Event for Lead Well Conference!Grounded Governance Project

Lead Well Conference!Grounded Governance Project

Concordia University, Nebraska Campus

The Nebraska District in partnership with LCEF will host a Friday all day and half day Saturday conference on the campus of CUNE. This event will kick off the ND Grounded Governance Project which is a yearlong focus on governance at the local congregation and the development of a digital resource library.

The conference is for professional church workers in leadership roles (Pastors, Administrators, ECC Directors, and DCE’s and their elected church council members and leadership board members).

Theme: “But all things should be done decently and in order” (I Cor. 14:40). 



Fri., May 19, 2023 (Full Day) 


Registration and Refreshments 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Thom Auditorium

Opening and Welcome Dr. Bernard Bull  9:00-9:15 a.m.

Weller Auditorium

Keynote Speaker James Galvin  9:15-10:30 a.m.

The 5 most prevalent governance models in the LCMS and how to improve them.

Weller Auditorium

Break - Transition to sectional sessions  10:30-10:45 a.m.

Sectional Session #1   10:45-11:45  a.m.

Lunch (provided on-site)  11:45-12:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Kurt Senske  12:45-2:00  p.m.

The CEO and the Board: The Art of Governance as a Competitive Advantage

Weller Auditorium

Break / Transition to sectional sessions  2:15-2:30 p.m.

Sectional Session #2  2:30-3:30 p.m.

Break / Transition to sectional sessions  3:45-4:00 p.m.

Sectional Session #3 4:00-5:00 p.m.

End of Day 1  5:00 p.m.


Sat., May 12, 2023 (Half Day) 

Registration and Refreshments   8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Opening and Welcome  8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Tim Kurth   8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Let’s Go Swimming! A Guide to Good Governance

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. David Peter  9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Organizing for Ministry and Mission: Options for Church Structure

Break - Transition to workshop   10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Workshop Session   10:30 - 12:30 p.m.


Updating your by-laws and policy manuals: Dr. David Peter and Tim Kurth facilitators.

LCMS Board Governance Manual: Dr. Bob Ziegler

LCMS In His Hands Manual: Cheryl Haun & Eunice McCarty

End of Day 2  12:30 p.m.

Box Lunch To Go