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Discovering Hope - Building Vitality in Your Congregation

  • St. Mark Lutheran Church 200 S. Main St. Washington, IL 61571 (map)

A Conference for Small Membership Congregations

Sponsored by the Congregational Vitality Team, ELCA Domestic Mission

Pastor Nancy Nyland, the event leader, served multiple rural and small-town congregations in South Dakota and Nebraska for 21 years before joining the Domestic Mission Unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2011 as the Director for Evangelical Mission in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod. As a former ELCA evangelism partner and member of the Discovering Hope initiative leadership, and now as a member of the ELCA Vitality Team, Pastor Nancy speaks at many state and regional conferences to bring a word of HOPE to small congregations.


  • Prayer: Letting Go and Letting God
  • Worship: Building Community and Hope
  • Making Disciples: Learning to Live Jesus’ Way
  • Evangelism: A Way of Life
  • Caring Ministries: Serving as Jesus Served
  • Leadership: Who’s Driving the Tractor?
  • Discovering the Gift of Place
  • Mission: Possible — Discovering Hope for the Future

Registration Deadline: September 23, 2018

Earlier Event: October 5
Synod Office Hours
Later Event: October 6
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