ACELC 2015 Conference

ACELCThe 2015 ACELC Conference has now ended and everyone is on their way home. All in all, it was a great success.
What, you say, you weren’t able to attend but wished you could have been there to hear the presentations? Well, have we got good news for you. The audio files of the sermons and papers from this year’s Conference were just now posted on the website. There is a notice at the top of the Homepage, or you may click on the “2015 Conference” link, or, if you like you can just click on the link below:

Click here for Conference Page

Audios can be listened to below:


Sermon From 2/10/2015 Matins Service (Rev. Drew Newman)


Removal of Pastors: Reality and Consequences (Rev. Alan Kornacki, Jr.)


Duties of the Pastor: Expectations and Evaluations (Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller)


What Hearers Owe their Pastors: The Table of Duties (Rev. Todd Wilken)


Sermon From 2/10/2015 Vespers Service (Rev. Robert Weinkauf)


Sermon From 2/11/2015 Matins Service (Rev. David McMinn)


The Pastor: CEO or Shepherd? (Rev. Rolf Preus)


Deposing a Pastor: Biblical and Unbiblical Reasons (Rev. Dan Bremer)


Unjust Treatment of Pastors: Late Reformation Germany (Rev. Robert Mayes)


Unbiblical Removal of Pastors: Summary & Resolution (Rev. Clint Poppe)


Divine Service From 2/11/2015 (Rev. Frank Frye, Preacher)


Sermon From 2/12/12015 Matins Service (Rev. Gregg Reiser)

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


ACELC 2015 Conference — 12 Comments

  1. Great presentations. Did any District President’s attend the conference? Did our synodical president attend? Probably not on both occasions. Will they listen to the audio files? Probably not also.

  2. That is a big, but not surprisingly, disappointment for our Synodical president for not attending. How are we to expect important changes to occur if the men who play important roles for helping make those changes don’t even care to attend such an important conference as this?

  3. @Ralph #4

    Do you realize this week the Council of Presidents is meeting? So every one of them has a prior engagement. And while the ACELC is a worthy endeavor, it is technically also extra-curricular. So when the Synod makes their plans and schedules the loads of meetings onto their calendar, the ACLEC conference is not a priority to work around. I do not see the COP moving around their open times to accommodate ACELC, BJS or other such conferences. It is what it is.

  4. Well there is a more important meeting to attend: The COP meeting. Perhaps, there all sitting around, reading and updating their “internal council of president’s document” as stated by Rev. Poppe. I vote for Rev. Poppe for Synodical President. You rock.

  5. Oops…. sorry Pastor Scheer. Just listening to the ACELC conference and I am fired up. I believe the liberals on the COP are the ones that did not side with President Harrison’s views on the situation with Matthew Becker. The COP meeting is probably being held at some posh resort in Hawaii. Sorry, my tone again… oops..

  6. The COP meeting is in Panama City, FL. Kinda out of the way. I know they have one particular agenda item for short discussion: Lay Ministry. The Task Force has prepared its first draft for them to see. And I can almost predict who will view the report favorably, who will not really like it at all, who kinda don’t care, and a few that probably have no clue.

    They might also try their Koinania chats. Lately they have worked on demographic studies of the LCMS. Some of their work will be good. Some will be unproductive due to the entrenched personalities involved.

  7. According to Rev. Poppe at 40:40 into his persentation, he talks about a meeting that he had with President Harrison about the unbiblical disposal of pastors and that the COP were studying Walther’s “Church and Ministry” I cannot believe the COP have gone through the entire book already. If so, the COP should be tested on the material.

  8. @Drew Newman #3
    If anyone listened to an sermon he/she thought was especially good/noteworthy, send the link to your DP, or do as I like to do–download, burn on CD and give to DP.

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