Our Annual “The Body of Christ and the Public Square” Conference

The Lord has blessed us with the privilege to lead the way as a congregation!

I’m certain that I don’t need to convince you that when it comes to being a strong voice for Biblical truth in the world around us, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is in the uppermost tier of engagement. This fact stands true: The LCMS, her theology and confession, and the churches that comprise her understand the important role borne by Christians as they bear witness to the Savior, Jesus Christ, in the public square.

But there is a very real problem that exists.

Unfortunately, when it comes to precise issues of “Church and State” or “religious liberty”, many pastors and churches exist in uncertainty. This is true for pastors because they are fearful of giving offense while shepherding the flock through very important biblical issues that are often highly politicized and divisive. This is also true for churches because as 501(c)(3) organizations, typically, they just don’t know the extent to which they can actually be involved in the public debate. We desire, as a congregation, to host opportunities of great substance that will help to change that.

The annual “The Body of Christ and the Public Square” event is not a political event. It is a conference. Even further, it is not a public conference but a parochial conference. It is directed toward LCMS pastors, lay-leaders, and LCMS church members and its purpose is crystal clear, that is, it is an event for learning first-hand from people who are well-respected experts in particular fields (Lutheran theology, economics, church/state law, early American Christian history) to present and then to field questions from those in attendance for the benefit of the whole Body of Christ. The event is an opportunity for thoughtful contemplation and fruitful discussion.

The conference typically takes place over the course of a single day. Guest speakers are selected according to bi-partisan intention (although it is often that only one particular party accepts our invitations). We try very hard to make sure that there is no cost to attend. All expenses (other than travel and lodging) are covered. Registration is required to attend and official ID is necessary to enter.

Please note that the members of Our Savior serve as the volunteers and organizers.

If you have any questions about past or future conferences, please feel free to click on the appropriate dated tabs for more information, or you may contact the church directly. I am confident that the conference has and will continue to be of great benefit to all who participate. God bless and keep you by His grace, now and always.

In Jesus,
Pastor Thoma+