The National Via de Cristo Virtual Annual Gathering 

Worship – Workshops – Plenty of participation for all that can join us – plus the Annual Business Meeting!

Thursday, July 22 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm CST

  • Worship

  • Brief NLS Business Meeting for Nominations from the floor for NLS Executive Committee Open Positions

  • Keynote Presentation and Breakouts

Friday, July 23 – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm CST

  • Lay Director and Spiritual Director Roundtables

  • Exchange of Idea (EOI) session: Reclaim Our Mission Without Changing The Essentials

  • Open Q and A Session with All Nominees

Saturday, July 24 – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm CST

  • 2 EOI sessions: Think Tank For Weekends After COVID-19 or How Are You Renewing the 4th Day Community?

  • Lunch and Regional Breakouts

  • Annual Business Meeting

All activities will be available via your computer as well as a virtual binder with loads of important information.

RSVP: Please complete your registration by July 15, 2021 at


  1. If you are interested in serving as a voting delegate for the National Lutheran Secretariat (NLS) annual meeting on July 24th from 1:30-3:00 pm CST, please let your Secretariat’s Lay Director know. Each Secretariat selects a minimum of 1 Lay Delegate and 1 Clergy Delegate based on a formula to have a voice at each year’s annual meeting.  Meanwhile, you can register for the Annual Gathering for as many sessions as desired as a Guest and your registration can be changed to Lay Delegate after confirmation by your Secretariat.
  1. Prayerfully consider serving on the NLS as President, Secretary, Vice President for Administration or Vice President for Outreach.  Job descriptions and nomination forms are available at

for your review and completion by July 15th to Wendy Showalter, NLS President.

It is time to reclaim!

God loves you and so do I,
Jane Winge, NLS Vice President for Administration