LCMC Annual Gathering

Each year, Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ hosts its Annual Gathering, an event designed to gather together pastors, leaders, church members and organizations we partner with from all over the world for a time of inspiration, fellowship, worship, networking and spiritual growth.

Don't miss our 14th Annual Gathering in Des Moines, IA!

Theme:  Reason for Hope
Date:  October 5-8, 2014
Location:  The Iowa Events Center (Des Moines, IA)
15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.  
(1 Peter 3:15)
Register Now! Schedule  |  Service Project  |  Hotel & Area Information

What do we say and how do we respond?  These are the questions that often face Christians and Lutherans in 2014 right here in America.  We are now living in a “post-denominational era”; the way we used to do church is no longer working.  Times have changed and we now need to be able to defend, explain and affirm our faith in Christ alone.  We have been given a great heritage of faith and theology through the Lutheran Reformation.  This theological framework is more than capable of helping us to proclaim the Gospel to our generation.  We just have to figure out how to do it, and then start.

From October 5-8, 2014 we will gather leaders, pastors, and church members from all over the world to celebrate our 14th Our Annual Gathering and Convention.  The event is being held at:

The Iowa Events Center
Hy-Vee Hall
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA  50309

The focus of our gathering this year is “Reason for Hope”.  We have invited three keynote speakers who will each in their own way help us to consider how we might engage this culture with the Good News of Jesus Christ and his gracious love and atoning sacrifice.

Our Keynote speakers are:
  • Rev. Dr. Walter Sundberg, Professor of Church History, Luther Seminary
  • Rev. Margaret Manning, Speaker/Writer, RZIM
  • Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes, Professor of Theology, Grand View University

Our gathering will also include two worship services, morning Bible studies and singing, over 75 vendors, more than 40 breakout sessions and opportunities for fellowship and networking.

This year we will also have a chance to serve the hungry of the world, both here and abroad by participating in a meal packaging event on the Tuesday evening of our gathering.  If we can raise $80,000 and gather 1,000 people for two hours, we could put together 400,000 meals, a part of what it means to be “in Mission for Christ”Learn More...


Additional Speakers

Preachers: Rev. Julie Smith and Rev. Randy Freund.

Bible Study Leaders: Rev. Destaye Crawford, Mr. Sean Tyler and Rev. Jon Haseley.