Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM CST
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First Lutheran Church 
120 5th Ave NW
Minot, ND 58703

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Beth Anderson 
Western North Dakota Synod-ELCA 

LifeKeys: Discover Who You Are 

Spend time discovering and celebrating the gifts God has planted in each of us. Participants will explore their own unique gifts and dream about ways to share them more intentionally in the relationships, ministry and service that fill our lives each day.

God's Work. Our Hands (and feet and words and ears  . . .)

Martin Luther once said, "God himself will milk the cows through him whose vocation that is."  Today, vocation is often equated with career, but a Lutheran understanding of vocation embraces much more than only the tasks for which we are paid.  In each and every relationship that we are a part of and in each and every role that we take on, we are given the opportunity to be part of God's creative work of sharing God's love with the world. 

Using resources from our Lutheran tradition, as well as the LifeKeys materials, we'll look at each participants' unique mix of gifts and passions and consider how God might use our gifts more fully in our relationships in our home, our congregations and our communities. 

LifeKeys: Discover Who You Are is a spiritually- based, multifaceted approach to exploring who God created you to be and how God is calling you to share your gifts in the world.  Through interactive activities that engage a variety of learning styles, small group conversation and personal reflection, this process will assist you in understanding yourself and how you might use your gifts more effectively in new ways.   

Register Now! Prior to the workshop, we ask partipants to take 10-15 minutes to complete the ELCA's Spiritual Gifts Assessment.  Please print the results grid and bring it to the workshop with you.  
Click Here to fill out the Finding Your Spiritual Gifts Assessment


Please note the extended day for this GIFTS event.  To allow participants to more fully engage the content, we will begin at 8:45 am and conclude at 4:30 PM. 

Saturday Schedule:

8:30 AM - Coffee
8:45 AM -  Introduction to Life Keys
9:00 AM  Life Keys Session I: Life Gifts and Interest Areas
10:30 AM Break
11:00LifeKeys Session II:  Discovering Type
1:00 PM - Life Keys Session III: Spiritual Gifts
2:30 LifeKeys Session III: Values, Passions & Service
4:30 PM - Closing


For those needing overnight accomodations, a block of rooms has been reserved at the 
Grand Hotel (1500 N Broadway, Minot).   Call: 800.735.4493 and request a room in the block reserved for "Western North Dakota GIFTS".


The Registration fee for this event is $25 / participant.  This fee covers lunch, snacks, and a LifeKeys Workbook for each participant. 

Additional Items for sale: 

Life Keys Guide Books ($12.00)
All participants will be receiving a LifeKeys Workbook with their registration fee, but if you want to go deeper in your understanding of this process, you may want to consider purchasing the accompanying book.  This updated comprehensive guide helps people discover how God has uniquely created them. Engaging stories, inventories, self-tests, and other easy-to-use exercises make Discover Who You Are a one-of-a-kind tool. It will help those longing to find or deepen meaning in life and considering how to use their gifts more intentionally in their home, congregation and community. 

2017 GIFTS Sponsoring Memberships ($75.00 annually)
The event fee simply covers the cost of meals, breaks and materials.  GIFTS participants are strongly encouraged to contribute a sponsoring gift of $75.00 annually to help cover the travel, honorariums, and other expenses associated with bringing exceptional presenters to our synod.  Your annual gifts,above and beyond your event fees, assist in ensuring that quality GIFTS events can continue to be offered in our synod.  Many congregations pay this fee on behalf of each congregation member involved in GIFTS each year in recognintion and gratitude for the many ways GIFTS participants share their learning and gifts with the wider congregation. 

Presenter:  Deacon Beth Anderson

Beth Anderson serves as Assistant to the Bishop and Synod Ministry Coordinator for the Western North Dakota Synod. In her role she works alongside with those discerning the call to professional ministry, supports current seminary students, coordinates the synod Lutheran Youth Organization board, oversees synod communications, and assists leaders in the call process.  Her passion in ministry is helping people discover how God is inviting them to share their gifts with the world around them through ministry in their families, communities, and daily lives.  Prior to serving on synod staff, Beth served as Vocations Associate with the Lilly Call to Serve Project at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, for 6 years. She has served on Synod Staff since 2009. Beth is a graduate of Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN and holds a Masters Degree in Youth and Family Ministry.   She lives in Bismarck, ND with her husband Dallas and two daughters.