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Convocation 20152016 Convocation

Focus on the Basics: STEWARDSHIP
Speaker: Rev. Chick Lane
 Sunday - Thursday, October 16-18

Lake Lawn Lodge
Delavan, WI

Thank you to all of our rostered leaders who participated in Bishop’s Convocation!  It was a better event because you were there!

Here is the link to Chick Lane’s slides:

This year’s convocation looked at the basics of whole life stewardship, and how we as ministry leaders in this synod can “put stewardship at the heart of our congregation’s life.”

2016 Featured Speaker:

Charles R. Lane is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Chick has served three congregations, as Assistant to the Bishop in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod, Director for Stewardship Key Leader in the ELCA, and Director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

He is the author of Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation, and co-author of Embracing Stewardship: How to Put Stewardship at the Heart of Your Congregation’s Life.  He has also written two annual stewardship response methods: Walk with Jesus and Because of God’s Great Mercy, and numerous articles on stewardship. 

Chick lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota with his wife, Chris.  He currently serves as Pastor for Stewardship and Generosity at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove.  More information will be sent to all rostered soon!

2016 Resources
Click the links below to download slides from Chick Lane's talks in Power Point (.pptx) or Adobe pdf format:

1 - Bible (.pptx)   (.pdf)
2 - Steward Leaders (.pptx)  (.pdf)
3 - Ask (.pptx)  (.pdf)
4 - Thanksgiving (.pptx)   (.pdf)
5 - Stewarding What Has Been Entrusted
6 - Talk About Money (.pptx) (.pdf)

Check out these resources from past Convocations:
2015 Resources
Heartland Liturgy of Jonathan Rundman
It can be found in the "store" on his website:

Bishop Mary's Devotion
From the book: Wee Book of Worship, Fifth Incarnation
Amazon Link:

In October, 2015, our keynote speaker was Rev. Andrew Root, Associate Professsor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary.

Chick Lane

Speaker: Rev. Chick Lane
Pastor for Stewardship and Generosity
Lord of Life Lutheran
Maple Grove, MN

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