West Pastors' Conference 2017 | Michigan District, LCMS

West Pastors' Conference 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 09:00 am EDT to Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:30 am EDT

Great Wolf Lodge
3575 U.S. HIghway 31 S
Traverse City, MI 49684

Event Description: 

From Reformation to World Lutheranism

Jesus charged His apostles, "Repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in my name to all nations" (Luke 24:47). Since the onset of the Reformation, the Lutheran Church has boldly proclaimed repentance for the forgiveness of sins to all nations through her clear message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone. What started with a German monk posting evangelical and ecclesiastical concerns on the chapel door in Wittenberg has blossomed into a wide-reaching, international presence of pure Gospel preaching and teaching. As executive secretary for the International Lutheran Council (ILC), Dr. Albert Collver has visited Lutheran Churches in over 50 countries across the globe. Using his unique experience rooted in a historical perspective, Dr. Collver will give us a 500-year checkup, as we’ve gone “From Reformation to World Lutheranism.” 

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Registration Information: 

Registration Fees

Pastors, Vicars, Deacons, Staff, Emeriti

Exhibitor Registration

Registration is now closed.

Registration: $50 / person

includes Tuesday lunch & dinner & Wednesday breakfast

Lodging Costs Detailed Below

Exhibitor Registration:
$125 plus meal cost

Cost for meals is noted on registration
Additional charges for electricity needs

Exhibitor Contract

Lodging Costs Detailed Below


Group Rate $104.99/night

Call 866-962-9653 and reference the code 1705MDLC. You may also make your reservation online at www.greatwolflodge.com/Traverse-City by utilizing the same code.  

Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver

Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver

Director of Church Relations
Assistant to the President
The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

The Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver, III is the Director of Church Relations and Assistant to the President for The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. Rev. Collver earned his M.Div., STM, and Ph.D. in Systematic theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. After graduating with his Ph.D., Rev. Collver served in the parish in DeWitt, Mich. and taught as an adjunct at Concordia University Ann Arbor. From 2006 to September 2010, he served as Executive Pastoral Assistant for LCMS World Relief and Human Care. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, Ind., Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Mo., and at the Siberian Lutheran Church’s Seminary in Novosibirsk, Russia. He has written extensively in various Lutheran publications. He has visited Lutheran churches in over 50 countries and serves as the executive secretary for the International Lutheran Council (ILC). He and his wife Terra have two children. 

Agenda Details: 

Tuesday May 16, 2017    
  9:00 a.m. Registration/Coffee & Juice  Trinity, Traverse City
  9:30 a.m. Divine Service  
  11:00 a.m.  Service Project  
  Noon Lunch  Great Wolf Lodge - White Pine Ballroom
  12-6pm Exhibits Open White Pine Lobby
  1:10 p.m. Introduction of Conference Topic and Speaker- Rev. Paul M. Doellinger White Pine Ballroom
  1:15 p.m. Session #1 - Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III  
  2:45 p.m. Concordia University Ann Arbor  
  3:00 p.m. Break White Pine Lobby
  3:30 p.m. Session #2 - Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III White Pine Ballroom
  5:00 p.m. Daily Prayer - Early Evening  
  6:00 p.m. Open Bar  
  6:30 p.m. Banquet  
  7:00 p.m. Gemutlichkeit- Sponsored by Church Extension Fund  
Wednesday May 17, 2017    
  7:30 a.m.  Breakfast White Pine Ballroom
  8:15 a.m. Daily Prayer- Morning  
  8:20 a.m. Session #3 - Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III  
  9:50 a.m. Break   
  10:00 a.m. District President's Report - Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier  
  10:45 a.m. Wellspring Lutheran Services  
  10:55 a.m. Church Extension Fund  
  11:00 a.m. Session #4 Q & A - Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III   
  11:30 a.m. Daily Prayer- Noon  
  11:35 a.m. Check Out by Noon - Lunch on Your Own  


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