Spring Pastors’ Conference
April 9-10, 2018
Younes Conference Center, Kearney
Topic: The District Presidium has chosen to offer a conference on “Creation, Sabbath, and the Biblical Theology of the Presence of God.”
Presenter: The presenter for this conference will be Rev. Dr. David Adams from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Dr. Adams is currently serving as Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology and Coordinator of the International Seminary Exchange Programs at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. A faculty member since 2000, his areas of interest and expertise include biblical theology, ancient Near Eastern culture and religion, biblical archaeology, and government activity as it relates to religion.
To help us get to know new people and develop relationships, there will be assigned seating on day one of the conference. There will be no assigned seating on day two.
Worship: The opening worship will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 2421 Avenue C, Kearney. Coffee, juice, fruit, and pastries will be served in the fellowship hall prior to the service. The offering will be designated for the Joint Seminary Fund.
Registration Information: On this page you can find the agenda, presenter information, registration form, and lodging information. Please return the registration form and full payment or register and pay online by Friday, March 23. The current Handbook of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod states, “All ordained and commissioned ministers on the district rosters are expected to attend meetings of their official conference or present a valid excuse.” Bylaw 4.8.2.(d)
Conference Fee: The conference fee of $145.00 is due with the registration form. This fee includes registration, breaks, meals, and speaker costs. Important Note – To help offset food/beverage costs, we have found it necessary to implement a registration fee for Pastors Emeritus. For the Spring 2018 conference, the fee will be $60.00. Emeritus scholarships may be requested. Please direct those requests to President Snow’s assistant, Kim Hofer, by sending an email to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing – postmarked, emailed, or faxed – no later than March 23. Written requests for refunds received after March 23 and before April 9 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee. Important: Refund requests on or after April 9 will only be considered at the discretion of the District President. Online registrations will be refunded minus the online processing fee.
Meals: Lunch on both Monday and Tuesday will be provided at the conference center. The evening meal on Monday will be on your own. President Snow and Valorie will host a fellowship time with beverages and light snacks at the Younes Conference Center beginning at 8:00 p.m. Monday evening.
Hotel/Motel Accommodations: Please make your own lodging arrangements. Participants are responsible for their own lodging expenses, as well as any necessary tax-exempt documentation when reservations are made and upon check-in to their room. Included here you will find a lodging information sheet. The guaranteed room rates are as follows:
Comfort Inn — $104.95 plus tax for a standard room
LaQuinta Inn & Suites — $104.95 plus tax for a standard room; $154.95 plus tax for a suite
Fairfield Inn — $109.95 plus tax for a standard room; $159.95 plus tax for a suite
We have reserved a block of rooms at each hotel for the evenings of Sunday, April 8, and Monday, April 9. If you wish to reserve a room in this block, reservations must be made before the cut-off date of March 11, 2018, at which time any remaining rooms will be released. When making your reservation, please ask for the Nebraska District LCMS 2018 Pastors’ Retreat special rate.
Spouse Registration: Complete the spouse registration part of the form if your wife is attending. There will be a $75.00 registration/participation fee for your wife to attend the conference, and she is welcome to attend any of the sessions and eat all of the meals or break foods. Also, no childcare will be available at this conference. Parents must supervise children attending the conference at all times to eliminate disruption of conference sessions.
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