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 opportunities 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 21st Annual Gathering and Convention

October 3-6, 2021  |  Upper Arlington Lutheran Church   |  Hilliard, OH

*** Registration is Now Closed ***

Due to construction delays, the main sanctuary space at UALC will not be ready for use by the time the Annual Gathering is going to start on Sunday, October 3, 2021. We must move to a much smaller space, hence closing registration for the Annual Gathering this year.

All registrations received through Thursday, September 16, 2021, have been confirmed.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept walk-in registrations. If you do not have a confirmed registration, we will not be able to make an exception due to space limitations.

Livestreaming will be available starting with opening worship on Sunday, October 3 at 7pm ET. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Event Information

Join together with fellow pastors, church leaders, and congregation members at Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ’s 21st Annual Gathering & Convention, which takes place October 3-6, 2021 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, Ohio. 

“Speak It, Live It, Share It” is the theme of this year’s event, and keynote speakers Jeremey King, Nathan Hoff, Jenn Alexander, Julie Smith, Andrea Taphorn, and Mike Bradley will help us uncover some practical ways in which we can speak, live, and share the Gospel in our everyday lives, as well as how the association can support our congregations to do so.  KEYNOTE SPEAKERS >>

In addition to hearing from keynote speakers, participants will have the opportunity to worship together with fellow LCMC-ers from across the country, enjoy time for fellowship and networking, hear updates on the association, and take part in breakout sessions.  BREAKOUT SESSIONS >>

EVENT DETAILS:  Download Brochure  |  Schedule  |  Location + Hotels  |  FAQs  |  Livestream + Video


  • FELLOWSHIP DINNER:  Get connected with one of our fellowship groups, or just join a general group of people for dinner on Monday at 6:00 P.M.  Reserved seating will be available for the groups listed on your registration form, so please let us know if you would like to sit with a particular group so we can save you a seat.  Tickets for this optional activity are $30 per person.
  • DISTRICT MEETINGS:  Interested in learning more or getting connected with one of our districts?  Meetings for the various districts within LCMC will take place on Monday evening at 7:15 P.M.  To learn more about the districts in LCMC, click here

  • FELLOWSHIP MEET-UPS:  Reserved seating will be available during dessert on Sunday evening for seminarians and church planters who would like to connect for a time of fellowship. 

  • VENDOR AREA:  Connect with dozens of mission and ministry organizations in our vendor area.


Due to ongoing changes in how individual states and counties are relaxing the protocols of social interaction, we will watch carefully how larger, in-person gatherings are accomplished and adhere to state and local guidelines for the event location.  The event will also be live streamed for those who are unable to attend in person this year.


As with past years, the event will be live streamed online for those who are unable to attend in person.  More detailed information on how to access the live stream will be available on this page in October.  If you are making plans to tune in via livestream, please note that all times listed on the event schedule are in local time (EDT) for Columbus, OH.

We also plan to make videos of this year's speakers available for streaming online and in our app by winter 2022.  Please subscribe to our e-newsletter if you would like to be notified when new videos become available.