Gustavus Faith Conference

“Developing Spiritual Intelligence: From Filling Committees to Growing Spiritual Leaders”
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Christ Chapel Doors Open 9:00 a.m. 

Does it seem like the committee structures of your congregation have become tired and lifeless? You are not alone. Many are worn out by a revolving cycle of committee structure demands and the transactional relationship they sometimes can foster. Many yearn for a different engagement model of leadership and governance that seeks to strengthen spiritual awareness and empowers a broader expression of faith in action. This conference will explore the new trends and resources for developing a shared sense of ownership for Christian mission and strategies for engaging and growing spiritual leaders.

The conference begins with a festive opening ceremony in Christ Chapel at 9:30 a.m. featuring Gustavus student musicians.

  • IndividualTickets: $10/person*
  • Group Discount Rate: 5 tickets for $40, 10 tickets for $60

*All proceeds from the Faith Conference ticket sales benefit the John D. and Ruth Hogenson-Rutford Endowment for Church Relations at Gustavus 

Gustavus Faith Conference Schedule -- Christ Chapel:

  • 9:00 a.m. Doors Open – Enjoy coffee, treats and fellowship
  • 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Ceremony
  • 10:15 a.m. Featured Speaker: Dr. Terri Elton
  • 11:15 a.m. Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Kai Nilsen 
  • 12:15 p.m. Faith Conference concludes

The 32nd Annual Association of Congregations Business Meeting will begin immediately following the Faith Conference. Clergy and lay voting delegates from member congregations of the GACAC will gather in the Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall for the business meeting luncheon from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Questions, contact Church Relations 507-933-7001 -or- email:

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