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Intentional Interim Ministry – Continuing Education Conference 2022

The Value of Intentional Attention to the Congregation’s Worship Identity During the Interim

September 28, 2022 - September 29, 2022
Hillsdale, MI

Worship gatherings are central to the life and health of the Christian congregation. These gatherings reflect the congregation’s identity for themselves and to the community she is called to serve with the Gospel. During times of pastoral transition, the Intentional Interim Pastor enables the congregation to examine, evaluate, and seek God’s guidance regarding the role of corporate worship in their lives together as brothers and sisters in Christ, and its effect on their witness to the community (ministry context). We will examine what Peter Prochnow calls “community messengers” and how their appropriate use in worship can be used by the Holy Spirit to better communicate the life-transforming Gospel as they serve the powerful presence of God through His Word and Sacraments.

A note regarding masks during the COVID-19 pandemic:  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has provided mask guidance that flexes based on three key COVID-19 phases (response, recovery, and readiness).  The Michigan District will follow any mask mandates by the MDHHS, local health departments, or venues that are in place at the time of an event or conference. Masks are generally available at the registration desk. If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID prior to arrival, please stay home.

When & Where


September 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - September 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Michindoh Conference Center
4545 E. Bacon Rd.
Hillsdale, MI, 49242
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Peter Prochnow

Peter Prochnow serves the Michigan District LCMS as Assistant to the President, Director of Local and Global Worship Arts and Community Engagement. He is the producer and pianist for the Lutheran Bible Translators ministry called Living Water at LivingWater.Bible and the creator and producer of thehymnalproject.org. A driving force behind Pete’s ministry and service to the Church is knowing the Church exists for those who aren’t a part of it while seeing the Holy Spirit empower us to show and share Jesus’ love with others through regular prayer and action.


Rev. Dr. Robert Kasper

Rev. Dr. Robert Kasper presently serves as Assistant to the President/Congregation Mission and Ministry Support/Metro Zone for the Michigan District, LCMS. Prior to joining the Michigan District staff in 2012, Kasper served nearly 30 years as a parish pastor in suburban St. Louis, Mo. and Detroit, Mich. He serves as the Facilitator for Intentional Interim Ministry in the Michigan District. Kasper and his wife Debbie live in Ypsilanti, Mich. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.


Registration is now closed.

Deadline to register is September 12, 2022.

This conference is for Intentional Interim Pastors of the Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio Districts.

Additional Information

CEU’s Available

CEU’s are available. Download, complete, and mail in this form: CEU Continuing Ed Form.