Adult Leaders Trainings Trained and equipped leaders make all the difference in the faith formation of young people. The Synod Journey offers a fall and spring training that includes leadership development, faith formation and details for the Synod Journey and ELCA Youth Gathering. These trainings are required for Adult Leaders participating in the Synod Journey - but all adults are invited to attend, whether or not your are attending the Synod Journey!
Please note that the Fall Training dates take place BEFORE registration! Choose ONE training to attend:
Monday, October 18, 6:00-8:30pm, on Zoom (Register to receive the link.)
It is our hope to hold the in-person trainings as planned. If needed, we will keep all dates listed and move the trainings to Zoom. We ask that you register for these free trainings to help us plan and so you can be notified if we need to change to an online format. Assuming we are able to meet in-person, we expect Adult Leaders to make every effort to attend an in-person training. The Zoom option is for those who have conflicts with both in-person options.
Extravaganza Scholarships! One of the best ways to equip yourself for the Synod Journey and ELCA Youth Gathering is to attend the 2022 Extravaganza sponsored by the ELCA Youth Ministry Network. This event offers Learning Tracks and workshops that will equip you for your role, provide opportunities to meet with Gathering staff and leaders, and network you with leaders from across the ELCA.
To help you get there, the NE MN Synod is offering 15, $200 scholarships for Adult Leaders who will be participating in the Synod Journey AND attend the Onsite Extravaganza. If more than 15 scholarship requests are made by the closing date, recipients will be chosen by lottery. In order to ensure these scholarships have the most impact, we request you register for the Extravaganza by the Early Bird Deadline of October 15. Application Deadline: September 30. You will be notified by October 5 so you can register for the Extravaganza by the Early Bird deadline.