Pacifica Synod

Bishop's Gatherings 2018
'Treasures New & Old:
Sharing Ministry Ideas & Opportunities'
Bishop's Gatherings 2018
Congregations are invited to send key lay leaders along with their pastors and deacons to a Bishop's Gathering. Other congregation members and friends are also welcome. You are welcome to attend the gathering on the date that works best for your schedule and location.
To assist our host congregations in planning, we strongly encourage congregations or individuals to register in advance here for the gathering they plan to attend. Congregations are encouraged to collect names from their members and register the entire group at one time. Individuals may also register on their own. There is NO cost to attend. For more information about the format of these gatherings, please see the details below. 
Below are the dates, times & locations for the Bishop's Gatherings that have been confirmed. Please check back often for updates to those yet to be announced.
Saturday, September 15
Big Bear Conference
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
ALL will gather at 11:00 a.m. for lunch,
followed by Bishop's Gathering program.
A freewill offering will be received benefiting CCLM.
Lutheran Church of Our Savior
5050 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino
Sunday, September 16
Raincross Conference
2:00 to 4:30 pm
(Rostered Ministers @ 2:00/All @ 3:00)
Grace Lutheran Church
8877 Mission Blvd., Riverside
Saturday, September 22
Saddleback Conference
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
(Rostered Ministers @ 9:30/All @ 10:30)
Christ Lutheran Church
35522 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente
Sunday, September 23
East & West San Diego Conferences
2:15 to 4:45 pm
(Rostered Ministers @ 2:15/All @ 3:15)
Calvary Lutheran Church
3060 54th Street, San Diego
Saturday, October 6
Hukilau Conference
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
(All will gather during this time)
Christ Lutheran Church
95-1361 Meheula Pkwy, Mililani
Saturday, October 13
Harvest Conference
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
(Rostered Ministers @ 9:30/All @ 10:30)
Calvary Lutheran Church
424 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach
Saturday, October 20
Rejoice and Son & Surf Conferences
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
(Rostered Ministers @ 9:30/All @ 10:30)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
7082 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park
We are grateful to our deans and host congregations for their help in planning this time together. If you need help with the registration process, please contact Terri Robertson at 714.352.8732 or by email at



Registration open through 10/19/2018 5:00 PM EST


Our goal is to help EVERY congregation come away from our gathering with NEW ministry ideas and ways we can help one another!


To that end, we ask that each congregation come willing to share information about a ministry or two (inreach and/or outreach) they are actively engaged in. This might include an:

  • in-reach ministry, such as a Bible study, fellowship event, prayer-centered or other spiritual growth opportunity that is helping the church grow in faith and hope and/or
  • outreach ministry, such as a feeding program, food pantry, respite for care-givers, neighborhood ministry or youth program that helps those involved to grow in faith as they get to know and serve their neighbor in need.


It is sometimes difficult to categorize a ministry as either inreach or outreach since many ministries reach both churchgoers and the surrounding neighborhood. Congregations may wish to share ministries that have aspects of both inreach and outreach.


We encourage you to tell stories of how these ministries are making a difference in the lives of others, and in the lives of those who are a part of your congregation. You might include pictures, flyers, posters, and other visual representations of these ministries as well.


We also ask that you be willing to share a congregational need.

  • What is one way in which other churches, that have other gifts, may be able to help your worshipping community so that you can continue to do the ministry God is calling you to do?
  • What do you need help with?
  • How can another church possibly help you in your need or partner with you in serving God and our neighbor?





Various Locations - Please see above for details.

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