LRC Training Event for PA Synods--Agenda


LRC Training Program

January 25 & 26, 2013

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA




Friday, January 25


10am-1pm       Arrival of Synod Leaders (registration, rooms, nametags)


12:00pm          Lunch (for those present) ~ MEET & GREET



 1:30pm           WHY WE DO THIS:  Why LRC?  Why now? 

 2:00pm           VISIONS & GOALS for the LRC Congregations Training Program 

                              ~ Collaboration, Interaction, Evolving Models, Communal Leadership ~

 2:20pm           WHY WE DO THIS:  Sharing Our Stories, Personal Commitments 

 3:15pm           Break

 3:30pm           INTRODUCTION to the “LRC Congregations Program”

-- manual, action plan, main components (to be elaborated as we go); leadership is interfacing with congregations back home in synods; teams instead of individuals, train the trainer

 3:50pm           WORSHIP:

Grounding Creation Care in Lutheran Theology

Weaving Creation Care into Worship

                        Questions & Discussion         

5:00pm            Dinner

6:15pm            EDUCATION: 


Ideas, Questions, Discussion


6:45pm            BUILDING & GROUNDS: 

Intro & Examples                     

ELCA Carbon Footprint          

Sharing Ideas                                                 


8:00pm            END OF DAY ONE

Prayer & One-Word Check-ins


Evening           Fellowship



Saturday, January 26

   8:00am         Breakfast

   9:00am         Opening Prayer & One-Word Check-ins 

   9:20am         PUBLIC WITNESS:  

Intro & Advocacy                  

Ideas, Questions, Discussion

 10:00am         Break


Daily Life

Understanding of Stewardship

At Home


 10:30am         Church in Society: Integrating All of Our Ministries (Creation Care, Hunger & Poverty, Stewardship, Congregational Renewal, Mission, and more) 

11:00am          ACTION PLAN: Nuts and Bolts      

Intro (5 min)

Logistics: Timeline (model), Trainings, Recruiting/Organizing, Networking Events, Reporting, Accountability, Roles of Liaisons & Trainers (30 min)

Ideas, Questions, Discussion (All, 10 min)

11:45am          ACTION PLAN:  Breakout, Planning (Synod Teams)

12:15pm          Lunch (continue discussions)

  1:00pm          ACTION PLAN: Group Discussion & Sharing of Plans (All)

1:30pm          GOING FORTH: Website/Reporting, Celebrating Successes, Sense of Community, Team-building, Future Funding, Strengthening and Building LRC Network

   2:45pm         CLOSING PRAYER & SENDING

   3:00pm         Depart