Area Gatherings

 

Area Gatherings 2019

Annual Area Gatherings

Each fall, congregations across the ABT Synod are invited to gather together to worship, read the Word, pray, and have conversations, as well as enjoy good food and fellowship. Bring a car load from your congregation to share your stories and celebrations, to connect with others in your Area, and share your Mission in Ministry. All are welcome!

 

Link to: 2019 Area Gatherings Poster

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Speaker: Dr. Joel Thiessen
Professor, Sociology
Director, Flourishing Congregations Institute
Ambrose University

Video
Link to: Video from Calgary Presentation Part 1 September 21
Link to: Video from Calgary Presentation Part 2 September 21
Link to: Video from Calgary Presentation Part 3 September 21
Link to: Video from Calgary Presentation Part 4 September 21
Link to: Video from Calgary Presentation Part 5 September 21

Link to Slides from Joel Thiessen’s Presentation:
ABT Synod Area Gatherings Slides for Joel Thiessen

Dates
September 21 – Southwest Area, Hope Lutheran, Calgary
October 5 – Northern Area, St. Paul’s Ellerslie
October 19 – West & East Central Areas , Grace Lutheran, Wetaskiwin
October 26 – Southern Area, Unity, Medicine Hat

Agenda for Area Gatherings 2019

8:15 – Registration and Refreshments
9:00 – Gathering in Song and Opening Worship including Dwelling in the Word
9:45 – Bishop’s Time
10:15 – Body Break
10: 30 – National Convention Report
10: 45 – Dr. Joel Thiessen
12:15 – Lunch
1:00 – Gathering in Song
1:15 – Area Conversation
2:15 – Body Break
2:30 Closing Eucharist and Sending