Registration is open through Nov. 10 for “Liberty,” the 2017 National LCMS Campus Ministry Conference, planned for Jan. 4-6 on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
“ ‘Liberty’ will provide a forum to not only explore the biblical themes of our freedom in Christ but also address fundamental issues related to religious liberty, the First Amendment and cultivating the vocation of Christian citizenship on campus,” said the Rev. Marcus Zill, director of LCMS Campus Ministry and LCMS U and organizer of the event. “It will encourage and equip our college students not only in their faith, but also as they live, move and have their being on the front lines of religious-liberty issues that seem to be multiplying each day.”
The conference is geared for college students and campus-ministry workers, although anyone interested in campus ministry may attend.
The three-day event will include plenary presentations, sectionals on a wide variety of topics of interest to college students, worship and time for fellowship.
Scheduled plenary speakers are:
- Rear Admiral (Ret.) Rev. Dr. Daniel Gard, president of Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., and recently retired Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters in the U.S. Navy;
- Tim Goeglein, vice-president for External Relations at Focus on the Family in Washington, D.C., and former special assistant to President George W. Bush;
- LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison;
- Mark Hemingway, senior writer for The Weekly Standard; and
- Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist.
The registration fee is $270 per person. This covers conference sessions; breakfasts; lunch on Jan. 4 and three nights (Jan. 3-5) lodging at the conference hotel, the Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol (based on quad occupancy). Rates for those who would prefer other occupancy arrangements are provided on the registration page.
“Liberty” is the third LCMS U conference, following “Unwrapped” in 2013 and “Taboo” in 2015, when students focused on apologetics and marriage/sexuality issues, respectively. Both previous conferences were held at Saint Louis University and were attended by an average of 450 college students and campus-ministry workers.
Visit calendar.lcms.org/event/2017-lcms-campus-ministry-conference/ for more information or to register.
Posted October 4, 2016