Fall Discipleship Gatherings

church-leadershipEach fall, everyone in the Northern Illinois Synod is encouraged to attend one of the Discipleship Gatherings which are held in each of our eight geographical conferences.

The 2015 Gatherings will focus on church leadership and the election of a new synod bishop, which will happen for us in 2016 with the retirement of Bishop Wollersheim.

Registration will begin at 6:15 pm. A light supper will be served from 6:30-7 pm. Devotions will begin at 7 pm, followed by the program. The evening will end by 8:45 pm. Topics will include congregational leadership, the constitutional responsibilities as well as the joys and challenges of a bishop, and the election process for a bishop.

Download a bulletin insert for use in your congregation.

Dates and locations are below.

Date Conference Congregation
Thursday, September 10 Northeast First, DeKalb
Thursday, September 17 North Shepherd of the Valley, Rockford
Thursday, October 8 West St. John’s, Rock Island
Thursday, October 22 East Shepherd of the Hill, Lockport
Thursday, October 29 Central Immanuel, Dixon
Thursday, November 5 Southwest Messiah, Galva
Thursday, November 12 South St. John’s, Somonauk
Thursday, November 19 Northwest Good Shepherd, Lena