Save the Date – Young Bucks Take the Lead at the 4th Annual BJS International Conference, by Pr. Rossow

Save the dates and look for registration information soon for our annual conference. As usual it will be the second full weekend of February. This year that makes it Friday and Saturday, February 10 – 11. We start late Friday afternoon and go through early afternoon on Saturday. The conference will once again be held at Bethany Lutheran Church and School, Naperville, Illinois, the new home of Rev. Jonathan Fisk and Worldview Everlasting.

This year we are looking at ways to make the conference more family inviting. Look for details on that soon.

The conference speakers are all young pastors who have taken the lead in new Lutheran media, one of the BJS distinctives. The speakers are Worldview Everlasting‘s founder and internet personality Jonathan Fisk, Table Talk Radio‘s co-host Bryan Wolfmueller and BJS blogger Joshua Scheer. The overall theme of the conference is “Getting the Gospel Doctrine to the Diaspora” and will focus on how new Lutheran media brings Confessional doctrine to those who are not able to find/join a conservative, confessional and liturgical parishes. Fisk and Wolfmueller will be talking about  how they go about producing and airing their shows while Scheer will be tackling the crucial question of the legitimacy of pastors and laity spending time on the internet.

As always, we will have highest rated the conference hosting provided by the Bethany volunteers and our dedicated day-school teaching staff. The food will knock your socks off and increase your cholesterol to Luther-like levels (I’m assuming kidney stones are caused in part by high cholesterol), the worship will be the most authentically Lutheran available this side of the pearly gates and if your lucky you may even get to see the new Worldview Everlasting “studio” complete with monkeys, swords, and paper dragons. We will also have the worldwide premier of the Bethany Lutheran video production of tryouts for host of Worldview Everlasting including a ninety-eight year old member, several elders and some yutes.


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.


Save the Date – Young Bucks Take the Lead at the 4th Annual BJS International Conference, by Pr. Rossow — 6 Comments

  1. Sounds like a good time! Do you know if there is a child care option / suggestions available? We would be willing to pay, but have three young ones that make it hard to go away for the weekend without turning it into a mini family vacation 🙂 Thank you!

  2. It appears that this conference is not just for clergy, but also for laypeople. Is that correct?

  3. Darn, too many things going on in Feb. next year. Last year I made BJS but could not make the ACELC Conference due to a conflict with a seminar in CA. So it looks like I will have to miss yours this year, as I am trying to make the ACELC Conference. Hopefully, next year will work out.

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