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Be Constant in Prayer Theological Conference 2019

A conference for laity and church workers together on prayer.

February 2, 2019
Lansing, MI

Prayer is dangerous. It can change you. It can disrupt your life/routine. Don’t pray, and let everything be the way it is. Pray, and receive peace, guidance, understanding, faith, purpose, protection from evil, and a deeper relationship with God. Jesus prayed often, and He tells us to be constant in prayer. Join us at “Be Constant in Prayer” (Theological Conference) and learn more about this gift from our heavenly Father.

 

You can view the conference videos and download the conference booklet here.

When & Where

Lansing

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:15 pm

Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lansing
7910 E. St. Joe Hwy
Lansing, MI, 48917

Presenters

Speaker

Rev. Dr. Victor J. Belton

Pastor Belton serves Concordia College in Bronxville, NY as Regional Representative for Advancement. He has a passion for seeing young people come to Christ and is an active mentor for a number of young saints in the community. He is a certified coach through the Center for United States Missions and works with other pastors and leaders to plan and implement prayer initiatives that impact the advance of the Kingdom of God, as well as the Lord’s Church and his people on earth.

Speaker

Mrs. Constance L. Denninger

Family Life Educator. Spiritual Formation researcher. Vintage Grace blogger. Gardener. Visual Faith Coach learning to be a Digital Missioner. Loves the sacred space of home. Seeks to live life as prayer. Encourager to husband John, serving as LCMS Southeastern District President, and three daughters with super spouses. Delights in being Gigi to six grandsons.

Speaker

Rev. C. Bryan Wolfmueller

Pastor Wolfmueller is pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colo. He is the author of Has American Christianity Failed? and Final Victory: Contemplating the Death and Funeral of a Christian. He is the co-host of Table Talk radio podcast, and creator of Grappling with the Text, a weekly video Bible study, and has a number of other theological projects that all end up on his blog, wolfmueller.co. Bryan is a member of the Doxology Collegium.

Speaker

Rev. Christopher K. Paavola

Pastor Paavola is a church-planting pastor in University City, Mo., an inner-belt city of metro St. Louis. After prayer walking more than 100 miles through his community, Chris began efforts to plant “a church as diverse as the city it serves” called All Nations Church, with a mission of doing “whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus.”

Facilitator

Rev. John R. Rathje

Pastor Rathje is the Dean of Students at Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA). He has served in a variety of roles from mission pastor and college professor to licensed therapist, youth director, elementary teacher, Army Captain, and barista. John wants everyone to trust that Jesus can restore lives. Restoring life through simplicity, boldness, and grace is his life theme.

Moderator

Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier

President Maier attended Concordia University Ann Arbor and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. After his Ordination on August 15, 1982, he served as Mission Pastor of Our Savior in Marlette, Mich. as well as Youth Pastor and interim Head Pastor at St. Peter in Arlington Heights, Ill. In 1989, he was called to Our Savior, Lansing as Administrative/Senior Pastor where he served until he was elected President of the Michigan District, LCMS in June of 2009. In addition to serving as Michigan District President, he also serves as Chairman of the LCMS Council of Presidents.

Schedule

February 2, 2019

8:00 a.m.
Optional "Prayer Time"
Chapel
8:30 a.m.
Registration/Fellowship
Sanctuary Lobby
8:55 a.m.
Opening
Rev. David P. E. Maier
Sanctuary
9:15 a..m.
The Grace of Prayer
Rev. Dr. Victor J. Belton
Sanctuary
10:00 a.m.
Practical Lesson
Rev. John R. Rathje
Sanctuary
10:10 a.m.
Q & A
Sanctuary
10:15 a.m.
Break
Sanctuary Lobby
10:30 a.m.
Doorways Into Prayer
Mrs. Constance L. Denninger
Sanctuary
11:15 a.m.
Practical Lesson
Rev. John R. Rathje
Sanctuary
11:25 a.m.
Q & A
Sanctuary
11:30 a.m.
Lunch
Gymnasium
11:30 a.m.
Optional "Prayer Time"
Chapel
12:15 p.m.
St. Paul's School of Prayer
Rev. C. Bryan Wolfmueller
Sanctuary
1:00 p.m.
Practical Lesson
Rev. John R. Rathje
Sanctuary
1:10 p.m.
Q & A
Sanctuary
1:15 p.m.
Break
Sanctuary Lobby
1:30 p.m.
The Forgotten Prayer
Rev. Christopher K. Paavola
Sanctuary
2:15 p.m.
Practical Lesson
Rev. John R. Rathje
Sanctuary
2:25 p.m.
Q & A
Sanctuary
2:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Sanctuary
3:00 p.m.
Final Comments
Sanctuary
3:15 p.m.
Prayer Time
Chapel

Registration

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome. Please complete the on-site registration form and bring it with you. We will accommodate walk-ins as best as possible, but can't guarantee your lunch will be the same as those pre-registered.

To stream the event, visit https://michigandistrict.org/live/.

Student

$15

High School and College Students

General

$20

Livestream

FREE

For individuals & host congregations.

Compassion Ministry

In support of Michigan District “Great Compassion Ministry,” the conference will partner with Our Savior Food Bank.  The Our Savior Food Bank is one of the largest in Ingham County, serving 10,000 people a year (almost a hundred people a day each day it is open, 3 days a week.) In addition to the food they get through the Greater Lansing Food Bank, they also provide clothing, school supplies, toiletries, and hygiene products.

Please consider bringing one or more of the items below to support the ministry:

BIBLES  –  especially for children

COATS, GLOVES, MITTENS, – all sizes and both male and female

DIAPERS (all / any) size, WIPES

DISH  SOAP, PAPER  TOWELS, KLEENEX

SOUPS, especially  Vegetable  and/or Tomato

CANNED  VEGETABLES  and/or  FRUIT

SPAGHETTI  SAUCE

CEREAL  –   JUICES

Additional Information

Media Kit

Download the Media Kit in our Resource Section here.