Southeastern Synod ELCA

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(Events are listed in chronological order, so be sure to scroll down for more events.)


Family Faith Alive

Friday, November 08 2019 to Sunday, November 10 2019

November 8-10, 2019  •  $199 per person (introductory rate) 

Middle and high school-aged youth, along with their parent/guardians are invited to come to Lutheranch for a weekend of Bible study, spiritual conversation, worship, games and outdoor activities. Separate tracks will be offered for youth and adults to give each group time for their own discussion and fellowship, with some joint sessions and activities. Come alone or with a group. All are invited to grow and share their faith in Christ.

2019 All Tennessee Youth Gathering

Saturday, November 09 2019 to Sunday, November 10 2019

All Tennessee will be held November 9 and 10th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson, Tennessee.  

Click here to REGISTER!!!

Registration Deadline is November 1, 2019

Communion with Creation

Friday, November 15 2019 to Sunday, November 17 2019

Each of us are entrusted by God to care for this planet and our little corners of it. Join others (lay and rostered) during a beautiful weekend retreat to collaborate and to envision the growth of our personal and collective environmental ministries.
Who: Anyone who wants to develop creation-care ministries at home, in their congregation, or institution. Open to any denominational background. Financial assistance is available to a limited number of college students and seminarians. 
Where: Coastal Retreat Center at Isle of Palms, SC
When: November 15-17, 2019. 
How: Registration information here. Email Pastor Kris Litman-Koon with scholarship inquiries.
Why: Because this world needs to hear the promising voice of God and feel the cultivating work of God's hands through stewards like you.

Christmas Market

Saturday, November 16 2019 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, November 16 2019 - 2:00 PM

Featuring women vendors from the Atlanta area,
Silent Auction, caroling, and refreshments.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
9:00 am-2:00pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church
1410 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

Sponsored by St. John’s Women of the ELCA

The fee for a vendor booth is $25 plus a donation of one item for our Silent Auction.
A limited number of scholarships are available for new businesses.
You must supply your own tables although some are available to rent for an extra fee.
Contact us at

Vital Signs of Healthy Stewardship PRE-EVENT

Tuesday, November 19 2019

An ELCA Event Prior to Generosity Next

You are invited to a special stewardship gathering of ELCA leaders.  We will be meeting the day before the ecumenical conference entitled Spirited Generosity: Offering Vitality in the 21st Century. Please join us for an afternoon of learning, an evening of fellowship, and worship.  Below is more information.

When:             Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Where:            Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
                        731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
Cost:               $20

2:00     Welcome & Overview - Mr. Keith A. Mundy, ELCA Program Director, Stewardship

2:30     Workshop Session I

The Generosity Project: Connecting Generations and Equipping Households
Ms. Linda Staats, National Coordinator
Introduction to a lively, educational and interactive workshops that engage households and the larger faith community in nurturing a spirit of generosity.
Cultivating Generous Congregations: Inspiring a Life of Faith and Giving
Rev. Larry Strenge, National Coordinator
Explore core teachings on culture and generosity that lead to best congregational practices for fundraising, financial accountability, donor care and adaptive leadership.
Resourceful Servants: Connecting Financial Health with Congregational Vitality
Mr. Steve Oelschlager, Project Associate
Many congregations struggle with budgets, resource allocation and sustained growth. These resources provide a map for financial stability focusing on five key areas: accounting, finance, human relations, risk management and stewardship. 

Church Finances for Missional Leaders: Best Practices for Faithful Stewardship
Ms. Bonnie Ives Marden, Author
A practical journey on motivating generosity, managing God’s money, distributing gifts, growing steward leaders, communicating effectively and policy guidelines.   

3:45     Break
4:00     Workshop Session II
            Repeat of workshops from Session I.  Select another workshop.
5:15     Break
5:30     Overview of ELCA Stewardship Ministry - Mr. Keith Mundy & Others
6:00     Dinner – Free with advance registration.   
7:00     Worship

To register for this event CLICK HERE or contact  

Lutheranch Open House and Fall Family Fun Day!

Saturday, November 23 2019

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Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10am-3pm
Join us for a day of games, food, and fun fall-themed activities for the whole family. Hit the bullseye on our new archery course, get creative in our craft barn, ride a pony, compete in our scavenger hunt, catch a fish or go for a paddle on one of our lakes. We are excited to share all the fun things happening at Lutheranch.  Gates open at 10am and lunch is served starting at 11am. Admission is FREE!

Who is invited?
Everyone! People of all ages are invited to come explore our site and participate in activities.

What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Most activities will be outside so dress appropriately for the weather (bring a warm jacket or rain coat, bug spray and sunscreen as needed).

How much does it cost?
Admission, lunch and all activities are free!  We suggest bringing some money if you are interested in purchasing an item from our store or contributing a small donation to help cover the cost of lunch.  

What activities will be available?
  • Pony rides
  • Archery
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Outdoor games for all ages (egg toss, burlap sack races, etc)
  • Scavenger hunt with prizes
  • Campfire and s’mores
  • Lunch
  • Wagon rides
  • Fall family photos
  • Lutheranch site tours and information about upcoming camps and programs
Where is Lutheranch located?
Lutheranch is located near Tallapoosa, GA, just north of I-20 near the Georgia/Alabama border, one hour west of Atlanta or 1.5 hours east of Birmingham. Enter the address “440 Salem Church Road, Tallapoosa, GA 30176” into your navigation system or mobile app to get directions to our main entrance.

How do I reserve a ticket?
A ticket is not required to attend the event, however, we would appreciate you taking a minute to RVSP through Eventbrite to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone.  Go to and search for “Lutheranch”, or follow this link:

How do I volunteer to help with the event?
To volunteer, email your name, contact info and hours of availability to

What is Lutheranch?
Lutheranch Camp and Conference Center is part of NovusWay Ministries, a non-profit Christian organization affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  We offer summer camps and year-round retreats and programs for youth and adults.  We also rent our facilities to individuals and organizations to host their own retreats, team building events, offsite meetings, reunions and more. In spring 2020, we will be launching an equine program with trail rides, clinics, therapeutic and recreational riding lessons and horse boarding facilities.
Our mission is to provide places set apart to inspire and empower all in Christ’s love.

Christmas on the Ranch

Friday, December 06 2019 to Sunday, December 08 2019

Adult double room $229 | Adult single room $269 | Youth staying with family $169

Merry Christmas! Get into the holiday spirit this advent season by joining us at Lutheranch for a festive, family-focused weekend retreat. Activities will include making Christmas tree ornaments and homemade holiday cards, singing Christmas carols, attending an advent worship service, going for a walk in the winter woods, gazing at the Christmas stars, and drinking hot cocoa by the campfire. Participate in as many or as few activities as you please. All ages are welcome. To register visit or call (828) 209-6301.

Spiritual Direction Certification Program

Wednesday, January 15 2020 to Saturday, January 18 2020

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary at Lenoir-Rhyne University
Application and information are available at Scroll down to the "Certification Programs" pull-down menu on the lower left-hand side of the page.

Spiritual Direction Certification Program

Wednesday, June 17 2020 to Saturday, June 20 2020

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary at Lenoir-Rhyne University
Application and information are available at Scroll down to the "Certification Programs" pull-down menu on the lower left-hand side of the page.