Tool Kit for Congregational Leaders is an annual gathering for congregational leaders, typically held in February. After a day of workshops and networking, leaders go back to their congregations equipped with new resources, ideas and connections! While the workshop topics vary from year to year, they cover a wide range of areas relevant to both church staff and lay leaders, such as: stewardship and finances, leadership, faith formation, creation care, facilities and safety, worship, children/youth ministry, communications and more.
We encourage churches to send multiple attendees so that they reap the benefits of hearing the majority of the sessions. Tool Kit is especially important to church council members! Tool Kit was most recently held on Feb. 25, 2023, at Shepherd of the Valley in Apple Valley. It was held in conjunction with the synod's conference assemblies, where rostered ministers and lay voting members come together to discuss issues and vote on resolutions, memorials and leadership positions.
Click here to view our 2023 photo album.
Click here to access presentation materials from 2023 Tool Kit workshops.