Rostered Ministers Gathering 2017: “On the Way…Together!”

The ELCA Rostered Ministers Gathering 2017, the first of its kind, brought together more than 900 pastors and deacons, to Atlanta, Aug. 7-10, under the theme “On the Way … Together.” The story of the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) guided their time.

While keynote speakers and sermons acknowledged the challenges currently faced by the church—and organized religion as a whole in the U.S—the overall tone of the gathering was optimistic, encouraging a season of coming together and focusing on being a witness of Christ’s love in the world.

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