SOLT is doing a new thing!  Wellspring launches in October.  This is a completely reimagined offering for newly ordained pastors, pastors new to the synod, and pastors in a new position in the synod — and it includes, congregational pastors, commissioned pastors, and those serving in specialized ministry.

We have so many things planned: Coaching; excellent worship; spaces for creativity, laughter and fun; and a balanced approach for extroverts and introverts.

There are some learning components already in the works (including discernment and finances), but we want your input.  What ideas do you have for topics that would really be helpful to those who are starting a new call?

If you’re newly ordained, we want to hear from you about the issues you’d like to engage.

If you participated in the previous SOLT New Pastors program, we want your input on this new residency program.

If you’ve been in ministry a while and have ideas of what would have been helpful when you were just starting your call, your feedback will help us.

And, while Wellspring is for pastors in SOLT, even if you don’t live here we want to hear your suggestions.

So, we are hosting three Wellspring Conversations so Sara Dingman can hear from you.  Please join us for one of these less-than-an-hour Zoom gatherings so we can collaborate on this new initiative to support and nourish pastors throughout SOLT:

  • Tuesday, June 18 at 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT — Happy hour!  Bring a drink of your choosing to enjoy while we chat!
  • Wednesday, June 19 at noon ET / 11 AM CT — Bring your lunch! 
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 12:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM CT — Bring your lunch!

Or, if you’re unable to join one of these Zoom sessions, put your ideas in the form below.