Purpose: The purpose of this conference shall be to foster interdependent relationships between the congregations of this conference, to work together in support of the programs of the conference, institutions, synodical and churchwide units, and work in all ways to further our common ministry and mission.
Support of Ministries Unique to our Conference: Letter to Congregations, May 12 - Luther Crest, Sept. 8 - Lutheran Campus Ministry (UMM), Dec. 8 - Eshowe Circuit of the Southeastern Diocese of the ELCSA
Seminary Student Tuition Assistance: Glacial Ridge Conference provides some tuition assistance to seminary students from this area. In 2012 we gave assistance to: Bryan Taffe; Erick Rundquest; and, Christopher Richards. Click for a sample letter from Luther Seminary thanking the conference for our support. See their 2013 applications in the online annual report.
African Missions: In 2012 Glacial Ridge Conference helped support a trip by our conference dean, Pastor Dell Sanderson, to our conference's sister synod, The South Eastern Diocese of South Africa. Our conference also provides some support to the Eshowe Circuit in Africa and to Lungile Nyathakazi the HIV/AIDS educator in the South Eastern Diocese of South Africa.
African Program: Following is Pastor Dell Sanderson's offer to bring a program to area churches regarding his trip to Africa. "I am open to bringing a program regarding South Africa to your congregation. This is one of the first goals of our companion synod committee. I would share a slide show as well as hopes/dreams of how we can continue to develop our relationship with the Southeastern Diocese of the ELCSA. In some cases I can swap pulpits on Sunday morning and have a program after or in between services but in most cases it is best if you have gatherings where there is already a congregational event/meal. I can change the length of my program to meet the time needs. We are also seeking to find more people (especially lay people) to be on the S. Africa synod companionship committee if you have any suggestions. I have attached the ideas/goals developed by our companion synod committee for your perusal (see link below). I have also attached a journal entry I had while traveling in SA."
Relationship Building Ideas: Between Glacial Ridge Conference and Eshowe Circuit in Africa.
Photos: From Pastor Dell Sanderson (our conference dean) during his trip to Africa.
Lutheran Men in Mission: See:
SWMN LMM Page and
2012 Ledger of Leadership for the Glacial Ridge Conference
Click here for a list of Churches that make up the Glacial Ridge Conference