ANCHORED IN HOPE: FEB 23 • A local conference with something for everyone!
Something for everyone! CLICK HERE to sign up online now!
Please sign up by February 16 by filling out this online form or calling the church office at 219-836-6270 . Below is the list of session descriptions. Contact Jaymes Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Discussing Christian Marriage
Glenn and Zina Bachert
Whether looking forward to marriage, newly-wed, married for ten years, or married for fifty, marriage can be a mysterious, ever-changing partnership. Join Glenn and Zina as they lead the discussion on the joys and pains of marriage, the different challenges each marriage faces, but ultimately the foundation each marriage has in Christ.
Children in Worship
Karen Foote, Music Director
The children of our congregations bring gifts to our worship and are eager to participate. How can we encourage participation, faith development and knowledge for our youngest believers in our services? Come explore new ideas and resources as well as tried and true ideas for involving our children as we plan and lead worship.
Poco a Poco: Lutheran Hispanic Ministry in Northwest Indiana
Rev. John Henry
This session will tell the story of how Hispanic ministry was started at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Whiting, IN. It will relate the blessings, challenges, and opportunities the Lord has presented here in doing such ministry, and offer theological and practical reflection. Pastors, leadership, and members of LCMS churches are encouraged to bring any questions they might have about reaching out to the Hispanic community, and Pastor Henry will do his best to offer insights.
Conversations with the Young
Rev. Chad Kendall
"How do we talk to the young today about the faith? How does the church live and exist in a culture which is antagonistic and unsure about the church? What should we say when we talk to people outside the church?” This topic will discuss important talking points with the young. Pastor Kendall will give some insight into what keeps teens and twenty-somethings from participating in the life of the church. Some consideration will be given in this lecture concerning what the young are looking for in terms of faith and spirituality. It will encapsulate what is important to them, as well as what is not important to them. Biblical examples will be used which Pastor Kendall uses in teaching the young at Concordia University, Chicago and in his parish.
Christian Apologetics for Beginners
Rev. Eric Kleinschmidt
How to discuss your faith with friends and neighbors who think you're a backwards, ignorant, Bible-thumping bigot.
How Do Wills and Trusts Work?
Meghann LaBadie, LLC
Meghann explain how wills, trusts, and probate work. She will explain why powers of attorney are important, why trusts don’t usually protect assets from nursing home bills, how lawyers charge for these services, and why lawyers are uniquely qualified to lead you through this process. Join us for an easy-to-understand seminar and learn something new!
He brought them out of darkness: Mental Health Awareness and Resources
Stephen Ministers of St. Paul’s
This workshop is being presented by the Stephen Ministers at St. Paul’s to bring to light information regarding mental health issues. We will present some signs of the need for mental health evaluations and offer information about resources available both locally and through the internet.