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rostered ministers gathering


July 20-23, 2020

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Convention Cetner


  • Early Registration: Feb. 20 – May 20  $245
  • Regular Registration: May 21 – July 6  $295
  • Registration closed July 6
  • All pre-gathering events can be registered for in the main event registration (space is limited)

Join fellow rostered ministers under the theme "Rekindle the Gift Within You" (2 Timothy 1:6)

This is an opportunity to gather with colleagues across the church for fellowship, renewal, continuing education, worship, Bible study and refreshment of your spirit.

All rostered ministers are invited (active in call, on leave from call, awaiting call, retired).

Each day will begin in worship as we center ourselves around our theme. Each morning, we will offer bible studies and keynote speakers. The afternoon hours will offer a variety of individual options from activity in the Interaction Center to workshops and caucus times. Evening activities will include a presiding bishop’s reception with live music on Monday, a Beer and Hymns Fundraiser concert on Tuesday, and a banquet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women on Wednesday.

More information will be available soon at: ELCA.ORG/RMG


Pre-Event Gatherings

Before the main gathering begins, events will be offered for Deacons, Young Rostered Ministers and Women Ministeres of word and sacrament.  These gatherings begin on Sunday, July 19 and conclude before the main gathering begins on Monday, July 20.  The pre-gathering events are not stand-along opportunities, they are an extension of the main gather and the registration fee for each is $50 (space is limited)

  • Deacons Gathering • July 19-20
  • Women’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ordination • July 19-20
  • Young Rostered Ministers Gathering • July 19-20

Post-Event Gatherings

  • Federal Chaplains • July 23-25
  • Directors of Evangelical Mission • July 23-25


pulpit supply

The Pulpit Supply List consists of Clergy/SAM/alumni, and laypersons that are available to help with services. If you have questions or wish to be added or removed from the list, contact the synod office at 701.232.3381

The recommended remuneration for Sunday supply preaching in the Eastern North Dakota Synod is $125 for a single service and $50 for each additional service (that same day), plus mileage at the current Internal Revenue Service rate. The mileage reimbursement rate is .575 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2020. 

Use of this rate is optional, though it is widely seen by churches as a simple way to determine a standard rate for calculating mileage reimbursement for employees who use their personal vehicle for ministry or business purposes. If your organization uses the IRS rate to calculate mileage reimbursement, be sure to update your systems to account for this change. 

(Click here for the IRS press release.) 

It is recommended to make reimbursement as soon as possible.