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Wed, Oct 13


Online Event

Inspired to Thrive - Siebert's Annual Conference

Join Siebert along with Lutheran pastors and ministry leaders for this complimentary two-day, virtual event! Registration is required.

Inspired to Thrive - Siebert's Annual Conference
Inspired to Thrive - Siebert's Annual Conference

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2021, 12:00 PM CDT – Oct 14, 2021, 12:30 PM CDT

Online Event

About the event

In 2021, Siebert Lutheran Foundation is hosting its annual conference, Inspired to Thrive, online! 

Click here to meet the Keynote Presenters and Concurrent Session speakers. 

Registration is required to attend the online event. Closer to the event date, people who are registered will receive an email with details on how to log in and access the Inspired to Thrive online event platform. Within that platform, you will be able to read more about the speakers, access their handouts and presentations, and join their sessions via Zoom.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Burmeister,

In 2020, Siebert conducted research and hosted several listening sessions to secure our stakeholders’ input into the annual conference format and content. We are grateful to be back this year with a new conference format that was developed as a result of this input. You will enjoy breakout session options and an interactive format that will provide opportunities for more engagement with speakers and other attendees. This year, the conference will use a 100% digital format and we are excited about what a virtual conference platform has to offer!

Another big change in 2021 is the new name: Inspired to Thrive. “Inspiring” and “Inspiration” were top words submitted from 2019 attendees when asked to share a word that describes how the conference, formerly known as Change or Die, has impacted their ministries over the last 10 years. “Inspired” also describes what we see in the ministries that Siebert supports: programming that inspires pastors and ministry leaders to Grow the Body of Christ – one of the Siebert Lutheran Foundation’s strategic funding priorities.

The Siebert Lutheran Foundation provides funding to churches and ministry programs associated with the ELCA, LC-MS, and WELS Lutheran church bodies. Siebert's annual conference is a place where pastors and ministry leaders from all three Lutheran denominations are welcome and encouraged to listen and learn from each other. These church bodies approach ministry in different ways and even have some distinct beliefs and traditions. Siebert has invited speakers, from all three Lutheran denominations, who will share strategies and best practices in a way that may be applied to a variety of ministry contexts.

We are excited to see you on October 13th and 14th and we pray you are Inspired to Thrive wherever God has planted you.

In Christ,

The Siebert Lutheran Foundation Team and the Inspired to Thrive Conference Planning Committee

2021 Conference Planning Committee

Rev. Walter Baires, ELCA South-Central Synod of Wisconsin

Dr. Bruce Becker, Time of Grace Ministry

Rev. Heidi Borkenhagen, Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton, Wis.

Ms. Gretchen Jameson, Kacmarcik Enterprises

Pastor Bill Limmer, Victory of the Lamb in Franklin, Wis.

Rev. Randy Raasch, First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, Wis.

Rev. Matthew Short, ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod


  • 1 hour 15 minutes

    Welcome & Keynote Speakers

    Online Event Platform

  • 1 hour

    Concurrent Sessions

    Online Event Platform
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  • Inspired to Thrive Conference

    Complimentary Ticket: 10/13/21 from 12 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. and 10/14/21 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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