West Pastors' Conference 2018 | Michigan District, LCMS

West Pastors' Conference 2018

When: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:00 am EDT to Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:30 am EDT
Where: 

Holiday Inn Kalamazoo West
2747 South 11th Street
Kalamazoo MI  49009

Event Description: 

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12). The ministry of Christ to His church carries on through the proclamation of the Gospel and the administration of the Sacraments. As we serve our congregations with these sacred means our Lord has instituted, the Rev. Dr. Peter Scaer (Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne) will lead us through a Sacramental Reading of the Gospels, focusing upon the baptismal miracles in the life of Jesus, the Bread of Presence, and the Cup of Salvation.

Compassion Ministry

TBD

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Registration Information: 

Registration Fees

Pastors, Vicars, Deacons, &Staff 

Emeriti Registration

Exhibitor Registration

Early Bird Registration: $50 / person
through April 25, after which price increases to $100 / person

Registration includes Tuesday Lunch & Dinner

Lodging Costs Detailed Below

Complimentary emeriti is through April 25, 2018. Following that date, registration will be $100 / person

Registration includes Tuesday Lunch & Dinner

Lodging will be secured by the District Office for emeriti, please do not contact the hotel for lodging.

Exhibitor Registration:
$125 plus meal cost

Cost for meals is noted on registration
Additional charges for electricity needs

Exhibitor Contract

Lodging Costs Detailed Below

*Breakfast is 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. in the hotel restaurant for overnight hotel guests, you will be given breakfast coupons upon check-in. Those commuting can purchase breakfast in the restaurant if desired.

Lodging

Group Rate $119/night, includes breakfast

Call 800.465.4329 or 269.375.6000 Group Code DLC or Michigan District of the Lutheran Church

Michigan District, LCMS - Holiday Inn Kalamazoo West

Speaker(s): 

Rev. Dr. Peter Scaer

Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology
Director of M.A. Program
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne

Dr. Peter Scaer did his undergraduate work in the Classics at Indiana University Bloomington. From there he went on to Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne (M.Div., 1992), and to Notre Dame, where he earned his M.A. (1995) and completed his doctoral dissertation on the Lukan Passion Narrative (Ph.D., 2001). From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Scaer served as the pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Ind. He joined the Exegetical Department of CTSFW in 2000.

His passions include the Gospel of Mark and the sacramental ministry of Jesus. He loves to show how the life and teachings of Christ anticipate and form the life of the Church. He is also deeply involved in life issues. As a pastor, he served on the board of Birthright, a local crisis pregnancy center. Currently he serves as President of Allen County Right to Life.  He is also a Founding Member of Shepherds United, an ecumenical Christian group formed to defend Life, Natural Marriage, and Religious Liberty. In both the church and the public square, he speaks out on the issues that affect both our church and society, always placing the focus on Christ, who gives us life and defines for us what it means to be truly human.

Dr. Scaer and his wife Amy are blessed with three children, and he spends much of his free time driving his youngest son to and from band practice, while listening to books on tape.

 

 

Agenda Details: 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  9:00 a.m. Registration / Coffee & Juice 
  9:30 a.m. Divine Service - President Maier
Immanuel, Kalamazoo (map)
  11:00 a.m. Service Project
  Noon Lunch
  12 - 6 p.m. Exhibits open
  1:10 p.m. Introduction of Conference Topic and Speaker - Rev. Paul M. Doellinger
  1:15 p.m. Session #1 - Baptismal Miracles in the Life of Jesus - Dr. Peter Scaer
  2:45 p.m. Concordia University Ann Arbor - Mr. Curtis Gielow
  3:00 p.m. Break
  3:30 p.m. Session #2 - The Bread of Presence - Dr. Peter Scaer
  5:00 p.m. Daily Prayer - Early Evening
  6:00 p.m. Open Bar
  6:30 p.m. Banquet
  7:00 p.m. Gemütlichkeit sponsored by Church Extension Fund
     

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

  8:15 a.m. Daily Prayer - Morning
  8:20 a.m. Session #3 - The Cup of Salvation - Dr. Peter Scaer
  9:50 a.m. Break 
  10:00 a.m. District President's Report - Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier
  10:45 a.m. Wellspring Lutheran Services - Mr. David M. Gehm
  10:55 a.m. Church Extension Fund - Mr. Jim Saalfeld
  11:00 a.m. Session #4: Q & A
  11:30 a.m. Daily Prayer-Noon
  11:35 a.m. Check out and Lunch on your own

 

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