Faith Family Reunion: Being a Parent of a Prodigal - Retreat | Lansing | Michigan District, LCMS

Faith Family Reunion: Being a Parent of a Prodigal - Retreat | Lansing

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 09:00 am to 03:00 pm EST

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
7000 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

Event Description: 

Faith Family Reunion: Being a Parent of a Prodigal

Two Retreat Options:

November 18, 2017 | Lansing

January 27, 2018 | Grand Rapids

All of us have someone in our lives who has strayed away from faith in Jesus Christ. How can we reach out not only to the prodigal but to the parents, families and friends of prodigals who struggle to know what to do? Join us for a retreat on these important issues and an introduction to a ministry opportunity that churches everywhere can easily implement.

Paula Isakson (Founder of Faith Family Reunion) will share the Faith Family Reunion curriculum that she and her father, Dr. Jakob K. Heckert (Co-Founder and Theological Editor) which they developed together, that addresses the subject matter head on. Additional resources will be presented from the Faith Family Reunion interactive website:

Help families’ welcome home family members who have wandered away.

Introduction to Curriculum

Registration Information: 

Registration is $10/person. Breakfast and Lunch are included.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact

Unable to make it on November 18? There is a similar event being held on January 27 in Grand Rapids.

Rev. Dietrick A. Gladden

Paula Isakson

Faith Family Reunion

Paula Isakson grew up in a wonderful Christian home, with loving and supportive parents who raised her in the faith. But, life took Paula in a different direction. She abandoned the faith of her childhood to find her own spiritual way in the world. Paula’s family and friends never gave up her. The Holy Spirit continued to work in Paula’s life. Now she brings Faith Family Reunion together to share the story of a God who never gives up on his people and encourage attendees never to give up on the lost people in their lives!

Paula Isakson founded Faith Family Reunion as a result of her own falling away from faith and then, by God’s grace, returning again. Faith Family Reunion addresses issues of children leaving their faith and the church, and gives parents a network to connect with other parents and families going through their own situations. It’s also a vehicle where families that have been reunited in faith can offer encouragement and can share testimonies, offering hope and inspiration to others in similar situations.

Agenda Details: 

Saturday, October 21

  9:00 a.m. Registration
  9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Introduction
  10:00 a.m. Curriculum Workshop
  11:30 a.m. Prayer & Reflection Time
  12:00 p.m. Lunch (Working Lunch)
  12:30 p.m. Curriculum Workshop
  3:00 p.m. Depart

Paula will be around for one-on-one discussion

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