All Pastors Conference 2021 – For Such a Time as This – Playlist
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Pastors, their families, and congregations are exhausted. This has been a time of too many challenges and too many decisions. And, yet, God remains faithful even in the hardest of times. God’s faithfulness enables and enlivens us for such a time as this. When we are exhausted, God gives us rest. When fearful, God declares, “Fear not!” When confounded by this world, God comforts us with His faithfulness. Because of who God is, we are able to be a faithful presence in this world. “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14.
- Session 1 – Why Johnny Can’t Preach | Dr. T. David Gordon
- Session 2 – Paul and Ministerial Presence | Dr. T. David Gordon
- Preview & Breakout Session – Family – Mr. Joshua B. Kittleman
- Preview & Breakout Session – Legal/Liberty – Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz
- Preview & Breakout Session – Preaching – Rev. Dr. Carl C. Fickenscher II
- Preview & Breakout Session – Outreach/Tech – Mr. Seth R. Hinz
- President’s Report – Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier
- Message – Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier
- Board of Directors Report – Mr. Stephen Boergert
Note: regarding Dr. Saleska’s Presentations – These have only been made available to the Michigan District pastors through an email.
Conference Booklet – pdf
Dr. T. David Gordon
Professor of Religion and Greek
Grove City College
Dr. T. David Gordon is Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College, where he has taught since 1999. Prior to that, he taught for 13 years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, MA; and for nine years he was pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, NH. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.
Dr. Gordon has contributed to a number of books and study Bibles and has published scholarly reviews and articles in journals. He maintains a webpage at www.tdgordon.net.
Rev. Dr. Timothy E. Saleska
Professor of Exegetical Theology and Dean of Ministerial Formation
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Rev. Dr. Timothy E. Saleska is Professor of Exegetical Theology and Dean of Ministerial Formation at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Previously, he served as acting placement counselor, editor of Concordia Theology Online, and Director of the Master of Divinity and residential certificate programs. Before joining the Seminary, Saleska served as the pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, Cincinnati and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, OH.
Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz
Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty
Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz is the Executive Director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL) in Washington, D.C. Prior to this position, he served as the Speaker of the Lutheran Hour®. Before that, he served as professor of Theology and Director of the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.; Executive Director of Life’s Journey Ministries; founding pastor of Church For All Nations in New York City; starter of a mission church in Dallas, Texas; and pastor of a large congregation in Tampa, Fla.
Rev. Dr. Carl C. Fickenscher II
Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne
Rev. Dr. Carl C. Fickenscher II is Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and Chairman of the Pastoral Ministry and Missions Department of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW). He is also Director of Pastoral Formation Programs at the seminary.
Dr. Fickenscher is Editor of Concordia Pulpit Resources, the Synod’s preaching journal published by Concordia Publishing House, and Chairman of the LCMS Preach the Word Project, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. He has published numerous articles, essays, sermons, and curricular pieces. Fickenscher served congregations in Michigan and Texas before accepting the call to CTSFW in 1999.
Mr. Seth Hinz
Brand, Marketing, & Creative Director
Seth Hinz has worked for 12-plus years in Communications within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for churches, schools, universities, districts, and national ministries. He currently serves as Brand, Marketing, & Creative Director at Pathfinder Church and St. John School in Ellisville, Mo.
Mr. Joshua Kittleman
Concordia University Ann Arbor
Joshua Kittleman is an Assistant Professor in Family Life Ministry at Concordia University Ann Arbor and has served there since 2017. In his role, Kittleman helps prepare students to serve in congregations as Directors of Family Life Ministry (DFLM). Prior to his time at Concordia, he served as a DFLM at St. John’s, Adrian and at Peace, Shelby Township. He is particularly passionate about helping congregations partner with families to help pass their faith in Jesus on to the next generation.