National Conference 2017 – Tomball, Texas – Come one, come all.



Steadfast Lutherans is glad to announce and invite you to our national conference to be held February 17-18, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas.

This year’s theme “The Article” is centered around Justification as it is the article on which the Church stands or falls.  Those who come will receive solid Lutheran theology about how it is that man is saved.  The speakers will be focusing on what is justification, how justification fits into our hymnody, our mission work, and how justification and sanctification relate and how certain abuses of the two can be identified and corrected.

We are still putting together the final schedule but the speakers for the two day conference include:

Rev. Brian Kachelmaier, Pastor of Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church in Los Alamos, New Mexico – also the man at Redeemer Theological Academy and frequent guest on Issues Etc.  Redeemer’s site is at:

Rev. James May, Missionary and Director of Lutherans In Africa.  The good work of Lutherans in Africa can be found at

Rev. Mark Preus, Pastor of St. Andrews Lutheran Church and Campus Center, Laramie, Wyoming.  Pastor Mark Preus’ work can be found here at Steadfast and also at his own hymn site:

Rev. Rolf Preus, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney, Montana and St. John Lutheran Church in Fairview Montana.  Pastor Preus’ work can be found here at Steadfast and also at his own site –

Worship will also be soundly Lutheran with the normal pastoral staff at Zion providing liturgy and preaching.

Final plans are also being made for a grand party at Zion on Friday night for those who make their way down to Tomball.

Vendors can reserve their spot by contacting Pastor Chris Hull, the Senior Pastor of Zion.

Come and enjoy some good Texas hospitality and solid Lutheran preaching and teaching.

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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.


National Conference 2017 – Tomball, Texas – Come one, come all. — 7 Comments

  1. Its interesting how single individuals are expected to cover the cost of married folks and families. Husband and wife only 125(62 dollars each, all your kids free). Single people, get your wallets out and clean them out. Speaking of the topic, what is the justification for treating the single people of the church so differently in this matter? Surely those who planned the conference did not wish to create the illusion that some in the congregation are worth more or less based on their marital status, I really must believe that. James 2:1-13 comes to mind. I am thankful that Jesus treated us all equally-realizing that we are equally condemned in our sin, and equally redeemed by the shedding of His Blood on our behalf to satisfy the wrath of God.

  2. @Alan #4

    Alan it is not our intent. The single rate is for a single registration, which might be a single person, but also includes others who just come for themselves. The married rate is based upon the norm of one spouse really attending and another tagging along (the extra helps cover food costs). We like marriage and married couples, especially ones that like to learn good theology (so the rate encourages them to both attend). Kids do eat free. We like kids. We like families. We like big families. Steadfast Lutherans likes big Lutheran families.

    Now, this doesn’t mean we don’t like single people. Every Lutheran at one point was single. St. Paul commends single people. We like single people. Register early to save money. Hope to see you there – if you make it please introduce yourself to me.

  3. Pastor Scheer, thank you for taking the time to respond. I appreciate what you have to say about married couples and the encouragement for them both to attend. It must be said though, that unmarried individuals also have friends, family, acquaintances who could benefit from “tagging along.” To some extent it seems as though the single individual is subsidizing the families with regard to food, etc, since a single individual will not sit in as many seats, nor eat as much as a family with children. Still, I try to remind myself(or allow God to remind me) that if everything in life was fair, we would all be in hot water with God. His payment for our sins wasn’t fair for Him, but done out of selfless love for our forgiveness and salvation. As brothers and sisters in Christ we are to look out not only for our own interests, but the good of others.

    Though I have no doubt the conference will be beneficial and instructive, I am at present financially unable to purchase admission. I will have to be satisfied with the free Gifts of Jesus’ Body and Blood, preaching, and Absolution in the Divine Service which my pastor distributes each week. At some point in the future, perhaps the Lord will provide an opportunity for me to attend.

    Blessings in Christ(and I mean that), Alan

  4. Alan, for someone like me who also cannot atend (I live on a different continent) take comfort in knowing that the videos to the presentations will most likely be available after the conference, as they were in the past. Cheers and beers, Gabriel

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