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Boundary Training for Rostered Leaders and Professional Ministry Workers Boundary workshops are planned across our synod ever year so that rostered leaders and professional ministry workers receive the necessary training and education hours required by many church insurance policies and by our synod guidelines. All leaders should complete a basic or advanced boundary workshop at least once every three years. All rostered leaders are expected to attend one of these events. Compensated youth workers and musicians are encouraged to attend. 2016 dates will be announced soon.


November 28
Advent RetreatSt. Luke Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Dr., Chambersburg. Click here for more details.

December 1
Peace Not Walls Convocation and Exhibition, Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia. Click here for more information.

December 12 (NOTE NEW DATE)
Advent Day Apart
The Wittel Farm, 1753 Mill Road, Elizabethtown
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Program begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Deacon Marsha Roscoe, LSS Director of Resources Ministries, will guide participants in contemplative, hope-filled watching and waiting for the birth of the Christchild. $15 includes lunch. Click here to register.

January 3-8, 2016
Diaconal Ministry: History, Formation and Spirituality
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Click here for more information about this event. Note: Tuition is paid for all participants by the Deaconess Community.

January, 11-13
Stewardship of Bricks and Mortar
Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presenters: Dr. Katie Day; Mr. Bob Jaeger, President of Partners for Sacred Spaces
For more information visit http://ltsp.edu/LifelongLearning.

January 11-15
Executive Skills for Pastors 
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, AZ
Visit http://spiritinthedesert.org for more information.

hotel 2 0120 dcg.jpgJanuary 31 – February 2
LSS Rostered Leaders’ Wellness Retreat Hotel Hershey, 100 Hotel Rd., Hershey, PA (Save the date!) Click here for more information and to register.

February 10-12
Workshop on Brené Brown’s “The Daring Way(tm)”
Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia
Facilitator: The Rev. Sarah Ciavarri
For more information visit http://ltsp.edu/LifelongLearning.

February 18-March 17
“Our God” and “Your God”:  Christian Faith Among Other Faiths
Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (five consecutive Thursdays)
Presenter: The Rev. Dr. J. Paul Rajashekar, Luther D. Reed Professor of Systematic Theology, LTSP (Class may also be taken online).
For more information visit http://ltsp.edu/LifelongLearning.

February 27
Restorative Justice Educational Event
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The Criminal Justice System Ministry of our Lower Susquehanna Synod will sponsor a half-day educational event with keynote speaker Christopher Fitz, Executive Director of the Center for
Community Peacemaking in Lancaster. Join us for a morning of discovery about the principles and practices of restorative justice, along with breakout sessions addressing domestic violence, Healing Communities, Restorative Justice in Action, and a presentation about Diakon’s youth and young adult programs. Registration details coming soon.

April 14-17
White Privilege Conference: Understanding, Respecting, & Connecting Philadelphia, PA
Click here for updates and details as they become available.

April 15-17
The Weekend
Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg
The Weekend is a chance for you to spend intentional time wondering how God can use you to serve the church and the world. Click here for more information. The registration fee for The Weekend is $35. Once you arrive at Gettysburg Seminary, you don’t have to worry about housing or meals — we’ve got it covered. We offer a shuttle from BWI and Harrisburg airports- please indicate on your registration if you’ll be needing the shuttle service. For participants who are bringing children to The Weekend (awesome!) please indicate whether or not you will need childcare. If the cost of the registration fee or traveling to campus is a challenge, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Admissions Office regarding available financial support.

April 26 – May 24
Basics in Luther and Lutheranism
Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (seven consecutive Tuesdays)
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert
For more information visit http://ltsp.edu/LifelongLearning.