultural realities and shifting giving paradigms, Copeland’s presentation will examine trends in giving for young adults and others, inviting the whole church into the joy […]