Vital Conversations for Church Leaders

Needing a jump start of new ideas? Looking for conversation partners to explore options? Are you a new ministry leader? Join these vital conversations for church leaders to explore new ideas, learn in community, and foster creativity in ministry. The guiding principles for our vital conversations are:

  • Foster community and creativity
  • Facilitate spaces for co-creating and co-learning
  • Deepen Discipleship
  • Adapt/Strengthen Structures for Mission


We will take a deep dive on various topics through 1-day gatherings, with in-person and digital options available. In addition, optional post-event conversation cohorts are available. Scroll below to learn about our first gathering! 

Vital Church:
Putting the Word in Worship

Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-4pm

Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown or ZOOM


Join us for the first in our Vital Church Conversations. This session will look at how worship has evolved and changed, the role of worship in our life of faith, and expanding our toolkit for sermons/proclamation. The day will include both big-picture theory as well as experiencing different tools led by seminary faculty and local ministry leaders.

  • How Worship has Evolved and Changed
  • Worship as Formation
  • Liturgy: The Work of the People
  • Putting the Word in Worship: Creative Proclamation


This event is open to Rostered Ministers, SAMs, and Lay Leaders


Cost: $25/In-person

           $15/ZOOM


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Vital CHurch Modules


  • Vital Church: Putting the Word in Worship

    Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-4pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown or ZOOM


  • Vital Church: Making Ministry Work

    This will explore congregational history, identity, and community. Together we will explore ancient and new ways of being church and organizing for ministry. This module will be helpful for any congregation or leader looking for new ideas, discerning next steps, or looking to connect more deeply with their community.

    • History and Evolution of Church Leadership
    • Inside Out Church: DNA & Identity
    • Knowing Our Community
    • Making Ministry Work Part 1
    • Making Ministry Work Part 2
    TBD Winter 2023
  • Vital Church: Radical Hospitality

    This module will take a look at how we gather as community and explore how we might expand our welcome. We will also look how we are present with and in our communities. Congregations and leaders interested in outreach, evangelism, and mission should be a part of these conversations.

    • Who's Not Here & Gathering Well
    • Access and Attending to Barriers
    • Going out and Coming in
    • Loving & Serving our Neighbor
    • Exploring Reconciling in Christ
    TBD Spring 2023