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Rostered Leaders Convocation

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Monday, October 21 through Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Monday, 2 pm through Wednesday, late morning at Lutheridge in Arden, NC
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Joining God in the Neighborhood: Ministry that Transforms Lives

The Spirit calls, gathers, enlightens, and makes holy the body of Christ, the church- sending disciples to proclaim the Good News which changes hearts, lives, and communities.

The Rev. Rebecca Stevens and the Rev. Kevin Strickland will lead us in Bible study, worship, and conversation, reflecting on ministries that make a tangible impact on the lives of people in our neighborhoods. Join the sharing, dreaming, envisioning!

Rostered Leaders: Convocation is a vital opportunity to gather for worship, learning, mutual upbuilding, and fellowship. Your presence at convocation is a blessing to others as we are renewed in spirit for the ministries to which we are called. If you don’t usually attend – we encourage you to reconsider!

Congregation Members: Encourage your rostered leaders to attend this time of reflection, renewal, and collegiality. Convocation can positively impact the spiritual health of your leaders! Please encourage your congregation leaders to provide financial support for your pastors and deacons to attend.

The Rev. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms

Keynote Speaker and Bible Study Leader

Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, and the founder and president of Thistle Farms. From a young age, she longed to open a sanctuary offering loving community to survivors. In 1997, five women who had experienced trafficking, violence, and addiction were welcomed home. Twenty years later, Thistle Farms continues to welcome women with free residence that provides housing, medical care, therapy and education for two years. Residents and graduates earn income through one of four social enterprises. The Global Market of Thistle Farms helps employ more than 1,800 women worldwide and the national network has more than 40 sister communities. Becca’s newest book, Love Heals, was published by Harper Collins in September 2017.

The Rev. Kevin Strickland

Worship Leader

Bishop of the Southeastern Synod
Kevin is an honors graduate of Newberry College with a BA in religion and philosophy and a minor in history. He earned an MDiv degree at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Prior to his current call, Kevin served as pastor in congregations in South Carolina and Tennessee.


Monday, October 21, 2019

12:30 PM Registration Starts – Faith Center
2:00 PM Opening Worship – Faith Center
2:30 PM Welcome – Faith Center
2:45 PM Keynote 1 – The Rev. Becca Stevens – Faith Center
4:00 PM Break
4:15 PM Sharing of Stories – Thistle Farms team members. – Faith Center
5:15 PM Announcements, Sharing, Guests – Faith Center
5:40 PM Deacon Mitzie Schafer, Vice President for Advancement Novusway – Faith Center
6:00 PM Dinner – Dining Hall
7:00 PM Time with the Bishop Yoos – Faith Center
8:15 PM Worship: Evening Prayer – Faith Center
8:45 PM Fellowship – Dining Hall

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

8:00 AM Morning Watch – Pastor Arden Hallman – Dining Hall porch
8:30 AM Breakfast – Dining Hall
9:15 AM Bible Study – The Rev. Becca Stevens – Faith Center
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM The Rev. Becca Stevens – conversation about finding, envisioning, beginning a transformative ministry. – Faith Center
11:45 AM Announcements, Sharing, Guests – Faith Center
12:15 PM Lunch – Dining Hall
6:00 PM Dinner – Dining Hall
7:00 PM Service of Holy Communion – Bishop Herman Yoos, preaching; Bishop Kevin Strickland, presiding – Faith Center
8:15 PM Fellowship – Dining Hall

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

8:00 AM Morning Watch – Pastor Arden Hallman – Dining Hall porch
8:30 AM Breakfast – Dining Hall
9:15 AM Bible Study – The Rev. Becca Stevens – Faith Center
10:15 AM Time with Bishop – Faith Center
11:00 AM Sending Worship – Faith Center

2019 South Carolina Synod Rostered Leaders Convocation Paper Registration

2019 South Carolina Synod Rostered Leaders Convocation Paper Registration

Mission Partners

We are over half way to our goal! Join the effort to launch Latino ministry to new levels in South Carolina. Make your gift today.

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We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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