2020 Annual Conference of LuTMA
June 23 – 25, 2020 Denver, Colorado
By Rev. Lois Van Orden
The 2020 Annual Conference of the Lutheran Transitional Ministry Association (LuTMA) will be held in Denver CO on June 23-25. LuTMA was formerly known as NALIP, the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors. The Denver conference will begin at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23, and conclude by noon on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
LuTMA is the newly formed association that has transitioned from the two primary Lutheran church bodies: The Interim Ministry Association of the ELCA (IMA- ELCA) and the Interim Ministry Conference of the LCMS (IMC-LCMS), to support and renew Lutheran congregations, school, camps, and other institutions in transition.
The Conference Planning Committee and LuTMA Transitional Leadership are excited about engaging a dynamic keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Reggie McNeal. Reggie, as he prefers to be called, enjoys helping people, leaders, and Christian organizations determine and experience epic wins with Kingdom impact. He currently serves as City Coach for GoodCities of Minneapolis MN.
As City Coach Reggie works with community leaders around the country to build cross-domain collaborative efforts that can move the needle on big societal issues. He provides coaching and consultation for individuals and teams in becoming more missional-focused and Kingdom-biased in their ministry approaches. Reggie has helped to shape the church leadership conversation through his extensive speaking schedule and work as an author.
Attendees are encouraged to read two of his books in preparation for the conference:
Kingdom Come: Why We Must Quit Our Obsession Over Fixing the Church and What We Should Do Instead (Tyndale, 2015) challenges the church to shift its narrative from a church-centric to a kingdom-centric ministry agenda.
The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church (Jossey-Bass, 2003)
All pastors, those serving interim and permanent calls, are encouraged to register for the conference. Go to the LuTMA website (www.lutma.org) to learn more about the conference, to benefit from early registration, and to book with the hotel (link at the bottom of the “Additional Information” page).
We look forward to seeing you in Denver and engaging in a challenging learning experience with Reggie McNeal. Questions may be directed to the LuTMA Executive Director, the Rev. Lois Van Orden, at 717-579-1875 or by email, [email protected].