Who / What

When / Where


NALC Pastors Conference, “Discipleship, Leadership, and the NALC Pastor.” Dr. James Nestingen, presenter.

January 30 – 1 February 2018 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

  • For registration information, click here.

Phase Two of the Pastoral Summit.

April 11, 2018 in Chicago.

  • Read about Phase Two here.
  • The summer 2017 newsletter discussed Phase One.
  • See more details about Phase One here.

LCMC Youth Event, “Called to Follow.”

July 17-20, 2018 at Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa.

  • For information on this event, click here.

2018 NALC Convocation

August 13-17, 2018 in Denver, CO

2018 LCMC Gathering

October 7-10, 2018 in Des Moines, IA

Encuentro 2018

Lutheran CORE annually co-sponsors an inter-Lutheran Encuentro (Spanish for “Encounter”) for those engaged in or considering Hispanic-Latino / bilingual ministries. The Encuentro features bilingual worship, fellowship, practical ministry presentations, theological reflection and resource sharing in the context of a Lutheran urban parish ministry. Jesus’ Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) is the foundational principle of the event. Host sites include St. Timothy Lutheran Church in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago and the First & Santa Cruz Lutheran Parish in downtown Joliet IL. For additional information about Encuentro please contact Pastor Keith Forni, STS, 815-600-3030.  KeithLForni@gmail.com.

The next Encuentro will be held in fall 2018.

Phase Three of the Pastoral Summit will be open to all, will be inspirational in nature, and will be based upon the words of Jesus in Matthew 9: 38 – “Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

This phase has not yet been scheduled.

March for Life

January TBD, 2019 in Washington, DC.

  • March for Life website
  • 25th Annual National Prayer Service at TBD, day of the march at DAR Constitution Hall near White House
  • See TBD newsletter for more information.

ELCA Churchwide Assembly

The next event will be held August 5-10, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI.