LCMC Annual Gathering
LCMC Annual Gathering
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ’s Annual Gathering is a four-day event featuring keynote speakers, worship and Bible study, breakout sessions, vendors and plenty of opportunies for fellowship and networking. Whether you’re new to LCMC, just checking us out for the first time, or a long-time member looking to make new friends and reunite with old ones, the Annual Gathering is the place to be if you're looking to get inspired, get informed, get trained & equipped and get connected with other LCMC-ers!
Next Annual Gathering:
LCMC 17th Annual Gathering
Date: October 8-11, 2017
Theme: "We Confess Our Faith"
Location: Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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“We Confess Our Faith” is the theme of our 17th Annual LCMC Gathering and Convention, which takes place October 8-11 in downtown Minneapolis. This year we also celebrate the 500th anniversary of the nailing of the 95 theses of Martin Luther to the church door in Wittenburg, the beginning of the Reformation.
Our format will be a bit different this year hoping to engage those attending in the conversation of three of the fundamental teachings of the Reformation: Justification, The Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms, and the Priesthood of All Believers. The format will start with a brief introduction of the topic from a theological perspective, a panel discussion focusing on application to daily life—both domestic and international contexts – and discussion at tables by those attending the gathering.
This year's event will again include breakout sessions, fellowship meet-ups, vendors, great worship opportunities, and even the documentary commissioned by Thrivent: Martin Luther, The Idea That Changed the World.
For our service project this year, we will be teaming up with Days for Girls to help provide sustainable and reusable hygiene solutions to women and girls in need. Together we will learn about their ministry and help assemble hygiene kits. Days for Girls is an organization dedicated to creating a more free, dignified, and educated world, through providing women with lasting access to hygiene solutions and health education. Thus far, Days for Girls has reached over 640,000 women and girls. To learn more, visit their website at www.daysforgirls.org.
Attendees will also have the option to take part in a Global Worship Experience on Tuesday night at 7:00 P.M. You'll have the opportunity to join with the people of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1901 Portland Ave. S, in Minneapolis for a multicultural experience. This LCMC congregation has 5 different language groups who worship at St. Paul’s and on this evening we are invited to come and experience a global worship service. We will hear from two of the pastors, enjoy their worship music and fellowship. Pastor Roland Wells will also share the faith journey of the largely Norwegian Lutheran congregation as they have heard the call to engage their neighborhood.
Enter the Annual Gathering Photo Contest!
If your congregation has taken part in any projects, organized any events, or participated in any mission or ministry activities that exemplify what it means to be "in Mission for Christ" at a local, national, or international/global level over the past year, we're inviting YOU to submit photos for our 2017 Annual Gathering Photo Contest!
Here's how it works:
- Photos must be submitted by a member, pastor, or staff member of an LCMC congregation
- Go to www.lcmc.net/17-ag-photocontest and review the photo guidelines
- Fill out the entry form, upload a photo, and click "submit"
All eligible photos received by Monday, July 17th will be considered for publication in this year's Annual Gathering Book.
Shop the 17th Annual Gathering Collection
To celebrate our upcoming Annual Gathering in Minneapolis, we've added some new items to the LCMC Store, including a limited time collection of items with the logo for our 17th Annual Gathering. Available items include t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, tank tops, mugs, bags, notebooks, and art prints. Check out what's available by clicking on the link below!