Power in the Spirit 2020
Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” (John 11:16)
What does it mean to be a leader in the Church and a follower of Jesus? The words of Saint Thomas reveal a disciple whose faith in Jesus makes him willing to go where Jesus goes, even when danger and death are real possibilities. For Thomas, it’s better to be unsafe with Jesus than to stay behind as Jesus heads into dangerous places. For the Church today, we just may be called to a similar faith that goes with Jesus—even into danger.
At Power in the Spirit 2020 we’ll explore these themes, and more!
Leading our way is Beth Lewis, keynote presenter and CEO emeritus of Augsburg Fortress, publishing house for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and now known as 1517 Media. Lewis led Augsburg Fortress through a challenging time, and has wisdom to share with the Church rooted in her expertise and experiences.
We are also pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Rick Rouse, ELCA pastor, former seminary professor, and author of the upcoming, The World Is About to Turn: Mending a Nation’s Broken Faith. Rouse will serve as our Bible Study leader, guiding us through ways the scriptures proclaim the theology of the cross.
Finally, we warmly welcome back George Donovan to lead our music! Director of Music for Bethel Lutheran Church, Winchester, Donovan is a longtime member of the Power in the Spirit team. In addition to assembling a band of musicians from near and far, he’ll also lead our conference choir.
Registration will open April 1, 2020. For now, save the date! Come and learn! Come for fellowship! Come to serve your neighbor! Come to Power in the Spirit 2020!