Our Children’s Church Conference 2015

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Our Children’s Church: A StLCMS Free Conference 2015 Valparaiso University Indianaate of the Church Conference will be held August 2-4, 2015 at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Here is a link to the brochure and registration form:

Our Children’s Church Conference 2015

Ordain Women Now is not involved with the planning of this conference, but OWN President, Dr. Elizabeth Goodine, will be one of the Plenary Speakers and will lead one of the breakout sessions.

Plenary Presentations will be delivered by Dr. David Benke (Keynote Speaker), Dr. Matthew Becker (“Open Discussion in Your Children’s Church”), Dr. Elizabeth A. Goodine (“Why the Disconnect?”), Dr. Chad Lakies (“Millennials: Beyond the Therapeutic Church”), and Dr. Robert Newton (“A Missional Church: Reflections on the Early Church”).

Dr. Benke is President of the Atlantic District of the LCMS and Dr. Newton is President of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of the LCMS.  Dr. Becker is Associate Professor of Theology at Valparaiso University, Dr. Goodine is Professor of Religious Studies at Loyola University in New Orleans, and Dr. Lakies is Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia University in Portland.

Preachers for the Worship Services will be Dr. Frederick Niedner, Professor of Theology at Valparaiso University and Dr. Robert Schmidt, Emeritus Professor of Theology at Concordia University in Portland.  There are three different times scheduled for breakout sessions with eight different topics from which to choose.  See the brochure for the schedule and more information.  The registration form is on the last page of the brochure.

There is a new Our Children’s Church Facebook Page dedicated to the Conference that you can “Like” and keep up with the latest Conference news along with an Event Page where you can indicate that you’ll be attending.  While this is a Lutheran Conference of special interest to Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod church workers and lay leaders, it is open to all who are concerned about and want to discuss the future and the handing down of a Christ-centered and missional Christian faith, particularly with regard to the Millennial Generation.  Please help spread the word and invite your friends to attend!

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