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"And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation"
(Luke 1:50 ESV).
How do we live out our biblically-based, For Life convictions in this culture? Our 2013 National Lutherans For Life Conference will help you do that as we focus on L.I.F.E.—Living in Faith Everyday.
Here are some of the wonderful speakers and workshop leaders scheduled to join us in November:
Steve Deace - Nationally syndicated radio talk show host
Rev. Matt Harrison - President of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Linda Bartlett - Titus 2 for Life and past president of Lutherans For Life
Jenny Farrell on post-abortion healing
Rev. Peter Preus on dealing with suicide
John Talley on religious freedom
Chris Lamb on protecting you and your family when dealing with the online world
Laura Davis on L.I.F.E. with youth
Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb on L.I.F.E. around the world
Pre-Conference Events, Friday, November 8!
Luncheon: L.I.F.E. in the Pulpit. This event, open to pastors and their wives, will be a time of fellowship, good food, an encouraging word from LFL board member, Colonel John Eidsome (on ”Abortion, the Two Kingdoms, and the IRS”) and LFL’s executive director, Rev. Dr. James Lamb—and an opportunity to ask questions. Note: The lunch is free and conference registration is not required. However, please e-mail or call 888.364.LIFE if you plan to attend.
Life Team Seminar with Doug Merkey – This workshop will be a time of encouragement, sharing, and education for the “hands and feet” of LFL!
Christian Estate Planning with Jim Schroeder – This seminar will focus on how you can testify to your Christian faith and provide for your family and your favorite ministries.
Y4Life with Laura Davis: Open to all high school and college students. Learn how to answer THE question of our generation—why should we be For Life? Includes practical ways to defend your For Life beliefs in your school and community as well as fun activities to get to know the other students at the conference!
Y4Life Youth Servant Event Saturday, November 9: Continuing from the pre-conference activities, the Y4LIfe Servant event will give all high school and college student conference participants an opportunity to put what they have learned into action and serve at life-affirming ministries in the Des Moines area.
2013 LFL Conference Workshops, Saturday, November 9, 2013:
Workshops A: 1, 6, 7, 4
Workshops B: 1, 6, 2, 3
Workshops C: 4, 7, 5, 3
Linda Bartlett: L.I.F.E. as male and female – The world identifies us as sexual beings. But, in light of our baptism, vocation, and sanctification, who does God say we are? Who are we for eternity? What happens if we live under mistaken identity? Our sexuality is God’s gift for use within the boundaries of marriage, but living as male and female is not reserved for marriage. What does this mean?
Laura Davis: L.I.F.E. with youth – Practical tips on how to engage Generation Y, our high school and college students, in the For Life movement.
Jenny Farrell: L.I.F.E. after abortion – Moving beyond the barriers of judgement and shame in order to minister to those suffering from the pain of abortion.
Chris Lamb: L.I.F.E. with technology – Focusing on what you need to be aware of to protect yourself and your family when interacting in the online environment.
Jim Lamb: L.I.F.E. at the end of life – A look at theological and practical issues regarding the end of life.
Peter Preus: L.I.F.E. and suicide – A scriptural, confessional, Lutheran perspective, addressing the paradox of Christians committing suicide.
John Talley: L.I.F.E. and religious freedom – A look at increasing attacks on religious freedom in the United States.
Child (ages 6-12): $30
Note: Children 5 and under are admitted free, but please include them when registering. If there is enough interest, activities and a Saturday program will be available for children ages 6 to 6th grade. Daycare for children five and younger will be available on Saturday.
NOTE: Financial assistance is available for students.
Conference sponsorship has changed! Instead of placing “ads” in a conference book, sponsorship donations will be listed and acknowledged in the conference information folder.
Sponsorship levels are:
Bronze - $50 • Silver - $100 • Gold - $250 • Platinum - $500
Sponsorships may be given in honor or memory of someone or event. Download the sponsorship form from the conference page on the website.
MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATIONS!
The Comfort Suites at Living History Farms (11167 Hickman Road, Urbandale; 515.276.1126) is the main conference hotel. Rooms are also reserved for Lutherans For Life Conference attendees at the Sleep Inn at Living History Farms (11211 Hickman Road, Urbandale; 515.270.2424) and at the Wildwood Lodge (11431 Forest Avenue, Clive; 515.222.9876).
Conference room rate at all conference hotels: $89.00
Reserve your rooms early!
To obtain the group rate, mention you will be attending the Lutherans For Life Conference.
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!!!!”
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