We offer most of these workshops at little to no cost.  To help us in providing these workshops, or if you benefitted in any way from these workshops, please feel free to make a gift, and designate FORMATION.

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February 11, 2023 - "REformation" Workshop at Redeemer, Atlanta

What does FORMATION look like these days? For most, this means that FORMATION is being RE-formed. We will gather in person to discuss the meaning of FORMATION and what it looks like now in your congregations, and we will help you plan out what formation might look like for your congregation in the months and years to come.

We are excited to have Daniel Kirschbaum (ELCA Young Adult Program Director) and Rebecca Payne (ELCA Innovation Hub) as our guest speakers for this event to inspire us to REform our Formation in creative ways as we all learn how to be the Church once again, coming out of this pandemic.

Cost is $25/person.

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February 10-11, 2023 - Synod Discernment Retreat

Lutheranch, Tallapoosa, GA

Bishop Kevin Strickland will host a Discernment Retreat at Lutheranch on February 10 & 11, 2023. What is discernment? Each of us has been called by God in the waters of our baptism and while being called into the priesthood of all believers is a gift in itself, trying to figure out what that means is not quite so easy. Wouldn’t it be great if God would update your status on social media to tell you where and how God is calling you in this world? Well, since currently burning bushes are unavailable, the Southeastern Synod is inviting you to come to ponder how you are called to live as a child of God.

The cost is $75 for a double room, $125 for a single room.

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Preaching Workshops

Come and learn from excellent preaching leaders.


Faith-Formation in a Post-Pandemic World

ELCA Region 9 workshop in 4 parts, dealing with the question:  What will faith formation look like as we emerge from the pandemic in Fall 2021 and beyond?


Being Church in a Digital Age

A 3-week series dedicated to navigating Faith Formation in an online world.


Faith Formation Days

A 4-week series held in October 2020


Seminary Classes for Everyone!  (The Candler Foundry)

Looking to do some theological exploration?  Check out what Emory has to offer at the Candler Foundry

Theological explorations designed to help individuals and congregations grow spiritually, reflect deeply, and engage issues that matter to their communities.

Check out The Candler Foundry online!


The Candler Foundry is an initiative of Candler School of Theology at Emory University.


For First Call Theological Education, click here.