On the Winds of the Spirit – Invitation

“On the Winds of the Spirit:  Reimagining Church” – an event for Pastors and Deacons ONLY.

Pastors and Deacons are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in “On the Winds of the Spirit: Reimagining Church”, the event being held in Appleton May 1 and 2. This will be more than simply a day and a half of enrichment. This will be the beginning of a journey that we hope will profoundly shape the future life and ministry of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin.

You know very well we are living in a time of profound change. I know there are days the challenges cause our heads to swirl and our hearts to ache. The Good News is we are not alone. In the darkness itself God is hidden and among us the Spirit continues to stir our souls and imaginations.

Our time with Alan Roxburgh and Dwight Zscheile will begin where we are, as we listen for the voice of God in the light of Scripture and in stories from one another. We will begin exploring where God might be leading and how God might be shaping us in this 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

May 1 and 2 is really the kickoff of what I hope will be an ongoing journey of conversation, learning, imagining, and exploring how the Holy Spirit is calling us through the Gospel of Jesus Christ today.

I know there is always plenty that demands your time. I also know my office has been placing a number of things before you these days. Good things they are but demanding of your time nonetheless.

“On the Winds of the Spirit: Reimagining Church” is one event that has the potential to help us find our way into God’s preferred and promised future. I hope all of you will give prayerful consideration to being part of these conversations and that you will take the first steps with us in a journey forward.

In Christ’s peace,
Bishop Jerry