Lutheran Lay Conference 2017
“Reformation in the Home”
Speaker: Rev. John Pless, CTSFW
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Fee: $5 per person
Location: Wheat Ridge Evangelical Lutheran Church – 8600 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge (303) 424-3161
Thank you for those who attended the conference. Thank you Rev. Prof. Pless for traveling to Colorado and your very informative presentation.
Our Lay Conference this year is April 29. It is titled “Reformation in the Home” with our guest speaker Rev. John Pless of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. The online registration is now open with limited space available. Please sign up and pay using the PayPal form on this page.
8:00am – Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00am – Opening Worship
10:00am – Presentation
Noon – Lunch
2:00pm – Closing
(Schedule subject to change )
About our Speaker
Rev. John T. Pless joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in 2000. He is assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and also serves as director of Field Education.
He is a graduate of Texas Lutheran College, Sequin, Texas (B.A.), and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio (M.Div.). He entered The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) by colloquy at CTSFW in 1983.
Prior to joining the faculty, he served for 17 years as campus pastor at University Lutheran Chapel at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. From 1979 to 1983, he served on the staff at the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University.
Pless is the author of Praying Luther’s Small Catechism, Handling the Word of Truth: Law and Gospel in the Church Today, A Small Catechism on Human Life, Word: God Speaks to Us, Confession: God Gives Us Truth, Luther on the Care for the Sick and the Dying and two chapters in Lutheran Worship History and Practice. With LCMS President Rev. Matthew Harrison he is editor of Women Pastors? The Ordination of Women in Biblical Lutheran Perspective. He served on the Agenda Committee for the Lutheran Service Book. He is book review editor for Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology and a member of the editorial council of Lutheran Quarterly.
A regular lecturer at various conferences both in the United States and overseas, Pless coordinates the Seminary’s annual Mercy Mission Expedition to Madagascar in partnership with the LCMS Board for World Relief and Human Care. He serves as co-president of the International Loehe Society and is a member of the LCMS Committee on the Sanctity of Human Life.