As you are making plans for the future, we encourage you to attend Concordia's Servants of Christ Conference to learn more about what it means to be a servant of Christ in your studies, in your work, and in all of your relationships.View Tentative Schedule
Learn about the biblical teaching of vocation: As you look to the future, you may be asking yourself questions like these: What am I good at? What do I enjoy doing? What will allow me to make a fair amount of money? These are reasonable questions, but here are some other questions to consider: What does God want me to do? How will I serve God by serving others as I do my work well? The Servants of Christ Conference will help you to wrestle with these questions as well as questions about how your college education will shape your faith and how you might be a blessing to every person you encounter.
Get information about college and careers: Whether you are considering full-time church work, education, medicine, business, computers, or any of a number of other areas of study, the Servants of Christ Conference will give you the opportunity to learn more about the education required and about career opportunities that might be a good fit for you. You will also get tips on how to use your high school education to prepare for college and how to choose a college that will work well for you.
Take part in breakaway sessions that will help you to grow in your faith: The Servants of Christ Conference will also offer breakaway sessions on such topics as how Christians relate to science, archeological proof that the Bible is true, and how to engage our culture with the truth of God’s Word and the Love of His Gospel.
The Bible can be a bewildering wealth of people, places and dates that challenges even the best memory. However we can also see seven often-repeated patterns in the Bible, patterns that reoccur with the most significant people and events. In this session, we'll trace those seven biblical themes, finding their importance and learning to anticipate them in all our Bible reading.
The Lord’s Prayer takes us on a journey from heaven to earth and back to our Father’s home in heaven. All along the way, we walk with our heavenly Father, knowing that he hears us, welcomes us even into heaven and also joins us in the challenges of earth. In this workshop, Dr. Paavola will outline this journey of prayer, using the stories and images from his recent book on the Lord’s Prayer, Our Way Home.
Why do you believe what you believe? What does it mean to give a defense of Christianity, and why should we bother with apologetics? These questions won't wait until college, and they won't wait until you decide you're ready to answer them. Is it possible to live an unapologetically apologetic lifestyle in all of our vocations at any age? In Christ, the answer is a resounding "yes" as the Holy Spirit calls, sanctifies, and enlightens us to defend the faith to a world at war.
Should we approach apologetics as a stand-alone subject, or is it possible to use a variety of disciplines to support the apologetical task? To answer this, we will delve into the classical quadrivium - with a twist. We will discover how the areas of mathematics, computer science, history, and creative writing can serve as venues by which we can defend the faith while still maintaining our focus on solus Christus.
Are dinosaurs part of God’s creation? Did they ever exist with humans? Wouldn’t the Flood destroy them all? What about sightings today of large lizards? Find out answers to these and other questions as we explore these fascinating creatures.
Pornography is the #1 online business. Studies have revealed that over half of boys and a third of girls 13 and older use it once a month. Yet just one image can be burned into memory, creating a desire for more. Find out additional information, including the dangers to individuals, marriages, and children.
It’s one thing to say that the Bible forbids homosexual practice, but is that all there is to say about the key passages involved? Come explore how a better understanding of how the Bible speaks about homosexuality can help us speak the truth in love.
What does being Lutheran have to do with how we study the Bible? Come explore how Martin Luther’s approach to the Scriptures provides us with three “keys” that continue to help Lutherans read and study the Bible today.
Though many people think of the Bible as a book of myths and religious speculation, it claims to be a book of reality, speaking of real people, cities, and nations, and God’s actions in real history. Come see how ancient ruins discovered through archaeology support the reality of biblical claims.
One of the most common misunderstandings of the Bible is that all the laws in the Bible are “created equal,” so that we are either bound to obey all of them or free to disobey all of them. Anything in between is considered hypocritical, such as saying we are free to eat ham, but we are bound to reject homosexuality. Come learn what the Bible itself teaches about its various types of laws and true Christian freedom.
Ideas about origins are in the news and have a powerful influence on people. How did everything begin – was it naturally by evolution or supernaturally by creation? The answer to this question is important as it shapes a person’s view of life. The Doctrine of Creation concerns origins – how the universe, life, diverse living things and human beings came to be. During this session, we’ll see how both God’s Word (scripture) and God’s World (science) point powerfully to a recent, supernatural creation. We’ll also explore why the Doctrine of Creation matters.
Dare Christians be involved with science? Doesn’t science say evolution is true and God is irrelevant? Scientist Richard Dawkins claims that God is a virus of the mind, and those who accept Christianity can’t really do science. Can Christians “do” science and technology? They not only can, they are the most qualified to do so. Historically, the founders of science were people of great faith. The creative process in science and technology is derived from the image of the Triune God. Being a Christian, creationary scientist is reasonable; we can use our brains and our faith in our vocation.
Who: 9-12 graders
When: July 29th at 2:30pm through July 30th at 4:30pm (view tentative schedule)
Where: Concordia University Wisconsin
Feel free to reach out to Rev. Dr. Ron Mudge.