We Look Forward to Meeting You at Our National Conference Feb. 13-14

Registrations for the Brothers of John the Steadfast National Conference are already coming in. We have people registered from as close as Naperville and central Illinois, and as far away as Florida and the state of Washington. Since we are mostly an internet community it would be great to meet and greet you in person. The conference is open to members of the Brothers and to non-members as well.

Highlights of the Conference Include:

  • Pastor Todd Wilken  will be  speaking about his experiences as a radio host and the stormy days surrounding the show’s cancellation and return.
  • Laymen Chris Rosebrough,  founder of Pirate Christian Radio speaking about his conversion to Lutheranism out of American Evangelicalism and his experience as a confessional Lutheran internet radio pioneer.
  • Stirring Traditional Worship led by Cantor Phillip Magness –  sung Vespers (Friday evening) and the conference climaxing with the Divine Service (Saturday afternoon).
  • No Pietists Allowed Parties Friday night including wine tasting with Chris Rosebrough and world travellers and wine connoisseurs Tom and Elaine Gavin; Folk and Classical Guitar serenaded oeuvres d’oeuvres and desserts with Fritz Baue; a visit to a local chocolate bar and more!

Even though the Brothers is primarily a men’s group, women are certainly welcome to attend the conference. We have even had the honor of a few women joining the Brothers group. Also, don’t forget that just thirty minutes away is all that the great city of Chicago has to offer. Husbands bring your wives and/or wives bring your husbands  to the conference and stay an extra night and day for a great visit Valentines visit to the windy city. Later this week we will be publishing a list of Valentines restaurants and hotels in Chicago that would be great ways to exxtend your visit.

You can register via Paypal or by check. Details can be found on our conference registration page. Hope to see you in Naperville next February for confessions, conviviality and chocolate!

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


We Look Forward to Meeting You at Our National Conference Feb. 13-14 — 3 Comments

  1. I will be deployed to the Middle East during this conference. Is there any way that members can purchase transcripts, audio, and/or video from this conference?


  2. God bless you Mike and thank you for your service to our country.

    At this time we do not have any plans to make it available. It is not due to a lack of desire but simply man-power. We will consider doing this as time allows in our preparation.

    Pastor Rossow

  3. I’ll take whatever I can get. I’ll take scans of people’s notes on table napkins of that’s all you can manage! 😛

    Thank you for your continued service to the clear defense of our confession.

    I’ll let you guys know when my camp’s Confessional Reading Group starts. My Book of Concord is already in transit so it will be there when I hit ‘boots on ground’.

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