LCMC Annual Gathering
LCMC Annual Gathering
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ’s Annual Gathering is a four-day event featuring keynote speakers, worship and Bible study, breakout sessions, vendors and plenty of opportunities for fellowship and networking. Whether you’re new to LCMC, just checking us out for the first time, or a long-time member looking to make new friends and reunite with old ones, the Annual Gathering is the place to be if you're looking to get inspired, get informed, get trained & equipped and get connected with other LCMC-ers!
Next Annual Gathering:
LCMC 22nd Annual Gathering & Convention
October 2-5, 2022 | Hosanna Church | Lakeville, MN
*** Thank you for your interest in attending the LCMC 22nd Annual Gathering & Convention. Online registration is now closed. Questions can be directed to Cathy Nichol at email@example.com or (734) 788-7476. ***
Discipleship: Following Christ in a Complicated World
We live in a hectic, fast-paced world with technology at our fingertips. After spending long days trying to balance work and family life, take care of household tasks, handle budgeting and bills, make time for our faith, and somehow try to maintain a healthy lifestyle on top of it all, it makes sense that we often feel exhausted and disconnected. Unfortunately, this means that our TVs, smart phones, and computers are usually the first things we turn to when we finally have some time to unwind, and it presents us with yet another challenge.
Between clickbait headlines, TV network news, social media, and pop culture, the world is already discipling us and the people we know, and it’s having an impact on our congregations. Whether it be through memes and culture wars, following influencers, or simply just interest-based discussion groups, there is one thing many people are seeking from electronic media that they may not be finding in our congregations: a real sense of community.
There is joy in following Jesus, but we cannot assume that people will accidentally fall into it simply by showing up and attending our churches. We must be intentional about forming meaningful relationships, and take seriously the need to actively teach, train, and develop followers of Jesus. Failure to take our call to do so seriously will have consequences. If we do not become more active in discipling our people, the world will continue to do it for us.
Please join us October 2-5, 2022 at Hosanna Church in Lakeville, MN for our 22nd Annual Gathering & Convention. Throughout this four day event, you’ll have a chance to:
- Explore the importance of discipleship though keynote presentations VIEW SPEAKERS >>
- Connect with other pastors, leaders, and church members in LCMC through fellowship and networking activities VIEW MEET-UPS >>
- Take part in breakout sessions VIEW BREAKOUTS >>
- Meet mission and ministry exhibitors
- Join together in worship, prayer, and Bible study with others from across the association
For the best possible experience, we recommend signing up by August 15 in order to receive the discounted "Early Bird" rate, then booking your hotel accommodations as soon as you have registered for the event. Links to the registration form and lodging information can be found at the top of this page.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Unable to make it this year? We will be livestreaming the event for those who are unable to attend in person. More information on how to access the livestream will be available on this page in October.
All times listed on the event schedule are in local time for Lakeville, MN. If you are making plans to tune in via livestream, be sure to adjust for any time zone differences. VIEW SCHEDULE >>
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