Announcement: GACAC Convention to be held April 9, Reservations due


The 24th annual Gustavus Association of Congregations (GACAC) convention will be held on Saturday, April 9. The theme for the day is "A Year of Living Purposefully: Savoring Life Through Servant-Leadership." Richard J. Leider '66 and Larry C. Spears will give the keynote address, to begin at 11 a.m. in Christ Chapel. During the afternoon workshop in the Campus Center, an interactive experience using a specially-created card deck will guide participants through a technique to see for themselves their own God-given gifts -- a key to discovering meaning and purpose in life!

Other events for the day include the annual business meeting with Trustee and Association elections; and worship in Christ Chapel with the Rev. Rodney L. Anderson as homilist, and the dedication of Gustavus' new Center for Servant Leadership. The 2011 Covenant Award will be presented during the noon luncheon to Bishop Jon Anderson of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod ELCA in appreciation of his commitment to the College, contributions toward the College's mission, and strengthening the partnership of the College with Lutheran congregations.

Schedule for the Day:

8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:15 a.m. GACAC Business Meeting (Christ Chapel)

10:00 a.m. Worship (Christ Chapel)

11:00 a.m. Keynote address "Savoring Your Purpose in Life Through Servant-Leadership" by Richard Leider and Larry Spears

12:00 p.m. Luncheon (RSVP for invited delegates & pastors, due by March 30), Covenant Award presentation

1:30 "Discovering the Essence of Servant-Leadership" led by Leider & Spears

3:00 Closing Reception, Grand Opening and Tour of the new Center for Servant Leadership

RSVP by March 30, 2011