Assembly Workshops
Workshops will be held in the Soiland Humanities Building
Friday May 31
12:45 p.m.
Touching People's Lives
Soiland Humanities Building - 120

An Overview of the ELCA's Global Mission. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their areas of interest for global work and find connections to local congregations.

Pastor Rafael Malpica Padilla, ELCA Global Missions

Congregational Care of Older Adults
Soiland Humanities Building - Overton

As congregations grow “grayer” along with the rest of America, they often turn towards attracting younger members while missing the rich opportunities to serve the older adults in their midst. In this session, we’ll talk about the (1) lead congregations can take in embracing rather than stigmatizing older adulthood and (2) building blocks to develop an older adult ministry that serves your members and reaches those in need outside your walls.

Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Ph.D - Consultant in Aging & Dementia, Cordula Cares
Community Organizing 101 for Youth + Young Adults
Soiland Humanities Building - 118

Learn how you can make change in your church, in your synod, and in your community with the tools of community organizing!

Pastor Steve Jerbi 
Synod Constitutional Changes
Soiland Humanities Building - 119

Answers to your questions about the hows and whys of constitutional changes in the synods of the ELCA.

Synod Vice-President Randall Foster
Saturday June 1
9:00 a.m.
Offering an Adult Day Program in a Congregational Setting - The Basics
Soiland Humanities Building - Overton

Older adult ministries can take many forms – such as an adult day program that keeps frail older adults – from your congregation and the greater community – socially connected and engaged while providing caregivers with needed respite and giving your active seniors an opportunity to serve others. In this session you’ll learn what’s involved in developing and sustaining an adult day program.

Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Ph.D. – Consultant in Aging & Dementia, Cordula Cares
Transgender 101
Soiland Humanities Building 124

What does "transgender" mean? How can I best support people who are transgender? Transgender 101 will be a casual conversation about all things relating to "transgender" lead by the 7th LGBTQIA and first transgender intern of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Drew Stever.

Vicar Drew Stever
Legacy Giving- The Missing Link in Your Stewardship Campaign 
Soiland Humanities Building - 120

Often we focus on outcome when discussing stewardship campaigns. What if there were steps you could take to drive more successful outcome with stronger process? Before asking for a result, join Lisa Higginbotham, Regional Gift Planner from ELCA Foundation, to discuss process that creates a solid foundation for building trust, connecting to your congregation, and funding ministry with legacy giving.

Lisa Higginbotham, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation, Pacifica and Southwest California Synod.
The Church as Corporation
Soiland Humanities Building - 118

A workshop for congregational treasurers, council members, administrators, secretaries, and anyone responsible for the finances of a church. A short version of Andreas Hirsch's famous Treasurer's Workshop.

Andreas Hirsch, Director of Finance 
Budget Chat with the Treasurer
Soiland Humanities Building - 119

Do you have questions about this year's budget, or how it's put together? Now's the time to get them answered!

Michael Metzger, Synod Treasurer
Southwest California Synod of the ELCA| (818) 507-9591||