Conference location: 5125 Cascade Road SE • Grand Rapids, MI 49546


“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins” (Isaiah 40:1-2 ESV).

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.” 

Our conference offers great speakers, wonderful workshops, and life-affirming fellowship! We hope to see you in October!

10 Reasons You Should Join Us in Grand Rapids!

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Download Conference Information (from LifeDate)

Download 2014 Conference Exhibitor Application


Conference Sponsorship!

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.

Online Conference Sponsorship

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2014 Lutherans For Life National Conference Speakers and Workshops

  • Dr. John Patrick on “life issues are not political issues, but spiritual issues that have been politicized”

  • Rev. Robert Fleischmann on “sharing the matters of the heart message in our congregations” and “issues in the family”

  • Laura Davis on singleness –  “Relationship Status: Content in Christ”

  • Rev. Jonathan Fisk on “What’s Life Worth?“ and a sexual purity workshop for youth: “Not Until I Say ‘I Do”

  • Rev. Max Phillips on caring for the infirm and the elderly

  • Diane Schroeder on “Reaching Those Wounded by Abortion”

  • Rev. Dr. James Lamb on “stillbirth and miscarriage” and “matters of the heart—in action”

  • Katie Schuermann with an intimate discussion on infertility and its effect on all of us

  • Pre-Conference: Chapter and Life Team Summit - Lori Trinche; Estate Planning - Jim Schroeder

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


Pre-Conference Events on Friday, October 24:

  • Pastors’ Luncheon: Matters of the Heart in Pastoral Ministry with Dr. Lamb. 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.

  • Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood from 1:00–3:00 p.m.

  • Chapter and Life Team Summit with Lori Trinche – This workshop will be a time of encouragement, sharing, and education for the “hands and feet” of LFL! (Offered from 1:15–3:00 p.m.)

  • 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. From 1:15–3:00 p.m.

  • What’s a Life Worth – The Human Soul in the (kind of) Infinite Cosmos with Rev. Jonathan Fisk from 3:15–4:45 p.m.


2014 LFL Conference Workshops on Saturday, OCTOBER 25, 2014

Workshop Session Times: A - 10:00 a.m.; B - 11:15 a.m.; C - 2:00 p.m.

Workshop Session A: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Workshop Session B: 1, 2, 3, 6

Workshop Session C: 1, 2, 4, 5

Workshop Leader/Sessions

  • Rev. Robert Fleischmann/B & C      

  • Rev. Max Phillips/B & C

  • Katie Schuermann/A & B

  • Diane Schroeder/A & C

  • Laura Davis/A & C

  • Rev. Dr. James Lamb/A & B

  • Rev Jonathan Fisk/A (youth)

Workshop Leader and Topic: 

  • Rev. Robert Fleischmann: Matters of the Heart and Issues in the Family – Wearing My Heart on My Sleeve

  • Rev. Max Phillips: Matters of the Heart – Caring for the Infirm and Elderly

  • Katie Schuermann: Matters of the Heart – Facing Infertility

  • Diane Schroeder: Matters of the Heart – Reaching Those Wounded by Abortion

  • Laura Davis: Relationship Status: Content in Christ (a workshop on singleness)

  • Rev. Dr. Jim Lamb: Matters of the Heart – Stillbirth and Miscarriage

  • Rev. Jonathan Fisk: Matters of the Heart – Not Until I Say “I Do” (a sexual purity workshop for youth)


SCHEDULE: 2014 LFL National Conference


Registration Fees

Individual           $100

Student              $50          

Child (ages 6-12)$30          

Notes: Children 5 and under are admitted free, but please include them when registering. Financial assistance is available for students.



Best Western Hospitality Hotel & Suites
5500 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512-2052

800.780.7234 or 616.949.8400

Conference room rate: $85.00. Reserve your rooms early!

To obtain the group rate, mention you will be attending the Lutherans For Life National Conference.


Housing Request Form - If you need free housing in order to attend the National LFL Conference, please complete this form.

Housing Available Form - If you are willing to provide free housing to one or more persons that will be attending the National LFL Conference, please complete this form.


Conference In-Gathering

You can put your "love in action" by participating in the in-gathering of baby items to assist the outreach ministries of Cradles of Grace (serving single women in unplanned pregnancies) and the Pregnancy Resource Center of Grand Rapids.

Items needed by the Pregnancy Resource Center:

  • Infant & toddler clothing, sizes birth to 4T (new or gently used)

  • Winter outer wear, including coats, snow suits, hats, mittens, boots, and sox, birth to 4T

  • Receiving blankets, fleece blankets, hand-knit or quilted blankets

  • Crib sheets, mattress pads, pack-n-play sheets

  • Diapers, pull-ups – all sizes

  • Diaper bags

  • Formula – all brands, types

  • Baby food/cereal

  • Diaper rash cream

  • Baby wash/lotion

  • Baby wipes

  • Pacifiers, baby bottles, feeding items, sippy cups, bibs, burp cloths

  • Nursing pads/breast pumps

  • Infant and toddler toys (new or gently used)

  • Toddler books, Bible storybooks, children’s Bibles

  • Cribs (new or used stationary cribs only)

Items needed by Cradles of Grace:

  • Diapers size 4 and up

  • Wipes

  • Soap

  • Shampoo

  • Toilet paper

  • Napkins

  • Paper plates

  • Paper towels

  • Gas cards

  • Toothpaste

  • Kid toothpaste

  • Kid toothbrushes

  • Kid shampoo

  • Kid body wash/soap

  • Laundry soap

  • Household cleaners

  • Kid Sunscreen

  • Kid Friendly bug spray


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:

2013 LFL National Conference

2012 LFL National Conference

2011 LFL National Conference

2010 LFL National Conference

2009 LFL National Conference