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Theology for Ministry Conference

September 17, 2017 - September 19, 2017

Registration is now closed!



4:00-5:15 PM Check-in (Lodge)
4:30-5:15 PM First-Call Pastors Meeting
5:30 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
6:45 PM Gathering Music
7:00 PM Worship
Immediately Following Worship Our Shared Life and Ministry
9:00 PM Refreshments / Free Time
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall)
8:45 AM Gathering Music / Announcements
9:00 AM Worship
9:45 AM Refreshment Break
10:15 AM Presentation #1
Noon Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00-5:30 PM Free Time
4:30-5:30 PM Companion Synod Visit
5:30 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:00 PM Presentation #2
8:30 PM Refreshments / Free Time
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall)
8:45 AM Gathering Music
9:00 AM Presentation #3
10:30 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM Worship
Noon Lunch (Dining Hall)

Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Winston Persaud

Professor of Systematic Theology, The Kent S. Knutson & UELC Professor in Theology & Mission Director of the Center for Global Theologies

Dr. Winston D. Persaud is Professor of Systematic Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (Ph. D., 1980), Wartburg Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, 1977), and the University of Guyana (BA, 1974). He is a native of Guyana, where he served his home congregation, Redeemer Lutheran Church, prior to joining the Wartburg faculty, in February 1984. His teaching and research are focused on defining and confessing the gospel of Jesus Christ in a world of religious and non-religious alternatives. During his last sabbatical, 2004-05, the primary focus of his research was on reading the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue, USA, documents in light of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (31 October 1999) and Luther and the Religions. Dr. Persaud loves teaching the Christian faith in a variety of settings-in the USA, Guyana, and elsewhere internationally (e.g., seminary classroom, bishop’s academies, pastors’ and rostered-lay leaders’ fora, congregational adult education classes, youth camps and certification and leadership schools, church assemblies)-in ways that are faithful to Scripture, the Christian tradition and the Confessions, and contemporary contexts. He seeks to speak of God’s justifying grace in and through Jesus Christ in a way that makes the technical language of Scripture and the Confessions connect with the questions people are asking.


Registration is now closed.

  • Both Sunday and Monday night. All meals included.

  • Housing and meals for Sunday evening through Monday evening.

  • Housing and meals for Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon.

  • No housing or meals. If you would like a meal, you must pay at the front desk before the meal. Breakfast $13; Lunch $17; Dinner $21.


September 17, 2017
September 19, 2017


Northwestern MN Synod
(218) 299-3019