2014 Lutherans For Life National Conference online registration will be available at a later date. Check back for more information and to register. 

Our 2014 Lutherans For Life National Conference theme is Matters of the Heart.

Our aim is to help people better understand that the life issues are not political issues, but spiritual issues that have been politicized. These issues touch people’s very souls. They challenge their faith. The Church needs to be speaking to its own on these issues before challenging them to engage the culture.

We have what it takes to address Matters of the Heart—the Gospel of Jesus! 

We want people to see the connection between this message of forgiveness and hope and issues like abortion and assisted suicide. 

We certainly want Christians to engage the culture, but as LFL’s mission statement says, as “Gospel-motivated voices For Life.” 

2014 Lutherans For Life National Conference Speakers and Workshops

  • Keynote - Dr. John Patrick

  • Plenary 1 - Rev. Bob Fleischmann - Matters of the Heart - Helping our own people understand the spiritual nature of life issues and the relevancy of the Gospel to speak to them.

  • Workshops: Families/adoption - Rev. Bob Fleischmann; Post-abortion - Diane Fleischmann; Infertility - Katie Schuermann; End of Life and Elder Care - Rev. Max Phillips; Singleness - Laura Davis; Stillbirth/Miscarriage - Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb

  • Plenary 2: Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb - Ways to Speak to the Heart 

  • Pre-Conference: Renewal For Life/Life Team Summit - Lori Trinche; Estate Planning - Jim Schroeder

  • Luncheon: Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb - Life Issues: Matters of the Heart in Pastoral Ministry

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Sponsorship Donations

In lieu of Witness Messages in a conference book, and to curb printing costs, we are offering sponsorship opportunities to chapters, federations, Life Teams, LMCs, churches, families, and individuals. Sponsorship gifts will be listed in the conference folder.

Sponsorship levels:                 

  • Bronze - $50              

  • Silver - $100

  • Gold - $250

  • Platinum - $500

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L.I.F.E. - 2013 Lutherans For Life National Conference

LFL National Conference: Speak out, share God’s love on life issues by Paula Schlueter Ross

THANK YOU! to everyone who joined us at and helped with the 2013 Lutherans For Life National Conference! We pray that those who attended were blessed--and challenged--by the speakers and workshops. We pray too that the conference was helpful and uplifting as we all go about L.I.F.E. - Living In Faith Everyday.

We say a special thanks to the staff and members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for their help and hospitality!

To order audio CDs/flash drives of the plenary sessions, worship service, and workshops, contact Dicobe Media at 800.999.3381 or . You can also listen and watch online--see links below.

The 2014 Lutherans For Life National Conference is set for October 24-25, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

2013 Lutherans For Life National Conference Photo Gallery

2013 Lutherans For Life National Conference Booklet

2013 LFL National Conference Plenary Sessions, Workshops, Pastors' Luncheon, and Worship Service:

Thank You to the Conference Committees …

  • Hospitality – Lavonne Fernatt

  • Speaker Gift Bags – Black Hawk LFL Chapter #114

  • Publicity – Karen Frohwein

  • Registration – Pam Krog; Janet Askew

  • Decorations – State Center LFL chapter #118; St. John Ladies Aid, State Center, Iowa

  • Sponsorship Promotion – Karen Frohwein

  • Workshop Coordinator – Linda Bartlett; Karen Frohwein

  • Worship Coordinator – Rev. Rich Salcido

  • Dessert Reception – LFL of Iowa Board of Directors

  • Photographer – Lowell Highby

Thank You to Our Conference Exhibitors …

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors …

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

  • Carver Lifelines Lutherans For Life chapter #096

  • Ben & Jamie Clausing

  • Columbus Nebraska Area Lutherans For Life chapter #095 – In memory of Owen Lamb

  • Jeff & Renee Gibbs

  • Leon & Sharon Harms – Sponsorship of Conference meals

  • Jefferson County Missouri Lutherans For Life chapter #180

  • Mr. and Mrs. David Koenen

  • Myrtis Kuhlman – In memory of Caryl Kuhlman

  • Lincoln (Nebraska) Area Lutherans For Life chapter #184

  • Lutherans For Life of Kansas – In memory of Don Kohls

  • Lutherans For Life of Montana

  • Marcene Niehaus

  • Norfolk Area Lutherans For Life Chapter #195

  • North Central Indiana Lutherans For Life Chapter #186

  • Dale & Kris Olson

  • Peace Lutheran Church – Columbus, Nebraska

  • Peoria Area Lutherans For Life Chapter #268 – In memory of Alan Jass, Past President of Peoria Area LFL

  • Saint John Lutheran Church Ladies Aid – State Center, Iowa

  • Saint Paul Lutheran Church – Eldora, Iowa

  • Salem Lutherans For Life Chapter #246 – In memory of all pre-born babies lost in 2013

  • Senator Mark Segebart

  • Southeast Nebraska Lutherans For Life Chapter #125 – In memory of Mary Suedemier

  • Springfield (Missouri) Lutherans For Life Chapter #090

  • Dave & Edna Walker

  • Luella Weber – In thanksgiving for answered prayer

  • Jim & Wanda Wold

Bronze Level

  • Robert & Jean Amundson

  • Darwin & Donna Anderson

  • Allan & Linda Armbrecht

  • Bishop’s Pro-Life CDAC

  • Black Hawk Lutherans For Life Chapter #114

  • Lyle Coon

  • Bertina Eckman

  • Four-S Lutherans For Life Chapter #034

  • Paula Haase

  • Earl & JoAnne Isler

  • Edward & Kandi Kotz

  • Jeanne Mackay – In memory of my sister, father, & grandparents

  • Rev. Evan McClanahan

  • Rev. Richard Merrill

  • Dorothea O’Kelly

  • Peace Lutheran Church LWML – Columbus, Nebraska

  • Darcy & Mary Lou Peterson – In memory of Eleanor Miller

  • Myron Pingel

  • Saint Mary Lutheran Church – Des Moines, Iowa

  • Saint Paul Lydia Circle – Fredericksburg, Iowa

  • Seward Area Lutherans For Life chapter #041

  • Ethel Tietje

  • Rev. Bruce & Mary Zimmermann – In honor of Richard, William, Samuel, Sophie, & Brecken

Comments from past conferences:

“So much practical, inspiring information we can use to provide confidence in sharing the pro-life message.”

“This was the first time I was able to attend a national conference and I was very favorably impressed!!”

“Just outstanding—Loved the fun with Kay Meyer and Dr. Lamb … Truly edifying content and speakers. I feel like I got a semester's worth of knowledge in a day.”

“This conference was excellent … Thanks for all the planning and thought put into this conference. Well done.”

“It was my first time in attendance at a national LFL conference. How wonderful to know that we have Christian people with such a wealth of knowledge on these important matters.”

“Thank you, Lutherans For Life, for another good conference. Thank you for all your efforts and your faithful stewardship of our donations. Thank you, Dr. Lamb, for your sermon the first evening.”

“The conference was very informative and not only did I learn new ideas, I made new friends.”

“This was my very first conference. I have been telling everyone how wonderful it was.“

“Thank you for your work on the conference. It was my first one and I was glad I attended. It was informative and inspiring.”

“Great inspirational weekend.”

“I was moved by the dedication of those present to champion LIFE and to give God the Glory. The workshops were informative and helpful. It was worthwhile!!!!”

More on past conferences:

2012 National Conference

2011 National Conference

2010 National Conference

2009 National Conference