Workshops

Workshop Opportunities

On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, one of the activity choices you will have to make is to delve into a variety of topics offered in our workshop sessions. Download the workshop descriptions here.

Each day there will be 2 opportunities: 2:15-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-5:00 p.m.

As you read through these offerings, please note that some workshops are offered more than once.

Tuesday, Aug. 8
2:15-3:30 p.m. 
500th Anniversary of the Reformation (Georgia 2)

Advocacy as Public Witness (Georgia 3)

Another Century of Faithful Proclamation: Toward a Lutheran Lay Preaching Movement (Augusta)

Being a Grounded Leader: Uniting Dr. Brené Brown’s Research with Church Leadership (Georgia 4)
  Called to the Intersection of the Word: How Word and Sacrament and Word and Service (Georgia 6)
  Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry, Eucharist (Atlanta 1)
  Deconstructing the “Narrative of the Lie:” Accompaniment and Narratives of Origin and Destination (Valdosta)
  ELCA Social Teaching: What’s the Reformation got to do with it? (Savannah 2)
  Faith Amidst Crisis: Ministry Moments in extremis (Atlanta 2)
  How can a good constitution help my ministry? (Atlanta 3) 
  Leadership Development through Coaching (Savannah 3)
  Might Community Development Services be in your future? (Atlanta 4)
  Singing the Church’s Song in “iCulture” (Atlanta 5)
  The 6 ½ Worst Things You Can Do With Your Benefits (Macon)
  The Church Unknown - Reflections of a Millennial Pastor (Savannah 1)
   
3:45-5:00 p.m.  10 Ways to use Video Technology in Worship (Georgia 2)
  A Different Front Door (Georgia 3)
  Another Century of Faithful Proclamation: Toward a Lutheran Lay Preaching Movement (Augusta)
  Cross+Generational Faith Formation (Georgia 4)
  Dementia through a pastoral theological lens (Georgia 5)
  Dimensions of Prayer (Georgia 6)
  Grow Hold Fold: Turning around faith-based organizations for the 21st century (Macon)
  Lutheran-Jewish and Lutheran-Muslim Relations (Atlanta 1)
  Racism and the Church: No Bigotry Allowed (Atlanta 2)
  Reconciling in Christ, what does that mean? (Atlanta 3)
  Sabbaticals  (Atlanta 4)
  Theo-Poetics: Using Poetry and Hip Hop as tools of Worship and Resistance (Atlanta 5)
  We are all one in Christ (Savannah 1)

What’s up with my congregation? (Valdosta)

Writing Project for Women of Color (Savannah 2)
Wednesday, Aug. 9
2:15-3:30 p.m. 
500th Anniversary of the Reformation (Georgia 2)

Advancing Racial Equity Training (Georgia 3)

Best Practices for Developing and Managing Online Communities (Augusta)

Considering a Call in Chaplaincy Ministries: Military, VA and Federal Prisons (Georgia 6)

Curating Worship for a Cross-Cultural Context (Atlanta 1)

Discipleship < - - > Stewardship: Moving from got to to get to in your Journey of Faith (Atlanta 2)
  Faith Formation in the ELCA (Valdosta)
  How did we get here---and what do we do now? (Georgia 5)
  Life of Faith: Equipping a Congregation that Equips the Baptized for Ministry (Savannah 2)
  Paperless Music - A Strategy for Enriching and Enlivening Worship (Savannah 3)
  Politics and Preaching: The Proclamation of the Gospel in the Midst of Difficult Times (Macon)
  The church at work through Domestic Mission (Atlanta 3)
  What Does it Mean to Be Lutheran in a Multi-Religious World? (Atlanta 5)
  What’s up with my family? (Atlanta 4)
   
3:45-5:00 p.m.  Cross+Generational Worship (Georgia 2)
  ELCA Mission Advancement – Resources for you! (Georgia 3)
  Gender-based Violence and Lutheran Theology: Toward Liberation and Reconciliation (Georgia 4)
  How did we get here---and what do we do now? (Georgia 5)
  How Do We Take a Picture of That? Creative Ways to Use Story in Mission Support (Atlanta 2)
  How to Think About Your Next Call (Georgia 6)
  Is there a place for us in the church: Exploring the Contemporary World of Young Adults (Atlanta 1)
  Leadership Development through Coaching (Savannah 1)
  Life of Faith: Equipping a Congregation that Equips the Baptized for Ministry (Savannah 2)
  Singing the Church’s Song in “iCulture” (Atlanta 3)
  Social Media and Digital Ministry (Augusta)
  The 6 ½ Worst Things You Can Do With Your Benefits (Macon)

Affinity - Open Space Conversation

On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. we offer Affinity Groups or what is sometimes called Open Space time. Different from workshops, this is an opportunity for open conversation and to learn more about a topic. The following Affinity Groups and Open Space opportunities will be offered:

Tuesday, Aug. 8
1:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • 1517 Media (Valdosta Room)
  • AMMPARO (Georgia 2)
  • Asian Ministry Caucus (Atlanta 3)
  • Desert Springs Resorts (Savannah  2)
  • ELCA Coaching (Savannah 1)
  • Federal Credit Union (Savannah 3)
  • Latino Ministry Caucus (Atlanta 2)
  • Portico (Macon Room)
  • The Gift and Challenge of Cross Cultural Alliances (Atlanta 1)
  • Word  and Service Roster (Augusta Room)
Wednesday, Aug. 9
1:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • Last Call a look at Retirement (Macon Room)
  • LEIRN Lutheran Ecumenical Interfaith Religious Network (Savannah 3)
  • Outdoor Ministry (Savannah 2)
  • Seminary and Theological Conversation with Seminary Presidents/Deans (Valdosta Room)
  • Youth  Gathering (Augusta Room)