MNS Convention Update on ULC. UPDATED

The MNS Convention started conducting business today.  The elections went to the Mission Vision MNS candidates, with Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy elected District President.

The convention also approved a plan to provide $2,000,000 from the sale of the ULC building to go to ULC.  That being said the building still has to come down and the congregation will lose it’s historic, beloved, and excellent location.

MNS will still receive the 1.25 million from ULC and 900,000 from the CLC sale.

What I also want to say is this.  Pres. Harrison rightly says that the actions of the MNS District unleashed a “blizzard of sin” on all sides.  I would urge all to examine themselves for any snowflakes or wind gusts they contributed to that blizzard and deal with it as Christians.  I will also say that ULC and her pastor Rev. David Kind have conducted themselves in an admirable fashion.  I continue to support them and their work with whatever I have, most of all my prayers.  I would urge the readers of BJS to do the same.

As more information becomes available, I will try to post it here.

UPDATE: I received word from Pastor David Kind this afternoon.  Here is what he says (published with his permission):

I’m thankful. This is not what we ever wanted, but it is more than we honestly expected we’d ever come away with. Now I pray everything can be tied up quickly and honestly so we can move on with our life as a congregation and our work on campus.



About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.


MNS Convention Update on ULC. UPDATED — 103 Comments

  1. I posted this part of our Confessions on another thread, but it also belongs here:

    “All this has been said regarding secret sins. But where the sin is quite public so that the judge and everybody know it, you can without any sin avoid him and let him go, because he has brought himself into disgrace, and you may also publicly testify concerning him. For when a matter is public in the light of day, there can be no slandering or false judging or testifying; as, when we now reprove the Pope with his doctrine, which is publicly set forth in books and proclaimed in all the world. For where the sin is public, the reproof also must be public, that every one may learn to guard against it.” (, Large Catechism, 8th Commandment, paragraph 284)

    Public reproof of those who evicted ULC is not just to be tolerated, but it is *required.* The sinners who evicted ULC need to *publicly* repent, for the sake of the little ones who may think what they did was a good thing.

    ”For where the sin is public, the reproof also must be public, that every one may learn to guard against it.”

  2. As far as I know, there has been no public repentance nor even faint expressions of regret, apology or reconciliation on the part of the evictors.  

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