“Hi, my name is Pastor _______ and I’ve lost my knowledge of Greek and Hebrew.” Given the demands of the ministry, keeping the use of the original languages intact is a definite challenge. Yet as Luther says, “Let us zealously hold to the languages … God caused his Scriptures to be set down [in Hebrew and Greek] … We will not long preserve the gospel without the languages. The languages are the sheath in which this sword of the Spirit is contained” (AE 45:359). This conference will provide an opportunity for pastors to get together—not to be berated but to endeavor to revitalize our use of the biblical languages in the ministry. To lead us through this challenge, Dr. James Voelz and Dr. Paul Raabe will provide us with tips, tools, and strategies for reinvigorating and honing this particular task of the exegete and preacher.
When & Where
May 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pmDoubleTree by Hilton – Grand Rapids Airport
4747 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49512
Monday, May 13, 2019
All sessions and meals will be in the Michigan Grand Ball Room.
Exhibitors and breaks will be held in Wolverine AB.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Online Registration is now Closed. Please see Debbie Hughes to register On-Site.
Early Bird Registration is now past. Late registration fee is $100 for everyone.
Registration Cost: $100 per person for pastors, vicars, deacons, and wives.
Note: Hotel Registration is separate. See below for details.
In support of Michigan District Great Compassion Ministry, the conference will partner with Wellspring Lutheran Services, Kentwood office.
Please consider bringing one or more of the items below to donate:
Board Games – specifically for older kids
DoubleTree by Hilton, Grand Rapids Airport
4747 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Group Rate: $95/night (king or double/double)
616.957.0100 (mention Michigan District, LCMS West Pastors’ Conference)
Book online at hilton.com.
Our Savior Lutheran Church
2900 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
CEUs are Available:
Complete this form, print, sign and return to CSL.
Goals and Objectives
- Through worship, prayer, fellowship, and the study of God’s Word, to strengthen pastors in the faith and refresh them in their vocation and ongoing ministry.
- To enliven the pastor in his desire and commitment to use the original biblical languages in his ministry.
- To provide the pastor with continuing education and study tools, including tips and strategies for the use of biblical languages, so that he is better equipped to faithfully preach and teach his people in the ongoing instruction in the faith.
- Introduce and encourage ways for the district, circuits, and their pastors to read and study the Bible together in Greek and Hebrew.