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“Reaching Out Together” Conference Set For Feb. 2011

The third annual “Reaching Out Together” evangelism conference will take place on Feb. 12, 2011 on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. It is designed to inspire, encourage, teach, and give opportunity for putting into practice principles for talking about Jesus to others, especially the uncommitted or unchurched. This event is presented by the Saturday Outreach School in partnership with Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and the Missouri District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). “Reaching Out Together” is for pastors, evangelism boards, church leaders, and laypeople in the Missouri District and adjacent LCMS districts.

The keynote speaker for “Reaching Out Together” is Dr. Reed Lessing, director of the graduate school and associate professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He will speak on the topic, “Jonah: On a Tough Mission for a Tender God.”

Breakout session speakers include: Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez, “Five or More Things You Really Need to Know Before Reaching Out to Hispanics in the U.S.;” Rev. Ron Rall, “Welcoming the Stranger—Building a Multi-Ethnic Church;” Karen Davis, “International Student Ministry—St. Louis Reaches Out!;” Rev. Dar Karsten, “Being a Witness for Jesus Christ;” Rev. Quentin Poulson, “Net-Casting in Different Waters;” and Christian Friends of New Americans, “Cross-Cultural Outreach to New Americans in the St. Louis Area.”

Registration fee is $20 per participant for the first four people from a single congregation, and $15 for each additional participant. Fee includes lunch and all materials.

The registration deadline for “Reaching Out Together” is Feb. 1, 2011. For more information, contact continuing education at 314-505-7486 or e-mail You may also download a Conference brochure and registration form.