2018 Annual Gathering


Hosted by

St. Paul Lutheran Church

777 West San Antonio Street

New Braunfels, TX


July 27-28, 2018 (Friday evening and Saturday)

Keynote Speakers:

Perry Fruhling | Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Kyle Fever | Nexus Institute / Grand View University Jo Kinnard | Resurrection Lutheran Church, Monticello, MN



Jim Craver | Faith, Seguin Paul Owens | St. Paul, New Braunfels

Worship Leaders:

Church on Main | Giddings
St. Paul | New Braunfels



Choose any 3 of 16 engaging breakout sessions to attend!


Adults – $50 thru July 9, $60 after July 9
Youth (grades 6-12) – $25 thru July 9, $30 after July 9

What’s Included:

In addition to an inspiring conference filled with wonderful worship, fellowship, keynote and breakout presenters, each participant will be treated to two fully catered meals from Granzin’s BBQ and receive a “JARS of CLAY” t-shirt! All who register by the July 9 will be guaranteed a shirt in their size.

Pre-Gathering Seminars:

Come early and choose from one of two Pre-Gathering Seminars being offered on Friday from 1-4 p.m.  Sign-up for the Leadership Seminar to dive into disciple-making practices for the local congregation based on Daniel Im’s latest book, No Silver Bullets.
Also this year we are excited to offer a Women’s Seminar sponsored by Women of the Word (WOW) for all women to join in conversation regarding women’s ministries in congregations and hear presentations from the Woodhall Foundation and Lutherans for Life. Add either seminar for $10 more.


Contact Bryce Formwalt at 512.942.7776.


Youth Gathering

Middle and High School Students from across Texas connecting on a fun, faith-filled weekend!  Checkout the Details below…
Contact Bryce Formwalt at 512.942.7776.

Winter Retreat


JANUARY 27 – 29




Pastors, seminarians, ministry staff, congregational leaders and spouses.The retreat is an opportunity for ministry leaders and spouses to get away and be enriched through a time of fellowship, worship, prayer, education, and recreation.


Our Winter Retreat offers two parallel tracks.  Participants may choose the Leadership Track or the Devotional Track.  Everyone on both tracks will share together in common worship and fellowship times.


The Winter Retreat is held at the end of January each year, begining Sunday evening and concluding at Noon on Tuesday.  
Come when you can; leave when you must!


Our Winter Retreat is held in Concan, Texas, a beautiful resort community located along the Frio River.  The Dream Catcher and Rain Dancer cabins serve as our retreat home. Each is designed to host large family gatherings in various sleeping accommodations.  We do our best to accommodate married couples in private rooms with queen bedrooms, but we may not be able to do so depending on the total number of registrants.


Early Bird Price = Typically $60 + snacks & drinks to share
Late Registration = Typically $75 + snacks & drinks to share
Online registration available about 60 days prior to event.
Contact Bryce Formwalt at 512.942.7776.


Regional Events



Pastors (active and retired), Youth Ministers, Ministry Staff, Spouses, and Congregational Leaders who want to learn and grow.
And spread the word: you don’t have to be LCMC to come. If you know a Christian leader who would benefit from participating with us, please pass along the invitation!


A Day conference for continuing education and mutual encouragement. Typically these events include teaching and discussion around a particular ministry theme.

When & Where:

Typically, the regional REBOOT | RETOOL | REFUEL events are held semi-annually in the Fall and Spring in various locations across Texas to minimize travel times and maximize participation.
Events typically begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 2 p.m.


Early Bird Price = $12 (at least a week before event)
Late Registration = $15 (week of event)
Online Registration Available about 6 weeks prior to events.
Contact Bryce Formwalt at 512.942.7776.

Local Clergy Conferences

Texas is big. 

We live in the internet-age, where distance is no longer an obstacle to communication. Even so, our pastors frequently get together the old fashioned way: in person. With a bible in one hand and a mug of coffee in the other, they engage in deep theology and casual chit-chat, and everyone goes home better for the exchange.


Hill Country

Coastal Bend 

North Texas