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2021 Annual Conference

The LuTMA Board has decided to postpone the 2020 Annual Conference until 2021.
Our speaker, Reggie McNeal, and the venue will remain the same.
The new dates will be determined as soon as possible.

The Annual Conference of the Lutheran Transitional Ministry Association [LuTMA - formerly the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors (NALIP)] will begin at 1:00 PM on Tuesday June 23 and conclude by noon on Thursday June 25, 2020.

LuTMA is the newly formed association that has transitioned from the two primary Lutheran church bodies: The Interim Ministry Association of the ELCA (IMA- ELCA) and the Interim Ministry Conference of the LCMS (IMC-LCMS), to support and renew Lutheran congregations, school, camps, and other institutions in transition.

The Annual Conference brings together Lutherans who work with congregations or other institutions in transition - pastors, laity, judicatory representatives and other interested persons.

Current members of a member association (IMA or IMC) may register for the LuTMA conference at a discounted rate. Association membership dues may be paid with your conference registration fee to qualify for the discount if you have not already submitted the 2020 membership fee directly to your denomination's organization.

Conference Registration Fees

Registration fees include all break refreshments, Wednesday lunch and conference materials. Hotel rates will be available in early January.

Current members of the Interim Ministry Conference (LCMS), the Interim Ministry Association (ELCA), and member organizations can register at the discounted member rate shown below. If you are registering for your first LuTMA conference please select the Special First Time Attendee Rate of $200.

Registering: Member of IMA or IMC Non-Member
First Time Attendees now until May 31, 2020 $200 $200
Now until January 31, 2020 $275 $350
February 1 - 29, 2020 $300 $375
March 1 - 31, 2020 $325 $400
April 1 - 30, 2020 $350 $425
May 1, 2020 to the conference date $375 $450

Spouse registration if attending sessions or luncheon $90

Continuing Education Credit (CEU)

All registered participants who pay the additional fee of $10 may apply for continuing education credit (1.0 CEU) available from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Application forms will be at the conference. Please include the $10 processing fee with your registration fees.

Association Dues

Annual association dues for both the LCMS Interim Ministry Conference (LCMS- IMC) and the Interim Ministry Association of the ELCA (IMA- ELCA) may be included with the conference registration form and fees. LuTMA will forward the dues to the respective association treasurers after the conference. If you are current in your association membership you may register at the reduced member rate. If you are unsure of your member status please contact your respective association.

  • IMA-ELCA Individual dues for 2020: $50
  • IMA-ELCA Individual Life dues
    • $600 - 55 and younger
    • $420 - 56-60 years old
    • $300 - 61 and older
  • IIMA-ELCA Synod staff for 2020: $100
  • IMC-LCMS Individual dues for 2020: $70
  • IMC-LCMS District Office dues for 2020: $300

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before May 1 will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. After May 1 the cancellation fee is $100. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after May 31 or for early departure from the conference. LuTMA incurs costs for the conference based on guaranteed enrollment numbers provided to the hotel more than 30 days prior to the conference. These fees will reduce the loss incurred by LuTMA for the cancellation.

Hotel Accomodations

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton
13696 East Illiff Place
Aurora, Colorado 80014

Call for reservations: (303) 337-2800
Online reservations: click here

Ask for the LuTMA Annual Conference Rate $159.00 per room
24 hour Complimentary airport transportation