GACAC Annual Meeting
Business Meeting and Faith Conference 2013

Beginning “Road to the Reformation”

The 26th Annual Business Meeting of the Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Clergy and lay delegates from Association member congregations, as well as their guests, are encouraged to come to campus for a wonderful day of inspiration and fellowship.

The theme of the Convention is "Road to the Reformation: Deepening our Lutheran Theological Roots." Featured as keynote speaker for the day will be Martin Marty, Professor Emeritus of the University of Chicago Divinity School. His talk at 11:30 a.m. will address "What Do Lutherans Have to Offer the 21st Century?" A second keynote address at 1:45 by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Mtata of the Lutheran World Federation will address "African Perspectives" on 21st Century Lutheranism.

Voting representatives (all clergy and lay delegates) of the GACAC, please check in at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Johnson Student Union. A buffet breakfast will be served in Alumni Hall, with the Breakfast Business meeting to begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Included in the business of the day will be elections for the Gustavus Board of Trustees, as well as for the Association’s Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Pre-registration is needed for all clergy and delegates as well as guests planning to attend.

It is our pleasure to invite all to attend the Faith Conference 2013, beginning with worship at 10:45 a.m.

Schedule for the Business meeting and Faith Conference 2013

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration followed by Breakfast Business Meeting of the GACAC for clergy and lay delegates

Faith Conference 2013 (All are welcome!)

  • 10:45 a.m. Worship in Christ Chapel
  • 11:30 a.m. Keynote Address: "What Do Lutherans Have to Offer the 21st Century?" by Dr. Martin E. Marty
  • 12:45 p.m. Bag Lunches in the Banquet Rooms (charge for lunch: $10. Please reserve lunch in advance.)
  • 1:45-2:45 p.m. Keynote Address: "Lutheranism in the 21st Century: African Perspectives" by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Mtata
  • 2:45-3:15 p.m. Dialog and discussion from two perspectives, with Q&A.
  • 3:15-3:30 p.m. Sending reception

Additional Information

If you have questions about the Convention, please contact the Office of Church Relations and Community Engagement.