Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music

I am thrilled to promote what looks to be a spectacular week July 28-31, 2014, at Concordia University Nebraska (Seward).  The list of major presenters includes Dr. John Kleinig, Bryan Wolfmueller, Robin Leaver, Paul Soulek, and Betsy Werner with an unbelievable list of seminars for the Pastor, Musician, and others (including some guy who writes a blog called Pastoral Meanderings who will speak on Worship as Pastoral Care), and workshops to dazzle every interest and need.

The program is 25 pages of offerings, information, presenters, bios, and encouragement to take a week off in July and head to the plains of Nebraska for a stellar line up of people, topics, and fellowship.  Pres. Matt Harrison will be there.  I hope YOU will be there as well.

Direct Link to the Program is here.

Direct Link to the Schedule is here.

Direct Link to REGISTER is here.

Direct Link to the LCMS page of information is here.

Direct Link to the Facebook Page for the Institute is here.

About the Institute
Like earlier conferences, the 2014 Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music is designed for pastors, musicians and laity who assist in worship or simply are passionate about it. The institute consists of four main types of events:

  • Worship — Anchored by the Divine Service at either end and filled with the Church’s daily prayer services, worship forms the heart and center of our gathering. Christ assembles His people to give out to them His gifts!
  • Keynotes — Five extraordinary speakers will invite us in four keynote addresses to ponder the theme of comfort and its impact upon the worship life of Christ’s Church. Our Lutheran Confessions teach us: “Everything, therefore, in the Christian Church is ordered toward this goal: we shall daily receive in the Church nothing but the forgiveness of sin through the Word and signs, to comfort and encourage our consciences as long as we live here” (LC II 55).
  • Seminars and Workshops — Covering a wide variety of topics and aimed at pastors, musicians and interested lay people, various teachers and pastors share their insights to strengthen and deepen the Church’s worship life.
  • Extra Goodies — Conversation with LCMS President Matthew Harrison, visiting with the “Issues, Etc.” team, free time, organ recitals, a hymn festival, an ice cream social, A Taste of Nebraska Picnic and more.
Put all that together, and this promises to be one stunning event that you will NOT want to miss. Hosted on the beautiful campus of Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb., July 28–31, join us as we are strengthened together in the comfort of Christ.

THANKS to LCMS Worship Guy and Chaplain Will Weedon and his crew for putting together an amazing Institute.  Be there.  You do NOT want to miss this!  Clergy, Lay, Parish Musician -- there is something for ALL.


jonathanpaulmayer said...

How can you host an Institute on Liturgy, Preaching, and Church Music on a campus that doesn't have a chapel???

Pastor Peters said...

There is a church right across the street more than large enough to accommodate the hundreds who will be present (as was the case three years ago). . . St. John's is also a co-sponsor of the event.

jonathanpaulmayer said...

It's only an observation about priorities. The WELS doesn't have a campus large enough to host a worship conference either (but then again, we're a smaller synod and it's a larger conference). But you'll also find a new $26 million sports complex at CUNE, and still the education majors and pre-sem students have to worship in a stuffy little auditorium.

I'm sure the presentations will all be wonderful though. If there are recitals and services open to the public, I'll be sure to attend.

Steve Finnell said...


What do modern day apostles believe about themselves?

Do they believe they are receiving direct revelation from God the Father? Do they think that their words are Scripture? Do they believe that when they record their thoughts in church catechisms and new books of revelation they writing Scripture inspired by God?

What does the Bible say about the apostles chosen by Jesus Christ?

1. Galatians 1:1Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead).(NKJV)

Have those who claimed to be modern day apostles had a Damascus road experience? Where they chosen directly by Jesus.

2. Galatians 1:11-12 But I make known to you , brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received if from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.(NKJV)

Have men today who believe that they are apostles because of apostolic succession received revelation through Jesus Christ?

3. 2 Peter 3:15-16 ...Paul, accord to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all of his they do also the rest of the Scriptures. (NKJV)

All of the apostle Paul's letters were, in fact, Scriptures. Are the writings in church catechisms and books of, so-called, new revelation, Scriptures inspired by God?

4. John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (NKJV)

Jesus told the apostles the Holy Spirit would teach them all things. Which of the modern day apostles did Jesus say that?

5. 2 Timothy 3:15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.(NKJV)

Do the modern day apostles write Holy Scriptures in their creed books and so books of new revelation? Can their writing make men wise to salvation?

6. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God...

The writings of the apostles chosen by Jesus Christ were God breathed Scripture.

Who believes that the writings of modern day apostles are God breathed Scriptures? I, for one, do not believe that they are writing Scripture.

If what the modern day apostles are writing in their creed books, church catechisms, and books of new revelation are not Scripture, then of what value are they?

Modern day revelation that is synonymous with the Bible is unnecessary.

Modern day revelation that contradicts the Bible is false doctrine.