2018 Lutherans For Life National Conference

St. Louis Welcomes The 2018 Lutherans for Life National Conference

Audio: The Coffee Hour – Lutherans for Life: Fall Conference (Recorded May 8, 2018)

2018 LFL National Conference Speaker Info

2018 LFL National Conference Workshops Overview

2018 LFL National Conference Children's Workshop Activities

2018 LFL National Conference Hotel Information

2018 LFL National Conference Location

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pre-Conference Event

FOR LIFE PIANO CONCERT

Open to the public/no conference registration required

Dr. Mark Laverty and professional pianist and former Life Team Leader will perform a piano recital at 7:00 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9733 Olive Blvd., Olivette MO 63132

Friday, October 12, 2018

REGISTRATION

Starts at 9:00 a.m. and open all day

Immanuel Lutheran Church
9733 Olive Blvd
Olivette, MO 63132
314.993.2394

OFFSITE MORNING TOURS

Conference name badge required for all tours. Pick up your badge at the registration desk

LCMS International Center LFL Tour 

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Leave church by 9:30 a.m. to arrive on time)

Cafeteria available for lunch

1333 S. Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63123
888.843.5267

Concordia Publishing House LFL Tour

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Leave church by 9:30 a.m. to arrive on time)

Cafeteria available for lunch until Noon

3558 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118
314.268.1000

OFFSITE AFTERNOON TOURS

Conference name badge required for all tours. Pick up your badge at the registration desk.

LCMS International Center LFL Tour 

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Leave church by 1:00 p.m. to arrive on time)

1333 S. Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63123
888.843.5267

Concordia Publishing House LFL Tour

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Leave church by 1:00 p.m. to arrive on time)

3558 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118
314.268.1000

OFFSITE OPTIONAL TOUR

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church (Rev. C.F.W. Walther’s first church)

This church is not far from Concordia Publishing House

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1805 South 8th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
314-231-4092

PASTOR’S LUNCHEON

Free for pastors and spouses/conference registration not required.

Please register for this event

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Special Luncheon Speaker: Mona Fuerstenau, Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Topic: Including those with special needs into your church ministry

SEMISAURUS CREATION MUSEUM

We are pleased to offer the museum on wheels provided by Brian Young, Director of the Creation Instruction Association.

Video Introduction: Semisaurus Mobile Museum

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Friday and all-day Saturday

AFTERNOON OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

A panel discussion/workshop on Rural & Small Town Life Ministry, lead by Deaconess Rachel Geraci, LFL Director of Mission & Ministry. The panel includes Rev. Todd Kohlbaum, LCMS Director of Rural & Small Town Mission.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

WORSHIP SERVICE

5:00 p.m. – Immanuel Lutheran Church sanctuary

BANQUET

6:15 – 9:30 p.m.

Dinner served in the Immanuel gymnasium followed by a program in the sanctuary.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sam Nafzger, former LCMS synodical staff and Lutherans For Life pioneer

Master of Ceremonies: Rev. David Wende, a Lutherans For Life pioneer

Saturday, October 13, 2018

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM                 Registration
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM                 Devotions
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM                 Plenary I: Rev. Dr. James L. Lamb, former LFL Executive Director
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM                 BREAK
9:45 AM – 10:35 AM               WORKSHOP I
10:35 AM – 10:50 AM             BREAK
10:50 AM – 11:40 AM             WORKSHOP II
11:40 AM – 12:00 Noon          Visit Exhibits
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM               LUNCH
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM                 Visit Exhibits
1:10 PM – 1:55 PM                 Plenary II: Rev. Edward Fehskens III, former LFL Executive Director
1:55 PM – 2:10 PM                 BREAK
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM                 WORKSHOP III
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM                 BREAK
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM                 Plenary III: Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, Pres., Concordia Theological Seminary and speaker on The Lutheran Hour
4:00 PM                                 Closing/Prayer

2018 LFL National Conference Speaker Info

2018 LFL National Conference Workshops Overview

WORKSHOP TOPICS

  • Rev. Michael Newman: Hope When Your Heart Breaks: Navigating Grief and Loss (Listen to Rev. Michael Newman on The Lutheran Hour: The Answer to Unhappiness)

  • Deaconess Dr. Chrissie Gillett: Suicide I

  • Deaconess Dr. Chrissie Gillett: Suicide II

  • Rev. Fredric Hinz: "Connecting the Dots: Denying Creation, Denying Sin, Denying Life"

  • Rev. Michael Salemink: This Is My Body: Christian Compassion and Courage Concerning Sexuality & Gender

  • Rev. Chris Wheatley: You Know the Way: Dying Naturally with Hospice Care

  • Dr. Cara Buskmiller: Yes, Abortion Pill Reversal Will Work

  • Brian Young: Tour of Semisaurus Mobile Creation Museum

  • Laura Davis: Youth Life Struggles Today Haven’t Changed and Neither Has God

WORKSHOP SELECTIONS

When registering please select one workshop from each session for a total of three (3).

WORKSHOP I

  • Rev. Michael Newman

  • Deaconess Dr. Chrissie Gillett

  • Rev. Fredric Hinz

  • Rev. Michael Salemink

  • Brian Young - Seminsaurus Mobile Museum (limit 25 per session)

WORKSHOP II

  • Rev. Michael Newman

  • Rev. Chris Wheatley

  • Dr. Cara Buskmiller

  • Rev. Fredric Hinz

  • Laura Davis

WORKSHOP III

  • Rev. Michael Salemink

  • Rev. Chris Wheatley

  • Deaconess Dr. Chrissie Gillett

  • Dr. Cara Buskmiller

  • Brian Young - Seminsaurus Mobile Museum (limit 25 per session)

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM                 Registration
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM               Workshop
12:00 – 1:00 PM                     LUNCH
(Parents pick up children to join them for lunch)
1:10 PM – 4:00 PM                 Workshop
4:10 PM                                 Parents pick up children

2018 LFL National Conference Children's Workshop Activities