AZ/CA Missionary Gathering 2021



8:30am-9:00am                Light continental breakfast (bagels, muffins, fruit) at Shepherd of the Hills

9:00am-9:15am                Opening Devotion


SESSION 1                     Planning for People Not Tasks – Wayne Uhlhorn

9:15am-10:15am             Learn about ways to structure your week and daily schedules so that we are constantly bringing the Gospel to people. This session helps us and guides us in decluttering our schedules and “to do lists” so that we are not tempted to stay in our offices or do congregational busywork all week long?

10:15am-11:30am          COMMERICALS & NETWORKING (S. Koelpin, Boehm, Gabb, Heckendorf,     Schulz, Bublitz, Buchholz) 



11:30pm-1:30pm            Lunch on own, catch on work/emails, networking.


SESSION 2                          Contextual Worship – Brian Doebler, Dave Koelpin

1:30pm-2:30pm               Ways to put together a worship service and lead worship and have your congregation be comfortable with worship – that keeps in mind real people and their variety of backgrounds and experiencers – so that they benefit.  Am I hitting my target? Feeding the long-time listener without missing the prospect. Subtitled – we love and respect Lutheran liturgical worship – but let’s make it people-friendly. This would also include logistics and equipment outside of the spoken Word.

2:30pm – 3:15pm            COMMERICALS & BREAK ((Bassett, Bischoff, Buchholz, Cherney, Mueller, Henning, Pufahl, Bater)   




3:15pm-4:15pm               Me, My MC and DMB – Getting Better Together

Collaboration and good communication between you, the regional Mission Counselor and the District Mission Board can only help in your mission or establishing a new mission in your area. What can we all do to make our collective work easier and efficient? This brainstorm session allows for everyone to suggest ideas and/or get answers to how the MC and DMB can help you as either a mission start or established congregation.   


7pm – 11pm                      Public School 702 – Downtown Summerlin

1850 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135 









8:30am-9:00am               Light continental breakfast at Shepherd of the Hills

9:00am-9:15am               Opening Prayer & Announcements 



9:15am-10:15am             Lay Leadership Development – Dan Solofra, Dan Schroeder

It can be hard to just find leaders who are willing but also those who are capable. What steps can we take to bring up and grow lay leaders? How can we turn warm bodies into fully engaged and passionate leaders who do the driving? How can we utilize programs already in place and tailor them to our unique and specific context?  

10:15am-11:00am           COMMERCIALS & BREAK (Schaefer, Johnson, Moldenhauer, Sievert, Boehm, Mark Schroeder, Lewig, Pufahl) 

11:00am-11:15am           Debrief, Evaluations, Future Gathering Ideas & Input

11:15am-11:30am            Closing Devotion