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Michigan School of Missional Formation Student Gathering

Spring 2023

April 29, 2023
Midland, MI

In today’s world of Zoom meetings, e-mails, online videos, and social media, there is a hunger for meeting in person. We experience the same need among the Michigan School of Missional Formation students, whether you are in the Classic Plus or Master of Arts Kairos program. To address this need, we have organized this Michigan School of Missional Formation gathering to afford the opportunity to come together in fellowship, learning, and growing in how we might serve the Lord more effectively. The main focus of the day will be group learning, centered around the practice of Case Studies (Critical Incident Reports). Throughout the day, we will listen to and interact with Kairos students who have prepared Case Studies. Plus, Rev. Dr. Rob Kasper will address the topic, “Ministry Formation through Embracing Theological Tension.”

Note to Master of Arts Kairos Students:

The Michigan School of Missional Formation Student Gathering is an opportunity to fulfill your requirement for the Community Reflection I outcome by preparing a Case Study to present. Please invite your Mentor Team. Also, if you are preparing a Case Study for this gathering, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. You may contact Dr. Rob Kasper, Rev. Ken Huner, or Deacon Al Renard for more details.


When & Where


April 29, 2023 @ 9:45 am - 2:15 pm

Messiah Lutheran Church
1550 S Poseyville Rd
Midland, MI, 48640-8549
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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. He continues to read extensively in the areas of Systems Theory, Leadership, and Adaptive Missions for the Church in the Post-modern/Post-Christian era. Kasper and his wife Debbie live in Ypsilanti, Mich. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.


Registration is now open!

Deadline to register is April 21, 2023.

Registration Cost: $15 per person (includes lunch)

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Covid Protocols

A note regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:  If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID prior to arrival, please stay home. 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.