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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always to the end of the age.” –Matthew 28:19-20

The NALC’s annual Mission Festival brings together mission-driven leaders for inspirational and motivating speakers, nuts and bolts practical training for discipleship and mission, and breakout sessions led by experts in their fields — grounded in Bible study, worship and prayer. The Mission Festival is a training resource for Mission Districts and congregations, and is designed and planned to maximize the training of our missional leaders. Please note that in 2016, the Mission Festival will move to the week that the NALC Convocation and theological conference are held.

“Mission (im)Possible” was held Nov. 5-7 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, Ohio, with the main theme focusing on the relationship between discipleship and mission. Keynote speakers were Bishop John Bradosky, Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba and Rev. Henry Graf. Workshop presenters included:

Pastor Jody Becker Bishop John Bradosky Dr. Gemechis Buba
Pastor Mark Chavez Pastor Doug Gast Pastor Brad Hales
Valerie Hobbs Pastor Brian Hughes Pastor Dave Keener
Pastor Dave Mann Pastor Bill Moberly Pastor Scott Ness
Gary & Laurie Pecuch Pastor Eddy Perez Pastor Trina Petersen
Dr. Amy Schifrin Pastor Ron Voss Dr. David Wendel


Click here for audio, video and printed materials from the group sessions and workshops.

Access presentations and other resources from prior Mission Festivals by clicking on a link below:

2014: Abida – Hearts on Fire

2013: Discipleship — It Takes One to Make One