Servant Church in the of Mason City, IA

Creative Collaborative Congregations (C3) Ministry Fair

Takes Place: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Location: Wartburg College, Waverly
RSVP by: May 20, 2024

All congregation members from the Northeastern Iowa Synod are invited to attend the synod’s first “Creative Collaborative Congregations (C3) Ministry Fair” Saturday, June 1, at Wartburg College, Waverly.

This new event is an opportunity for lay people, pastors and deacons from across the synod to gather in fellowship, learn together, share ideas and get inspired with skills to strengthen their congregational ministries.

The ministry fair will feature 30 workshops, round table discussions and a variety of displays to support congregations in their ministries and administrative activities. Everyone will be able to attend two workshops in the morning beginning at 9 a.m. and two in the afternoon, concluding at 3:45 p.m. Check-in for the fair will begin at 8:30 a.m.

To sign-up, contact the church office by Monday, May 20. Trinity will register you and cover the registration fee.

Workshops include:

  • Overview of the call process
  • Role of mutual ministries
  • Action plans for strategic ministry
  • Faith formation and volunteer recruitment
  • Mission trip to serve the homeless
  • Planning a congregational legacy
  • Responding to those with addiction issues
  • Repurposing a church sanctuary
  • Campus ministry impact and trends
  • First-hand account of a mission trip to Ukraine
  • Outdoors as a spiritual playground
  • Communication tips for congregations
  • Parents and grandparents keeping children safe
  • Youth ministry ideas for leaders & parents
  • Lay ministry training
  • Planned giving as a personal legacy
  • Art as spiritual practice
  • Care for creation ideas
  • Racial disparities in incarceration
  • LSI’s expanded services for immigrants and refugees
  • Mosaic services for people with complex needs
  • Spiritual care in the hospital & hospice
  • Ministry to parents
  • Rest and renewal
  • Hungarian Lutheran Siblings in Christ
  • Divina moments to listen for God
  • Starting a food ministry
  • Coaching as a creative process for ministry
  • Intro to Stephen’s Ministry

If you have questions about this event, please call the church office at 641-423-0536. CLICK HERE to view our office hours.