2022 Vital Congregations Training

December 20, 2021

[Click HERE to see the 2022 Congregational Vitality REPORT for more information]

Dear Leaders,

Grace and peace to you and your congregation in Jesus Christ Savior.

We are writing to share a special invitation with you:

Is your congregation ready to take some steps (even small steps) toward renewal or revitalization? Are you ready to try some new things, share some ideas, gain a greater understanding of the broader mission, bring clarity about your own congregation’s mission, acquire knowledge on how to live that out in community, gain confidence to share what you have learned with the world, and find new allies from within a cohort of congregations? Then, you are invited to attend the 2022 Spring Session of the ELCA Vital Congregations Re-BOOT Camp.

This is a fast-paced co-creative and co-experimental RE-BOOT CAMP facilitated by leaders with steep experience in redeveloping congregations as well as added guest presenters from a variety of settings with a wealth of knowledge. These principles and more will be explored: focusing on Jesus and justice, being expectant of the Holy Spirit, living as disciples of Jesus, multiplying leaders who are young, diverse, and bring fresh insights, and aligning with purpose and core values.

This will be a four-session training. The training sessions will be held two times per day from 1:30-3:00 p.m. (eastern time) and from 7:30-9:00 p.m. (eastern time) on January 13th, January 27th, February 3rd, and February 17th. You may choose the best time each day that works for you. All sessions will be recorded and available to all registered participants. Pastors and congregations are encouraged to come as teams of 3–5 people for a time of inspiration, learning, planning, sharing, experimenting, visioning, and implementing. NOTE: This training is for people who did NOT attend the Vital Congregations Re-BOOT Camp in 2021.

Register today. Registration closes on January 7, 2022. FREE Registration link:

Vital Congregations Spring 2022 Session - Google Forms

Please see the attached PowerPoint for more information regarding the Re-BOOT Camp. You can contact your Director for Evangelical Mission for further information or with questions.
Jesus promised, “I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH.”
Matthew 16:18

[Click HERE to see the 2022 Congregational Vitality REPORT for more information]

Led by the ELCA Christian Community and Leadership unit