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The Changeless Word In a Changing World: Post-Pandemic Ministry

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Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne

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6600 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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A conference exploring what opportunities the Church has in technology, mental and emotional wellness, and our ever-changing culture.

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This single-day conference, funded by The Lutheran Foundation and hosted on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, will explore ministry opportunities in the following areas:

  • Technology and ministry
  • Mental and emotional wellness
  • Cultural challenges

AGENDA

8:30 Welcome and Introduction

8:45 Opening Session:

  • “State of the church, pre and post-pandemic” (David Kinnaman, President of Barna Group)

Q and A

10:00am Chapel, Coffee, Fellowship

11:00am Morning Session:

  • “A Historical and Contemporary Response of Hope to a Changing World” (Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast, Jr., President of Concordia Theological Seminary) We have all heard the saying that “we are living in unprecedented times.” Are we truly? What lessons can we learn from the past that provide us sure and certain hope as we face the challenges of today and the uncertainties of tomorrow?

Q and A

12:00pm LUNCH

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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1:00 – 2:15pm

  • Technology and Ministry – “Redeeming Technology: The Impact of Technology for Ministry Today” (Rev. Trevor Sutton: Senior Pastor: Christ Lutheran Church, Lansing MI)
  • Mental Wellness Post-Pandemic – I "The State of Mental Health in the Church: ‘Post’-Pandemic" (Rev. Dr. Richard Marrs: Professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis MO, and Rev. Dr. Justin Hannemann: CEO and Therapist at Grace Point Institute for Relational Health, Lincoln NE)
  • Cultural Challenges – "Bright Hope: Opportunities and Growth in the Face of Cultural Changes" (Rev. Mark Kiessling: Director of Youth Ministry LCMS, St. Louis MO)

2:15 – 2:30pm BREAK

2:30 – 3:45pm

  • Technology and Ministry – "Beyond Livestream - Leveraging Technology for Deep Discipleship" (Rev. Matt Peeples: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood NJ)
  • Mental Wellness Post-Pandemic – II "The State of Health for Clergy and Professional Church Workers: ‘Post’-Pandemic" (Rev. Dr. Richard Marrs: Professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis MO, and Rev. Dr. Justin Hannemann: CEO and Therapist at Grace Point Institute for Relational Health, Lincoln NE)
  • Cultural Challenges – “Spiritual First Responders (21st Century Discipleship)(Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz: Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, Washington D.C.)

Note: Each session and presenter will allow time for Q and A

4:00pm Closing Session – Rev. Dr. Larry Rast

The recent rise in COVID-19 cases within the United States due to the Delta variant would seem to confirm that the coronavirus is going to be with us for the foreseeable future. Guests to campus who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to wear a protective face covering over both mouth and nose when having close contact with others.


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Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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