Upcoming Synod Events

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CRE Continuing Education Opportunities

The “Sacred Seasons” preaching workshops are led by the Rev. Dr. Laura Reason, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Highland, Ind. Dr. Reason is a nine-time teacher of preaching and worship leadership to Synod of Lincoln Trails ruling elders.

The the last two workshops for 2013 are:

– August 24 – Pentecost II – Registration Deadline, August 16th

– November 2 – Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

Cost: $35 per class. Includes lunch and teaching materials.

Classes will be held at Philo Presbyterian Church in Philo, IL from 9:30am – 2:30pm (Central Time).

For more information contact Kristi Miller via email or by calling (800) 566-5996.

The Art of Transitional Ministry and Transitional Executive Education

MALT Regional Education for Transitional Ministry

We live in a time of great transition in our churches and culture. Transitional Ministry Education is intended for those presently engaged in or inquiring about the nature of transitional ministry. This includes Temporary Transitional Ministry positions; which may include interim ministry, designated ministry, other temporary ministry or Installed Transitional Ministry positions. Committee on Ministry members and presbytery staff persons with responsibility for congregations in this time of transition will also find the education helpful.

Training dates for Regional Education for Transitional Ministry are October 28-November 1, 2013 at Mercy Center in St. Louis, MO.

For more information click here.

Transitional Executive Education

Learning will focus on: Identifying and working with multiple layers of organizational system complexity; identifying and working with multiple cultures within an organizational system; Identifying and working with governing body infrastructure and applying the work of the people and the work of the leader to governing bodies.

Training dates for Transitional Executive Education are November 1-4, 2013 at Mercy Center in St. Louis, MO.

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COM/CPM Immersion and Empowerment Event

October 3-5, 2013
Champaign, Illinois

This synod-wide event was created by the eight Executive/General Presbyters of the Synod of Lincoln Trails. It will focus on the development of COM and CPM moderators and vice-moderators.


  • Keynote Speaker: Author, Carol Howard Merritt
  • Workshops
  • Partners: The Board of Pensions and the Office of General Assembly
  • Experts: Members of COMs and CPMs will spend time with other members
  • Moderators: The moderators and vice-moderators of committees will have time to spend together
  • Worship: Joy Douglas Strome, Pastor of Lakeview Presbyterian will lead worship
  • Registration deadline: September 23, 2013

Cost: No registration cost or cost for meals. (See the brochure for hotel cost and details.)

For more information contact Kristi Miller by email or phone,

(800 ) 566-5996.

Click here to see the brochure.