2018 Bishop’s Fall Gathering:

“Faithful, Adventurous, and Tenacious: Some How-to Steps for Council Leaders”

Come be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to better serve.


Here is the bible study that was used at both Bishop’s Gatherings this fall.


=>New and returning church council members


=>Finance committees

Join the bishop for a brief Bible study on “Called to Lead.”

God and Jesus Christ made the most unlikely choices for leadership in much the same you have been called. To what is it that God has called YOU?

Under the leadership of the synod congregational resource team, participants will have the opportunity to attend TWO of the three following workshops:

  1. “Who? Me?” (Expectations of a Council Leader)
  2. “Move to Adjourn” (Effective Council Meetings)
  3. “The End is Near!” (How to Handle Anticipated Budget Shortfalls)

Fall Gathering Dates & Locations

#1 – September 22, 2018, 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N Market St, Wooster, OH 44691
#2 РOctober 6, 2018, 9:15 a.m. Р12:00 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church,162 S Racoon Road, Austintown

$5 per congregation, payable at the door

Register one week prior by contacting Karen Kaufman, 330-929-9020, or rc@neos-elca.org