Final Details on the Two Regional Conferences Supported by BJS, by Pr. Rossow

We are taking a break from our national conference this year and helping to underwrite two regional conferences. One is next week in Corpus Christi, Texas and the other is the following week in Fairview Heights, Illinois, across the river from St. Louis.

We are pleased that these conferences are featuring BJS writers The Rev. Dr. Matt Richard and the Director of Lutherans in Africa, our BJS mission emphasis, The Rev. James May.

Here are the details.

Corpus Christi, Texas
“What’s Going on with Lutherans in Africa?”
The Rev. James May, Director – Lutherans in Africa
Trinity Lutheran Church
808 Louisiana Ave
(361) 884-4041
Saturday, February 15
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lights snacks and coffee
Sponsor: Coastal Bend Circuit

Contact: Pastor Dustin Beck, Trinity Lutheran

MakingDisciplesFairview Heights, Illinois
“Making Disciples Conference”
Speakers: The Rev. James May, Director – Lutherans in Africa; The Rev. Dr. Matt Richard – Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Gwinner, ND
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
5600 Old Collinsville, Rd.
(618) 632-6906
Friday and Saturday, February 21-22 (see schedule below)
Registration: $40 per person (go to
Contact: Pastor Jeffrey Hemmer, Bethany Lutheran

Friday, February 21
3:30 p.m. – Registration
4:00 – Vespers
4:30 – Welcome & Introduction
5:00 – Session 1: Making Disciples in Africa part 1
6:30 – Dinner
7:30 – Session 2: Making Disciples among
American Evangelicals part 1
9:00 – Compline
9:30 – After Hours – drinks & desserts

Saturday, February 22
7:00 a.m. – Breakfast
8:00 – Matins
8:30 – Session 3: Making Disciples in Africa, part 2
10:00 – Break
10:15 – Session 4: Making Disciples among
American Evangelicals, part 2
11:45 – Divine Service
1:00 p.m. – Lunch
2:00 – Panel Discussion, Q&A with presenters
3:00 – Conclusion
3:30 – Litany & Itinerarium before Travel

We look forward to seeing you at these edifying conferences.

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.

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