Affinity Groups, Workshops and Service Projects

Affinity Groups, Workshops and Service Projects

Please be sure to check back as information about Affinity Group, Workshop, and Service Project being offered will be updated as it becomes available.

Affinity Groups are an opportunity for those who share an interest or passion in a particular topic or ministry area to get to know others who share their interest or passion, talk together, and learn from one another’s wisdom.  The following Affinity Groups are being planned:  Shared Ministry, Small Congregations, Stewardship, Food Pantries, CONNECT, Youth Ministry.

Currently, the following presenters will be leading workshops:  Marcia Haaf, CEO, Lutheran Foundation, on the opioid epidemic in America; Dr. David L. Odom; Pastor Keith Anderson; Tom Schwolert, Consultant, Vibrant Faith Ministries on youth ministry; Pastor Nancy Nyland on CONNECT.

Service Opportunties:  Volunteer with others at Community Harvest Food Bank where we will packs bags of food for needy senior or hungry kids, stock shelves in their on-site food pantry, or sort food for member agencies.  Community Harvest Food Bank was founded in 1983 and serves a nine county area in Northeast Indiana.  They distribute 13.1 million pounds of food per year to 393 different member agencies – church food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and youth programs.  90,000 unique individuals receive food each year.  Volunteers will travel by chartered bus from the Grand Wayne Convention Center to Community Harvest Food Bank and return.

Led by the Sew Sew Ladies from Faith Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, volunteers will help sew cancer pads which are donated to Cancer Services of Indiana.  This project will take place at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.  Refreshments will be served.

To take part in either of these service projects, please indicate your interest when you register for the assembly.

Where every member is a missionary, every pastor is a mission director, and every congregation is a mission center.