Augustana District Theological Conference
Lutheran Pastors for Changing Times
For one year only, the Augustana District Theological Conference will be held at Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD, February 5-6, 2018.
In today's church, pastors and congregations are up against some unique challenges (e.g., culture shift, relativism, pluralism, etc.) In order to prepare students for pastoral ministry, the Board of Theology and Ministry has formulated a number of questions for Institute of Lutheran Theology, St. Paul Lutheran Seminary and Luther House of Study representatives to address. What does it mean to preach like a Luther-an in these changing times? How do pastors and congregations faithfully lead and shepherd God's people? How will the next generation of pastors be trained to face the obstacles and meet the spiritual needs of God's people in changing times? We will explore all these and many other questions with the help of Augustana District's seminary partners.
In addition, on Tuesday we will address how theology shapes pastoral ministry by reviewing facets of Luther’s Letters of Spiritual Counsel.
Schedule of Events
For those who arrive on Sunday, there will be a Fellowship Time / Super Bowl Viewing Party at the ClubHouse Hotel and Suites. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All are invited but please RSVP for planning!
9:00 a.m. - Opening Worship
9:30 a.m. - Greg Henson, President of
Sioux Falls Seminary “The
Changing Landscape of
10:30 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m. - Timothy Swenson, Institute of
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Chris Croghan, Luther House of
2:45 p.m. - Julie Smith, Saint Paul Lutheran
4:00 p.m. - Closing
(Free evening for fun and fellowship)
9:00 a.m. - Luther’s Letters of Spiritual
Counsel • 500 Years Later
Reflections by Jim Nestingen
via Virtual Presentation
10:30 a.m. - Augustana District Pastoral
Mentorship Task Force
11:00 a.m. - Closing Worship
|Before Jan 1st, 2018||Jan 1 - Jan 22, 2018||Jan 23 - Feb 3rd, 2018||Day of Walk-in|
|$90||$100||$115||$140||Sun - Tues|
|$70||$80||$95||$120||Mon & Tues|
|Fee is based on date of registration Postmark or timestamp|
Refund Policy for all AD events is as follows:
|4+ Weeks before event or before Jan 7th, 2018||100%|
|2-4 weeks Before Event Jan 8th - 21st||50%|
|Less Than 2 weeks before the event or after Jan 21st, 2018||0%|