Program information for 2019 will be posted here as plans develop.
A few details of the 2018 Forum:
97 attendees gathered October 21 - 24, 2018 at Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin.
The theme was: "From Here to There" -- Navigating Through the Chapters of Ministry. . . . . . a hands-on experience with fellow caregivers to help us each navigate the journey to which God has called us.
In each main session, we looked at areas of ministry - moving from initial dreams to reality, tapping the resources, walking through success and failure, adjusting from expectations to experience. Andy Hagen challenged us in these areas from the life of Abraham, and we heard how fellow caregivers have experienced and navigated these chapters.
Afternoon workshops included:
"Caregiving in the Year 2028" - a Forum discussion of trends we're seeing and how caregiving will need to adapt in the next decade.
"Fundraising" - What works and what doesn’t work in seeking the resources needed for ministry?
"Sexuality and the Church in America" - reports from a recent survey examining how pastors are responding to sexual challenges within the church.
Leading us in worship was Stephanie Seefeldt
And as always, there were small groups and time to network, connect and enjoy the beautiful conference grounds.