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Convener's Corner — August 2013

We Are Part of a Great Movement!

Having just recently returned from the NLS Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida, I feel renewed and excited about all the of the positive things we are doing here in Minnesota. Attending the Annual Meeting is like attending an Ultreya with 200 other 4th Dayers. There is worship, signing, teaching, and fellowship. Minnesota Via de Cristo was well represented as we had more than a dozen people in attendance.

For those not familiar with NLS; it stands for the National Lutheran Secretariat for Via de Cristo. NLS is the national organization that helps guide the various secretariats from across the country. In total, there are more than 40 secretariats. NLS has many roles including coordination among the various secretariats, helping new secretariats get started, providing information and materials for weekends including rollo outlines, and serving as a forum for learning amongst the secretariats. Each year, NLS has an Annual Meeting that is hosted by one of the secretariats. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to conduct NLS business and bring together the various secretariats. Minnesota Via de Cristo has a long history of having individuals serve at the national level as well. Currently, the following individuals from Minnesota serve on the NLS:

Please take a look at the NLS website ( as it contains a wealth of information.

As I stated at the beginning, we have a lot of good things going in Via de Cristo in Minnesota and the NLS Annual Meeting only increased the energy level. As we move into the fall season, please keep the upcoming weekends in your prayers!


Bob Cedergren
Minnesota Via de Cristo Convener

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