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Rostered Ministers Gathering

Rostered Ministers Gathering

July 20-23, 2020
Phoenix, Ariz.
Phoenix Convention Center

As we move through the unprecedented reality of a pandemic, the ELCA continues to evaluate events and gatherings planned over the coming months including the 2020 Rostered Ministers Gathering. We continue to monitor the situation and have begun conversations with our venues in Phoenix and other partners about appropriate paths forward. The health and safety of attendees and presenters is paramount. When a decision is made regarding the gathering, we will communicate that to you and post other updates as they are available at ELCA.org/RMG.

If you have already registered and have decided that you will not attend the gathering, please email RosteredGathering@elca.org to request that your registration be cancelled and refunded. Include “Refund Request” in the subject line and a contact number in the message. Please allow 10 business days for this to be processed. If you applied for a scholarship, know that this process has been delayed until a decision has been made about the gathering.

In these days, we know that God walks along with us as we lead our respective communities in these uncertain times. Be sure to take time to care for yourself.

Please direct your questions to RosteredGathering@elca.org or to 773-380-2590 or 800-638-3522, ext. 2590.


As a Rostered Minister in the ELCA, you are invited to join colleagues under the theme of "Rekindle the gift within you"
(2 Timothy 1:6).

Let this gathering be an opportunity for you to remember, reclaim, rekindle and revive yourself. Gathering with colleagues from across the church for fellowship, renewal, continuing education, worship, bible study and refreshment for your spirit.

All rostered ministers are invited (active in call, on leave from call, awaiting call, retired).

Each day will begin in worship as we center ourselves around our theme. Each morning, we will offer bible studies and keynote speakers. The afternoon hours will offer a variety of individual options from activity in the Interaction Center to workshops and caucus times. Evening activities will include a presiding bishop’s reception with live music on Monday, a Beer and Hymns Fundraiser concert on Tuesday, and a banquet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women on Wednesday.



Participants of the gathering will be responsible for their own arrangements for accommodations during the event. Depending on availability, an additional nights on either side of the event may also be available to book at the gathering rate.

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Pre-Gathering Events

Before the main gathering begins, events will be offered for Deacons, Youth Rostered Ministers and Women ministers of word and sacrament. These gatherings begin on Sunday, July 19 and conclude before the main gathering begins on Monday, July 20.

These pre-gathering events are not stand-alone opportunities, they are an extension of the main gathering. The registration fee for these events is $50. You can select one of these during the registration process for the main event.

Space is limited so do not delay.


GuidebookThe Guidebook app will be available during the event.