Tue, Jan 21, 2020 (All day) to Fri, Jan 24, 2020 (All day)

It’s time for the Episcopal Church (and their friends) to come together as disciples of Jesus and take a bold new step into the next decade. Let’s spend four days together, talking about discipleship, leadership, evangelism, formation, preaching, and much more—so we can go out and be the Body of Christ.

Rooted in Jesus 2020 features the following tracks -- but know that you can take an interdisciplinary approach! Evangelism, Formation, Mission, Leadership, Communications, Preaching, Stewardship.

We will also be featuring 4 Pre-Conference tracks: Evangelism - Evangelism Matters Team; Asset Based Community Development - Missional Voices and Episcopal Relief and Development; The Forma Pre-Conference - Forma, ECF, Office of Lifelong Formation @DFMS; Discipleship Intensive - Forward Movement

For more information, go to the conference website: https://rootedinjesus.church/

Wed, Jan 29, 2020 (All day) to Sat, Feb 1, 2020 (All day)

“See I am sending you out,” Jesus boldly announces to seventy of his disciples in the Gospel of Luke.  Likewise, this January, you are invited to Little Rock, Arkansas, to escape the cramped boxes of conventional church programs and to explore “discipleship through retreat, mission, and justice ministries.” 

Be inspired through worship, plenaries, and creative arts with:

  • Lisa Sharon Harper – Preacher & Plenary Speaker
  • Theresa Cho – Preacher & Plenary Speaker
  • John Bell – Worship Leader
  • A Sanctified Art – Artists in Residence

Be empowered to try new “outside the box” ministry ideas with:

Fri, Jan 31, 2020 (All day) to Mon, Feb 3, 2020 (All day)

The Extravaganza is the annual gathering of children, youth and family ministry leaders from across the ELCA. It is so much more than a conference: it’s space to be stretched, it’s worship, it’s inspiring speakers, it’s learning from colleagues across the country, it’s sharing your insights with others, it’s informative and transformative. The Extravaganza is renewing, educational and connects you with others…then sends you home strengthened for the ministry to which you have been called.

The Extravaganza is for the professional and the volunteer. It is for the old and the young. It is for the urban, the suburban and the rural. It is for pastors, it is for lay people. It is for all adult leaders who share in the adventure we call children, youth and family ministry!

The Extravaganza is hosted by the ELCA Youth Ministry Network.