You have a story to tell, and only you can tell it!
What does this mean? Don’t have a clue? Think it’s difficult? Scary? Want to get better at it?
Join us for an Evangelism Workshop Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 9 a.m. To 3 p.m. Lunch and treats are included.
Guest Speaker and Trainer: Pastor Mark VanderTuig*, Service Coordinator of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.
Who should come? Everyone, so bring a friend!
What you’ll gain: You’ll discover the story God has given you to tell. You’ll be able to share it in 5 short phrases
Join us for this special winter opportunity.
* Mark VanderTuig doesn’t sit still for very long, needs coffee, loves humor, and is passionate about Jesus. He is a resource to congregational leaders, pastors, and anyone else who calls; hoping to help them to catch the vision of the Great Commission.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Rev. Mark Vander Tuig is the Service Coordinator for Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. Mark works to expand and develop the network of congregations in LCMC, offer leadership training and ministry resources for pastors and leaders in the local church, and represents LCMC when meeting with other church bodies in the U.S., as well as abroad. He also oversees the professional staff of LCMC. He began this position September 15th, 2010.
For the first 10 years of his ministry he served congregations in Minnesota: Montevideo and St. Cloud. In 1990, he and his family moved to Altoona, Iowa where he served Lutheran Church of the Cross until 2010. During those 20 years the congregation grew from 74 in worship to over 1100 each weekend. Pastor Vander Tuig and Lutheran Church of the Cross are charter members of LCMC. Mark also served on the Ministry Board of LCMC for seven years.
Mark graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1976, with Bachelor’s degrees in both Religion and Psychology, from Luther Seminary in 1980 with a Master’s of Divinity degree, and from St. Mary’s College in 1985 with a Master’s of Counseling and Psychological Services. Mark also holds a certification from the University of Minnesota in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education.
Mark and his wife Candice were married in 1974, have two grown daughters: Laura Vander Tuig of Des Moines, Iowa and Emily (and husband Noah) Ruppert of Ankeny, Iowa.