2018 Pastors Conference

The 2018 NALC Pastors Conference will be held Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of this year’s conference is “Discipleship, Leadership and the NALC Pastor.”

Bishop John Bradosky will offer two keynote presentations on discipleship and leadership. Dr. Jim Nestingen will offer two sessions on preaching for Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Workshops dealing with practical aspects of pastoral ministry, discipleship and leadership will be offered on Wednesday afternoon.

Bishop John Bradosky will lead a meeting of the NALC Ministerium which will include discussion of the ongoing work of the NALC Structure Task Force, the Church and Ministry Task Force, the NALC Life-to-Life Discipleship initiative and other important concerns.

A worship service including the renewal of ordination vows and the blessing of anointing oil for use in congregations is set for Wednesday night.

Registration is $50 per person until Dec. 31 and $65 beginning Jan. 1.

A discounted hotel rate of $129 per night is available at the hotel for rooms booked by Dec. 29. The discounted rate will be honored three days before and after the conference.

Clergy spouses, seminarians and non-NALC clergy are welcome to attend but must register to ensure that adequate seating is available.

To register or for more information go to the NALC website: www.thenalc.org.

Discipleship Coaching Seminar to be offered

There will be a seminar for pastors who are interested in learning more about what it means to be “discipleship coached” on Monday, Jan. 30, prior to the NALC Pastors Conference in San Antonio.

Discipleship coaching is a way for a pastor to engage in three years of regular mentoring by a trained coach, who will assist the pastor in personal and professional reflection, assessment, goalsetting and accountability. The 7 p.m. Monday evening seminar will be at no additional cost to pastors attending the conference.

Those participating in the coaching seminar who commit to begin coaching will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the first three months.

Those who wish to participate in the coaching seminar should register separately by contacting Maddie Benson in the NALC Ohio office at mbenson@thenalc.org or 614-777-5709 (toll free 888-551-7254) by Jan. 15.

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