Upcoming Events

April 23-25, 2023
Marriage in Ministry Retreat, Holiday Inn, Kearney

Marriage in Ministry (M ‘n M) retreats are intended to encourage and strengthen marriages in ministry and are designed to be attended in sequence. They are led by Rev. Dr. Justin Hannemann of GracePoint Institute for Relational Health. The retreats will focus on fostering secure marital attachment, emotional health, and rupture repair, with special attention paid to the unique challenges of the ministerial context. 

There are several elements that make these retreats unique. Prior to the first retreat, participants will be encouraged to complete some brief assessments. Those assessments will be discussed with each pair and a couple focused growth plan will be presented at the retreat. In addition, participants will have access to up to 3 couple counseling sessions with Justin and the GracePoint staff in the time between the first and second retreat. The second retreat will serve as a “book end” and an opportunity to reflect on and consolidate the growth attained since the first retreat. This is not intended to be a “one and done” experience. This model is intended to encourage and strengthen healthy couples and provide an opportunity for transformation and growth for distressed couples. It is highly encouraged that you commit to attending both retreats. Sorry, childcare is not provided.

Retreat #1:  4 p.m. April 23, 2023 to 11 a.m. April 25, 2023, Holiday Inn, Kearney

Retreat #2: 4 p.m. September 10, 2023 to 11 a.m. September 12, 2023, Holiday Inn, Kearney

Cost: Only $190 per couple per retreat

Registration: Space is limited to the first 12 couples to register. Please email joyceb@ndlcms.org to register or if you have any additional questions. 

May 19-20, 2023
Nebraska District Lead Well Conference, Concordia University, Seward

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June 4-5, 2023
Concordia Early Childhood Conference, Concordia University, Seward

Details available HERE

July 29–August 3, 2023
68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI

Details available HERE



September 10-12, 2023
Marriage in Ministry Retreat, Holiday Inn, Kearney

October 9-10, 2023
Fall Pastors’ Conference, Immanuel, Columbus

October 14-16, 2023
Great Plains Lutheran Educators Conference, Concordia University, Nebraska

Details available later

November 4-5, 2023
Middle School Youth Gathering at 1C, Columbus

Details will be available HERE

November 17-19, 2023
District Youth Gathering—Kearney

Details will be available HERE