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South Region Pastoral Conference

Christians in a Woke World: A Call to Courage, Confession, and Love

Speakers: Dr. J.A. Pagán, Founder and Chief Instructor of The Institute for Intellectual Formation & Skeptical Inquiry, and Rev. Paul W. Dare, Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church and School, Alexandria, MN

Systemic racism, privilege, political correctness, woke, anti-racist, social justice are common words in the world today. What comes to mind when you hear them? Are you able to accurately define them? Does the world feel divided along the lines of race, gender, religion, and income? Does it seem to you that young people are often losing their Christian faith while attending college and coming out as political activists? Do you think people desire to be considered a victim or part of a victim group?

To understand our world and answer these questions, a Christian in today’s America must understand Neo Marxism, which is often called Cultural Marxism. This conference will seek to enhance the pastoral understanding of this, the predominant ideology of our day, while equipping pastors with a Bible Study for their people.

Dr. J.A. Pagán will lead us in a study of the historical and philosophical underpinnings of Cultural Marxism. Following him, Pastor Paul Dare, of Zion Lutheran Church and School, Alexandria, MN, will be leading us in a Bible Study he created for laity on Cultural Marxism.

Dates:  Monday, September 27, 2021 through Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Registration and payment due date is August 31, 2021.

Location and Accommodations: Starved Rock Conference Center in Utica, Illinois, www.starvedrocklodge.com, 800-868-7625, Please make your lodging reservation by Thursday, August 26, 2021. After this date our block of rooms will be released to the general public.


Contact: Rev. Michael Gudgel at 708-253-5761 or michael.gudgel@gmail.com

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East Region Pastoral Conference

The next East Region Pastor Conference will be held October 5-7, 2021, at DeKoven Center, Racine Wisconsin. We will update you as the details are finalized. Any questions in the meantime, may be directed to Rev. Steven Anderson at stevenanderson1530@gmail.com.

North/West Region Pastoral Conference

The next North and West Region Pastor Conference will be held October 12-13, 2021 at Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan Wisconsin. We will update you as the details are finalized. In the meantime, any questions may be directed to Rev. Eric Kennaugh at ekennaugh@ilcsbatavia.org.

Conference locations

DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin, is the site where East Region pastors meet.

South Region pastors set their conference in the scenic Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois.

Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin, is host location for the North and West Region combined conference.