Some have inquired about a more detailed run-down of the presentations at our up-coming conference in Oshkosh, such as the order of presentations, time, and length.
You will find the complete Agenda below.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the conference. If you haven't done so yet, please do register as soon as you can. Thank you and God bless!
Church & Continuity Conference
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Oshkosh, WI
June 1st & 2nd, 2012
Friday, June 1st
5 PM – Board of Director's Meeting for Intrepid Lutherans, Inc.
6 PM – Intrepid Lutherans Dinner with after-dinner speaker, Rev. Robert Koester
8 PM – Gemütlichkeit
Saturday, June 2nd
9 AM – Opening Matins service
9:30 – Welcome, Announcements, & Introduction, Chairman Rev. Paul Rydecki
9:40 – Presentation: "What Has Brought Us Here?" Historical overview of the past 30 years in WELS and current issues, moderator – Rev. Steven Spencer; panel – Mr. Brian Heyer, Mr. Rick Techlin, and other laymen from the area, with discussion
10:15 – Presentation: "Why Is This Happening to Us?" How the culture wars have become religious wars among us, Mr. Douglas Lindee, followed by discussion
11:30 – Lunch provided on site
12:00 – Presentation: "The Consequences of Church Growth Theology" What it is, where it is, and why it is dangerous, Rev. Luke Boehringer, followed by discussion
1:15 – Presentation: "The Beauty of the Western Rite" How the complete Divine Liturgy fulfills the spiritual needs of our Pastors and people, Rev. Michael Berg; discussion
3:00 – BREAK
3:15 – Presentation:"Do We Want to Be Dresden Lutherans?" What it means to be tied to the Book of Concord rather than to a church body, school, family, or ministerium, Rev. Paul Rydecki, followed by discussion
4:15 – Open Forum
4:45 – Preliminary planning for next conference
5:00 – Closing Vesper Service
Registration fee - $25/person; $15 for "signers"