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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
Theological Education”
10:30 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m. - Timothy Swenson, Institute of
Lutheran Theology
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



Registration Fees

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
$50 $60 $75 $100 Monday Only
$20 $20 $20 $20 Seminary Student
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%


Register Now!