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Supervising Pastor/Deacon & MAP Conference

May 2, 2019
Grand Blanc, MI

Missional Impact

The role of deacon is an important aspect of the mission of the church. Seeing the ministry as missional will help create moments of connection between people and the Gospel. We will be looking at our understanding of mission and the possibilities of deacons to champion missional work in the community.

When & Where

Grand Blanc

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
12534 Holly Rd
Grand Blanc, MI, 48439



Rev. Dr. Richard Blythe

Rev. Dr. Richard Blythe is the senior pastor at St. Paul, Trenton. Before coming to St. Paul, he served as the administrative pastor at a church plant in Pacific, Mo. and also as a missionary in Europe for LCMS World Missions. He received a PhD in Historical Theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. Pastor Blythe is a second-career pastor, having worked in the IT industry on the West Coast. He is currently supervising two deacon candidates.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

10 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 - 11 a.m.
Supervising Pastors Meet with Rev. Dr. Robert Kasper and Rev. Dr. John Herzog
Deacons, MAPS & Candidates - How to Develop a Nursing Home Ministry in Your Community
Deacon Chris Townley & Rev. Al Kersten
11 - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 - 12 p.m.
Session One
Rev. Dr. Richard Blythe
12 - 12:45 p.m.
12:45 - 2 p.m.
Session Two - Workshop on Mission
Rev. Dr. Richard Blythe
2 - 2:45 p.m.
Michigan Deacon Ministry Update and Synod Convention News of Note
Rev. Dr. Robert Kasper
2:45 p.m.


Registration is now open.