CTS Urban Ministry Conference:
In the World for Good

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—Urban areas are expanding rapidly but the Church’s footprint in the cities is declining. As God’s people we must work to reverse this trend by being both compassionate and wise as we work in the areas of justice, human dignity and capacity building. Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS), Fort Wayne, Ind., responds to this great need by offering an urban ministry conference, In the World for Good, October 21–23, 2013, with the Rev. Dr. John Nunes, Jochum Professor and Chair, Valparaiso University, as the keynote speaker. Additional information on speakers, schedule and online registration can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/Urban-Ministry-Conference.

Pastors, lay people, young and old, will have an extraordinary opportunity to learn from experts who will share concepts that participants will be able to put to immediate use in their congregations and communities. In addition to Dr. Nunes, speakers include:

  • Mr. Mike Fechner, president and founder of H.I.S. BridgeBuilders, a Christian, faith-based, urban restoration ministry headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
  • Rev. Everette E. Greene, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and member of the Black Clergy Caucus of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS)
  • Mr. Michael M. Miller, research fellow and director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Rev. Quentin G. Poulson, director, Urban and Inner City Mission, Office of National Mission at the LCMS
  • Rev. Dr. Mark Press, director, The Hoffmann Institute, Saint Paul, Minn.
  • Rev. Prof. Jeffrey Pulse, associate professor of Exegetical Theology, CTS, and pastor of Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Rev. Dr. Anthony Steinbronn, district president and mission executive of the LCMS New Jersey District
  • Rev. Charles L. Wildner, senior pastor, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Md.

The deadline for registration is October 11. The registration fee of $85.00 includes lunch on Monday and Tuesday and the banquet on Tuesday evening. Please email LeeAnna.Rondot@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2204 with any questions.