Walking Together 2023 Encounters with Christ

learn from encounters with Christ

through the stories of ministries right here in

Northeastern Minnesota Synod.

Encounters with Christ are often not what we expect. In Christ, God goes straight to the heart of the heart of the matter, inviting us to address questions that we weren’t always aware that we had and revealing to us solutions that we might not have dreamed of on our own. These encounters change us and compel us to go out and tell others about the work God is doing in and through us and our congregations.

join us!

October 14, 2023, from 9AM—4PM

Check-in and social time begin at 7:45AM

Open all day: Quilt Auction, Marketplace, VLM Bake Sale, and Zion’s Brewtifisk Coffee Bar

Zion Lutheran Church, 2901 S. HWY 169, Grand Rapids, MN

Cost: Early Registration closed August 31 – $25, Registration September 1 to October 14 – $30

Registration includes lunch.

Presenters attend free! Workshop presenters are members of congregations and leaders in our synod who share the stories of their ministries and how this work has made a difference in their lives or the lives of others. To sign up, complete the presenter’s form below.

New this year: Hunger, Justice, and Rural Ministry Team quilt auction and mini-market place to support ELCA World Hunger.

We have a story to tell – everyday!

Mission Interpreter Ministry helps us tell the stories of Christ alive and present in our lives, our congregations, and our world. This ministry keeps the story going all year round.

Help us plant Mission Interpreter Ministry in every congregation. Join our Mission Interpreter Network today!


For we cannot stop speaking about what we have                                        seen and heard. Acts 4:20

Congregations are strengthened because mission interpreter Ministry:

  • Welcomes courageous and faithful leaders to serve.
  • Connects congregations across our synod and the church, increasing opportunities for support and partnership.
  • Supports ministers in their role as missional leaders.
  • Reforms how members see their personal connection to mission and ministry around the world.
  • Inspires congregations through the stories of others to dream creative ways to approach new challenges and opportunities.
  • Celebrates congregations as hubs for mission in their communities and beyond.

For more information

Email Julie lepisto, mission interpreter network coordinator, to discuss becoming a mission interpreter in your congregation.

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