Power in the Spirit is an inspirational conference for people of all ages who wish to explore God’s call to service through joyous worship, Bible studies, keynote addresses, workshops, games, and fellowship. In addition, congregational leaders—teachers, music directors, choir members, council and committee members, family life consultants, deacons, pastors, and others—will find Power in the spirit nurturing and challenging as they consider their mission and ministry.
Midwinter Power in the Spirit (Digital): January 31 – February 2, 2022
The Virginia Synod’s second annual midwinter Power in the Spirit online gathering is coming up soon! Once again centered on Candlemas (February 2), this is our time after Christmas and before Lent to “rest, renew, and rise!” Power in the Spirit first met online because we had to. Now we gather online in the midwinter because we want to!
Join others in the Virginia Synod for live sessions online from Monday, January 31, through Wednesday, February 2, 2022. We’ll open our virtual doors at 5:30 PM each night, and by 5:45 PM we’ll be enjoying lectures and workshops from a variety of leaders. At 7:00 PM we’ll close with worship.
The Rev. Kevin Strickland, Bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA, joins us as our keynote speaker! Bishop Strickland brings a wealth of knowledge regarding worship practices and how our worship forms us for mission.
There is no fee to attend, but a donation of $25 to the Virginia Synod is suggested. One hundred percent of donations will be used to support neighbors in need around the world through the ELCA Good Gifts catalog (the goal is to give a “family farm” to help a family break the cycle of hunger and poverty—only $715!). Please give as the Spirit leads you!
For more information, visit vasynod.org, facebook.com/powerinthespirit. You can also contact Power in the Spirit Coordinator The Rev. David Drebes at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at (540) 389-4963.
P.S.: Plans continue for the Virginia Synod’s Power in the Spirit summer event, to be held (hopefully) on campus at Roanoke College from July 14 to 16, 2022. Be sure to save the date!