Webinars (Archive)

Equipping the Saints Webinars

Our Equipping the Saints webinars were one of the ways we connected with our congregations, leaders, and members over a variety of topics and discussions in 2020 and 2021. Whether you were on a particular webinar and would like to review the information shared, or you were unable to attend live, recordings of most of our past webinars are available below.

Webinar Recordings

December 2, 2021

Special Webinar: “Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Q&A”

November 16, 2021

Special Webinar: “ABC’s of Refugee Resettlement” with LIRS

November 2, 2021

Heightened Grief During COVID – Support for Pastors and Congregational Leaders

October 19, 2021

“Connecting Congregations – Bridging the Gap Between Urban and Rural Churches”

October 5, 2021

“Faithfully Supporting our College Students” with our Lutheran Campus Ministry

September 21, 2021

Conversation with Q&A Regarding the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering

August 2021 Webinars

Our Equipping the Saints webinars took a short break in the month of August.

July 20, 2021

Conversation About Moving Forward & Next Steps of the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 1, 15 & July 6, 2021

Please note that due to the nature of the discussion and/or the topic presented the webinars on June 1, 15, and July 6 were not recorded. If you have any questions on these webinars please contact the synod office.

May 18, 2021

Conversation with Mike Griffin, Community Organizer and Field Director for Change

May 4, 2021

Conversation with Rev. Breanna Illéné from the Wisconsin Council of Churches

April 20, 2021

“Celebrating Earth Day” with Rev. Nick Utphall and our synod Care for Creation Team

April 6, 2021

“Meet Marie Leafblad, our new Associate to the Bishop for Leadership!”

March 30, 2021

No webinar due to Holy Week; our next webinar will be held on April 6, 2021

March 16, 2021

“The Hybrid Church” with Special Guest Dave Daubert, Author, “Becoming a Hybrid Church”

March 2, 2021

“Navigating & Easter Connecting Ideas” with Special Guest Jay Kiel

February 16, 2021

“Telling The Old Story in a New Way” with Special Guest Rev. Peder Johanson

February 2, 2021

“The Groundhog Day Effect!” with Special Guest Dr. Dan Feaster

January 19, 2021

Webinar Special Guest Rev. Kerri Parker, Executive Director of the WCC

January 5, 2021

“Conducting Annual Meetings During Pandemic” (Part 2)

December 22, 2020

“Conducting Annual Meetings During Pandemic” (Part 1)

December 8, 2020

“Getting to Know Bishop Mortensen-Wiebe” Our New Bishop

November 24, 2020

“Bullies Got You Down?” Presentation with Barbara Solsaa

Note that due to the nature of the topic of this webinar it was not recorded.

September 17, 2020

“Ministry in the Digital Age” Presentation with Ryan Panzer

July 1, 2020

Race Conversation with The Rev. Dr. Everett D. Mitchell

Weekly Webinars with Interim Bishop Rogness

As things are rapidly changing during this time of the pandemic, Bishop Rogness led conversations with rostered ministers and lay leaders of our synod while creating space for us to share ideas and ask questions of the bishop and of each other. These webinars were held weekly beginning May 12 and ending on August 18, 2020. The final webinar led by Bishop Rogness prior to his term as Interim Bishop ending was on September 8, 2020.

September 8, 2020

Topic: Contextual Conversation During Bishop Rogness’ Final Webinar as Interim Bishop

August 18, 2020

Topic: Plans for the Fall and Next Steps for Voting Members for Synod Assembly*

August 11, 2020

Topic: Discussion with Three Former Bishops For Insights Into the Role of Bishop*

August 4, 2020

Topic: Discussing our Continued Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 28, 2020

Topic: “What I Know That I Think You Should Know: Seven Traits to Look For in a Bishop”*

July 21, 2020

Topic: New Future Vision of the ELCA & Remembering Rev. Peter Steinke

July 14, 2020

Topic: Connecting Through Worship and Fellowship, and What are we Learning?

July 7, 2020

Topic: Reactions to Last Weeks webinar with Rev. Everett Mitchell and Synod Assembly

June 23, 2020

Topic: Continued Idea Sharing for Returning to In-Person Worship & Connecting with Youth

June 16, 2020

Topic: Best Practices & Idea Sharing for Returning to In-Person Worship

June 9, 2020

Topic: Congregation Responses to our Current World Events & Context

June 2, 2020

Topic: Streaming Worship Services & Synod Racial Equity Team

May 26, 2020

Topic: Continued Conversation Regarding Re-Opening Our Churches

May 14, 2020

Topic: Re-Opening Our Churches 2 (Second Webinar)

May 12, 2020

Topic: Re-Opening Our Churches 1 (First Webinar)