What We Offer

Grace In Action

GIA has a number of training options designed to assist leaders, congregations, and ministry teams.  We work with groups to determine which modules are most beneficial for your situation. Schedules are customized to meet the needs of your ministry and availability of your team members.


Typically, groups mix-and-match the following choices to create a half day, full day, one and a half day, or two day events.

All modules include: 

  • Gospel focus and motivation
  • Connecting the right tools, resources, and people
  • Targeted pre-work
  • Time during instruction to work with current ministry issues
  • Ongoing coaching and support.


If your leadership team members, both as individuals and as a team, desire to use their God-given talents and strengths most effectively in your ministry setting, then GIA can provide CliftonStrengths Individual & Team Training.


If your leaders want to work together more effectively, to grow in trust, and to engage in positive conflict for the greater good, then GIA can provide Christian Team Building.


If your leadership team wants to create a detailed vision for your ministry's future, with timed-stamped and specific action items along with built-in accountability and meeting systems, then GIA can provide Strategic Planning.


If your leaders desire to be more spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy and resilient as they serve in all of their roles, then GIA can provide Leadership Health and Resiliency.

Leadership Growth

If your leaders desire to “go deep” on their leadership skills and philosophy and take their leadership to the next level, then GIA can provide

Multiple Cultures

If your leaders would like to deepen their understanding of their multi-cultural ministry context and grow in their effectiveness, then GIA can provide Leading in a Multicultural Setting.


If your leadership team would like to connect with and engage the five generations of people within your congregation and educational programs, then GIA can provide Generations.

Decision Making

If your leaders could use a great multi-purpose tool for individual and team decision making, for coaching team members, and more, then GIA can provide

Accelerate Growth

If your leaders desire some one-on-one coaching sessions to help them accelerate their growth, to make greater use of their strengths for leadership, and to develop health and resiliency in key areas, then GIA can provide

GIA has additional modules designed to meet specific needs of ministry leadership teams. GIA will also develop and design new modules to help support teams in areas identified through discussions with the ministry team leaders.

Whom We Serve


  • A pastor and the congregation’s governing board
  • A larger congregation’s ministry team

  • An early childhood director and staff


  • A Lutheran elementary school principal and the school faculty

  • An Area Lutheran High School (ALHS) principal and his governing board

  • An ALHS principal and key faculty leaders (or entire faculty)

  • A college dean and the department heads

Synodical and Affiliated Ministries

  • Synod boards and leadership teams
    (e.g. Board for World Missions, Multi-Language Publications)
  • World missionaries and their administrative committees
  • Any team that works together or needs to work together more strongly

Whom We've Served

Grace In Action has served the following ministries in the past:

Congregations and/or Schools
Appleton, WI - Mount Olive
Appleton, WI - Riverview
Appleton, WI - St. Peter & The CORE
Apple Valley, MN - Heritage
Billings, MT - Apostles
Boise, ID - Cross of Christ
Boise, ID - Peace In Jesus
Brillion, WI - Trinity
Cannon Falls, MN - St. Paul's
Crete, IL - Trinity
Delano, MN - Mt. Olive
Doral, FL - Divine Savior Academy
Doral, FL - Divine Savior Pastors
Eden Prairie, MN - Christ
Farmington, MN - Hope Lutheran
Flagstaff, AZ - Mt. Calvary
Fond du Lac, WI - Redeemer
Fond du Lac, WI - Faith
Fort Atkinson, WI - Crown of Life
Goodhue, MN - St. John
Grafton, WI - Our Savior’s
Greenville, WI - Immanuel
Greenfield, MN - Salem
Howards Grove, WI - St. Paul
Hutchinson, MN - Immanuel
Jefferson, WI - St. John's
Lake Mills, WI - St. Paul
Laveen, AZ - CrossWalk
Los Angeles, CA - Gethsemane
Loveland, CO - Abiding Love
Manitowoc, WI - First German
Manitowoc, WI - Immanuel
Makato, MN - St. Mark
Milwaukee, WI - Centennial/Word of Life
Milwaukee, WI - Fairview
Milwaukee, WI - Garden Homes
Milwaukee, WI - Mount Lebanon
Milwaukee, WI - Risen Savior
Milwaukee, WI - Salem
Milwaukee, WI - Siloah
Milwaukee, WI - St. James
Milwaukee, WI - St. John's
Milwaukee, WI - Saint Lucas
Milwaukee, WI - St. Peter
Milwaukee, WI - St. Philip's
Naples, FL - Our Savior
Neenah, WI - Neenah Lutheran School
New Berlin, WI - Star of Bethlehem
New London, WI - Emanuel
North St. Paul, MN - Christ Lutheran
Oconomowoc, WI - St. Matthew's
Oshkosh, WI - Grace
Palm Coast, FL - Christ the King Early Childhood
Peoria, AZ - Cross of Glory
Phoenix, AZ - Lamb of God
Port Orange, FL - Our Savior's
Rapid City, SD - St. Paul's
Redwood Falls, MN - St. John
Rochester, MN - Resurrection and Life
Saginaw, MI - St. John
San Diego, CA - Reformation
Scottsdale, AZ - Salem
Sleepy Eye, MN - St. John's
Souix Falls, SD - Good Shepherd
Spokane, WA - St. Matthew
Stillwater, MN - Salem
Sun Prairie, WI - Peace
Tempe, AZ - Emmanuel
Thiensville, WI - Christ Alone
West Bend, WI - Good Shepherd
West St. Paul, MN - Crown of Life
Weyauwega, WI - St. Peter

Lutheran High Schools
Appleton, WI - Fox Valley Lutheran
Fond du Lac, WI - Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Lake Mills, WI - Lakeside Lutheran
Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin Lutheran
Mosinee, WI - Northland Lutheran
Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Lutheran Academy
Somers, WI - Shoreland Lutheran
Watertown, SD - Great Plains Lutheran
West St. Paul, MN - St. Croix Lutheran Academy

Education Groups
Appleton, WI - FVL Schools Executive Committee
Arizona Lutheran Academy Federation Principals
Crete, IL - Illinois Lutheran Schools
Fox Valley Lutheran High Federation Principals
Manitowoc, WI - Lakeshore Schools Leaders
Michigan Teachers' Conference
National School Leadership Conference
North Central High School Conference 2015
Shoreland Lutheran High Federation Principals
South Atlantic District Principals
South Central District Principals
Winnebago Lutheran Academy School Leaders
Wisconsin Lutheran High Federation Principals

Synod Groups
Arizona-California District Council
Arizona-California District Teacher Conference
Board for Home Missions – Exec Committee
Board for Home Outreach (ELS)
Board for World Missions
Commission on Discipleship
Commission on Lutheran Schools
European Missions
Latin America Missions
Lutheran Women's Missionary Society
Military Services Committee
Mission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Minnesota District Presidium
Multi-Language Publications
Nebraska District Leadership
One Africa Mission Team
WELS Christian Giving Counselors
WELS Congregational Services
WELS Foundation Board
WELS Invesment Funds
WELS Ministry of Christian Giving

The Lutheran Home Association
TLHA Board of Directors
TLHA - Fountain City & River Falls
TLHA - Hope Residence Leadership Team
TLHA - Kingsway Leadership Team
TLHA - Leadership Team
TLHA - Belle Plaine, MN
TLHA - Watertown, WI

Wisconsin Lutheran College
WLC Center for Christian Leadership
WLC College 101 Instructors
WLC President's Cabinet

Other Ministry Teams
Boise, ID - Truth in Love Ministry
Christian Life Resources
GROW Conference
Southern MN Mission Advancement Consortium
West St. Paul, MN – Equipping Church Leaders

Would you like to partner with us to enhance your ministry?

We look forward to serving your team with leadership training, supporting you with personalized coaching, and strengthening your ministry with innovative resources. 

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