Thursday, July 2, 2015

Where is the Church? "Stand Firm in the City"

Okay, I know that the chances are small of anyone here in Spartanburg, SC, attending this due to the distance, nonetheless, if someone is going to be in IN anyway, this might be worthwhile. Also, if you are visiting this blog and actually live in the Fort Wayne area, you might be interested.


Join The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Urban & Inner-City Mission for the “Stand Firm in the City” Conference on Oct. 12-14 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Join the LCMS on Oct. 12-14 for
‘Stand Firm in the City’ conference

Ferguson, Baltimore, Oakland — whose community is next? Where is the church?
Join The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for the “Stand Firm in the City” Urban & Inner-City Mission Conference, Oct. 12-14, at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. (CTSFW).
More information is available at, and please call 260-452-2204 or email with questions.
Among the topics to be addressed are:

+ Mission Field USA — Americans comprise the third-largest population of unchurched people in the world. Urbanization is accelerating this atrophy, as a gloomy economy drives more of the population to live in impoverished urban areas. Compounding the problem, many re-gentrified inner cities have become antagonistic to the church, as “new urbanites” transform America’s major cities into bastions of secularism. Despite these challenges, U.S. cities are some of our greatest mission fields.

+ Inner cities are groaning — Ferguson, Baltimore and Oakland could be any one of our major cities having the same issues – fires in the street, rioting, looting and distrust stemming from decades of broken promises. Poverty, crime, hopelessness and turmoil run rampant. A common thread includes the need for strong communities and families, quality education and health care, jobs, trust and reconciliation. But what is most needed is the Gospel.

Theme verse “And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49)

This conference is provided by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission and CTSFW. Visit to learn more about this ministry.

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