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First 'Reaching Out Together' Conference In February

Concordia Seminary will hold an evangelism conference titled “Reaching Out Together” on Feb. 14, 2009, on the campus of Concordia Seminary. The conference is sponsored by the partnership of Concordia Seminary, the Missouri District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and North American Missions Ablaze! of the LCMS. This event is designed for pastors, evangelism boards, church leaders and laypeople in the Missouri District and adjacent LCMS districts.

“For years a group of St. Louis area congregations have been emphasizing the importance of evangelism with their ‘Saturday Outreach School,’” commented Rev. Rick Marrs, director of continuing education and parish services. “We are very pleased to be able to reach out together with them and with Synod’s Ablaze! program to encourage even more congregations and Christians to creatively reach out to their communities with the blessed Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, will serve as the conference keynote speaker. Other presenters will include Rev. Scott Snow, director of national outreach with LCMS World Mission; Rev. Joseph Sullivan, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Mo.; and Dr. Yohannes Mengsteab, national director of new mission fields development with LCMS World Mission.

Registration is required. The cost is $20 per participant for the first four from a single congregation; $12.50 per participant for each additional participant. Fees include all materials and lunch. Registration is due by Feb. 6, 2009.

For more information or to register for “Reaching Out Together,” call 314-505-7486 or e-mail ce@csl.edu. Concordia Seminary is located at 801 Seminary Place in Clayton, Mo.