Men’s Ministry Network

Supporting and caring for the development of men’s ministries
within the Northeastern Iowa Synod.


Bold Gathering

July 21-23, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Every couple of years, Lutheran Men in Mission hosts an event for men from all over the country to gather for a weekend huddle that is called the “Bold Gathering.” Men are invited to join this year’s event in Minneapolis to be encouraged, to worship, and to connect and serve!

Early bird pricing ends Wednesday, May 31.

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Men’s Ministry Network


  • Encouragement of developing men’s ministries within congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod.
  • Generational bonds of men of the church.
  • The need for men of the community to have a relationship with the church and with other men of faith.



  • Support local churches as they work on developing men’s ministries and leadership in their congregations.



  • Find and develop leaders of men’s ministry within the congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod.
  • Make available opportunities for gatherings of men of the Northeastern Iowa Synod.



Jim Rathe

Synod Council Liaison

Steve O’Neil
Jonathon Struve

Synod Staff

Rev. Mark Anderson 





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Lutheran Men in Mission Website
Lutheran Men in Ministry Newsletter – Foundations


Video – Building Men for Christ


Coming of Age: Exploring the Spirituality and Identity of Younger Men
by David W. Anderson; Paul G. Hill; Dr. Roland D. Martinson


coming-of-ageWhat is the state of faith today among younger men in the church? How is the church responding to the spiritual needs of a new generation? Armed with these questions and many more, authors Roland Martinson, Paul Hill, and David Anderson conducted interviews with young men (ages 18-40) of differing life and faith experiences, and differing ethnic backgrounds in six regions of the U.S. This new book, Coming of Age, is based on the results of this study.

Available online at Augsburg Fortress Price: $15.99 Item No: 0806652241



One Year to Live Men’s Retreat

OYTLThe Northeastern Iowa Synod and Camp Ewalu have served as hosts for the Lutheran Men in Mission’s “One Year to Live” men’s retreat.

This “spiritual boot camp” is a unique opportunity for men to examine their lives, make decisions for their future, and experience spiritual and personal growth as part of a special fellowship of brothers.

Check back for dates of upcoming retreats.

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