St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bowling Green
March 19, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 (walk-ins welcome)
Lunch is available at a number of local restaurants.

During this Day of Discipleship, we will explore how to “Lead the Mission” and “Make Disciples”. This shift to missional leadership always starts with the leader. But one question lingers… how do we do this in an established, mainline church? Guest teacher and co-founder of Gravity Leadership, Pastor Ben Sternke, will guide us as we seek new and different ways of “being” the church in this Year of Mission.

This event is open to all rostered ministers.

Save the date for a follow-up event on September 17! Pastors and deacons are invited to bring a team of lay leaders to learn how to guide the parish to “Live the Mission and Make Disciples. This event will take place September 17 from 5 – 9 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green.

This event is sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Synod and the Toledo Conference


Ben Sternke | Co-Founder of Gravity Leadership

Ben Sternke has been in Christian ministry for over 21 years, and has been coaching, consulting, and training leaders since 2010.

He has experience as a worship pastor, lead pastor, and church planter (one of the first in the USA to use missional communities from the ground up). He’s also been a web designer, business owner, content developer, author, and marketing consultant.

He has a PGDip in Hermeneutics from London School of Theology. He co-wrote Oikonomics: How To Invest in Life’s Five Capitals the Way Jesus Did, and writes regularly at Gravity Leadership and The V3 Movement.

He co-founded Gravity Leadership, where he trains leaders to lead like Jesus, live on mission, and multiply disciples. He is planting a church (The Table) in the northeast suburbs of Indianapolis, where he and his wife Deb live with their children Ethan, Raina, Ella, and Sydney.