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At the Leadership Summit in April 2023 and the Spring Meeting of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, participants explored the topic of Trauma-Informed Ministry and Becoming a Trauma-Informed Church.  For many this was a new topic.  The Transforming Communities/Vital Leaders Committee is offering a series of three workshops in the coming weeks to allow a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma in the life of faith and Christian Community.  You can register for one or all three, depending on your availability.

Thursdays 1:30-3:30 Central Time


  • Do we read the Bible differently those the lens of trauma? What might others hear that we don't recognize? Facilitated by Laura Beth Buchleiter.

  • Grief is a complicated experience made even more so by traumatic events. Recognizing the differences and clues to what is happening is important. Facilitated by Joanna Quanbeck.

  • Intersectionality is the acknowledgement that everyone has their own unique experiences of discrimination and oppression and we must consider everything and anything that can marginalize people gender, race, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc. Trauma is frequently connected with such marginalization. Facilitated by Julica Hermann de la Fuente.

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