2021 Pastors' Conference Schedule

October 3, Sunday

4:00-8:00 pm Early check-in (hotel lobby)

October 4, Monday

8:30 am Plenary Bible Study Dr. Joel Oesch

9:30 am President’s Report, part 1

10:30 am Break sponsored by Concordia Plans

11:00 am President’s Report, part 2

11:45 am Lunch sponsored by Concordia University, Irvine 

Afternoon Free, dinner on your own

7:00 pm Communion Worship at Shepherd of the Desert, Scottsdale

      Welcome to new pastors since 2019 Pastors’ Conference

October 5, Tuesday

8:30 am Plenary Bible Study – Dr. Joel Oesch

9:30 am “Engaging with The Word in our Changing World” – Rev. Dr. Alfonso Espinosa

10:30 am Break sponsored by Mission India

10:45 am “Analog Savior, Digital Mission” – Rev. Dr. Scott Seidler and the Shepherd of the Desert Team

11:45 am Lunch sponsored by Ministry Advantage

Ladies Luncheon sponsored by LCEF
“Staying the Course in a World of Change: Child of God, Family, and Ministry”
Dr. Mary Scott (Executive Director and CEO, Orange Lutheran High School) with
Rev. Dr. Mike and Kathy Gibson

1:30-4:15 pm Breakouts (each breakout session is offered twice)

"Why Muslims? Why Now?" – Rev. Nader Hana

"Engaging LGBTQ" – Rev. Brian Barlow

"Engaging Cross-Culturally – A Cross-Cultural Panel" - Rev. Dr. Glenn Fluegge 

1:30 pm Breakout #1

2:45 pm Move to next breakout

3:00 pm Breakout #2

4:15 pm Free Evening/dinner on your own

 

October 6, Wednesday

8:30 am Plenary Bible Study – Dr. Joel Oesch

9:30 am “You are Not Alone nor Stuck: Discover, Develop and Deploy Your Lay Leaders" -
Rev. Dr. Tim Ahlman and the Christ Greenfield Team

10:30 am Break

10:45 am  "Congregational Partnerships that Work: A Panel Discussion with Real Practitioners" -
Rev. Dominic Rivkin (PSD Mission and Ministry Exec)

11:45 am Wrap-up and Sending

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Circuit Visitors Meeting (lunch provided)