September 19- 21, 2021

St Lorenz in Frankenmuth, Michigan, is excited to be hosting the Best Practices Heartland Conference September 19-21, 2021.  We look forward to Attendees, Presenters and Vendors joining us in sharing their ideas, skills, and God-given talents so that we all can learn and grow with each other.  Registration is free and meals are provided.  Hope to see you in September.  Remember to register; and if you are a presenter or vendor and also want to attend the conference, please also register as an Attendee.   

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Zehnders Splash Village

800-863-7999       Group code:  bph2021    (First come first sold basis)

Dragon Fly rooms have two queen beds.  Includes up to 4 water passes.

Sunday, Sept 19  $169

Monday, Sept 20  $99

Tuesday, Sept 21 $99 (water park closed)


SpringHill Suites   

989-652-7500   (Link) Book your group rate for Best Practices

Sept 19-21 2021  $109 per night

Last day to book Aug 19, 2021


Bavarian Inn Lodge

1-855-652-7200     Group Code:1366PK

Sept 19-21, 2021

Standard double room  $109

Premium double room or King   $119

Suite  $179 

Reservations need to be made 30 days prior to the conference for special rates.  (August 19, 2021)


An exciting option for lodging while attending the Best Practices Heartland Conference this year, is the St Lorenz Campground.  If you are someone who enjoys camping, bring your camper, RV, or tent to our campground.  It is located just north of our school and Worship and Event Center.   To make reservations please call our Church office at 989-652-6141.  Please make reservations by August 20th.   It is $30.00 a night.  


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The Conference: Best Practices

With the goal of helping other congregations most effectively use their God-given gifts, Christ Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona, started the Best Practices for Ministry Conference. Since it began, the conference has been presented free of charge to all who attend. Participants are greeted with warm hospitality, great speakers, and practical workshops. The Conference has grown greatly since its start, expanding to the Midwest.


In 2015, Carmel Lutheran (now Cornerstone Lutheran) brought the concept of the conference to Indiana to make it more easily accessible to more congregations "in the Heartland". Cornerstone hosted in 2016 as well, and St. Peter's Lutheran in Columbus assumed the leadership for 2017 and 2018. They turned the reigns back over to Cornerstone Lutheran for 2019 and now in 2021 St. Lorenz Lutheran will be hosting. 


Location and Contact Information

St. Lorenz Lutheran
850 W Genesee St.
Frankenmuth, MI 48734


Phone: 989-652-6141

Email: here