22nd Annual Gathering & Convention Wrap-Up - Here's What You Need to Know

Pastors, leaders, and church members from across the association gathered together October 2-5 at Hosanna Church in Lakeville, MN for LCMC's 22nd Annual Gathering & Convention.

The theme of this year’s event was “Discipleship: Following Christ in a Complicated World”.

Programming began on Sunday evening with an opening worship service preached by Becky Hand.   

Monday morning kicked off with Bible study led by Wendy Poch, followed by a keynote presentation by Ebassa Berhanu.  

New for 2022, participants had the option to attend meet and greet sessions to connect with other people from LCMC who serve in their particular area of ministry.  

Mike Bradley presented his service coordinator's report on Monday afternoon, which was followed by the first of three breakout sessions.

As programming wrapped up for the evening, attendees had the opportunity to join together for the association’s annual fellowship dinner, then get connected with one the various districts and fellowships in LCMC through district meetings.

Tuesday morning’s programming featured keynote speakers Steve Turnbull and Graeme Sellers.

During the business session, new members were elected to serve on the LCMC Board of Trustees.  More information on current board members can be found here.

Perry Fruhling, the LCMC coordinator for pastoral ministry, recognized and prayed for the pastors, seminarians, and congregations in LCMC on Tuesday afternoon.

The evening concluded with two breakout sessions, followed by an evening gathering for worship and prayer.  

On Wednesday morning, Randy Freund presented our vision for LCMC 3.0 and announced the dates and location for next year’s Annual Gathering & Convention.  

A panel discussion on discipleship featuring keynote speakers Steve King, Ryan Alexander, Andrea Paulson, and Ebassa Berhanu was also held.  

The event wrapped up with a closing worship service preached by Ryan Alexander.

Next Annual Gathering:

Mark your calendars now...our next Annual Gathering & Convention will take place October 1-4, 2023 in St. Charles, MO.

Media Resources:

  • BOOK: To download a digital copy of this year's Annual Gathering book, go to Events > Media > Annual Gathering Books. 
  • VIDEOS: Videos of this year's speakers will be made available for streaming in the LCMC mobile app and on our website under Events > Media > Videos & Podcasts after they are finished being edited.


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