We have two retreats coming up in August!
As Christians, we learn that our only real enemies are sin, death, and the Devil. But do those things have any teeth these days? What is sin? Is it just a word used to browbeat the fun out of everything, or can there be some real ramifications in your life if you engage in sinful behavior? And death—sure, we all die, but what happens when we die? What are the consequences of "assuming room temperature"? Then there's the Devil—that quaint, outmoded idea of the Boogeyman used to frighten countless classes of Sunday School children. Or is there really something to this "devil" that we should be careful about? Learn how this "evil trinity" really does affect your everyday life and how, as a baptized child of God, you can rejoice in their defeat—in Christ.
Pastor Duane Bamsch serves Evangelists' Lutheran Church in Kingsbury, TX and is the Catechesis Coordinator for the 2012 Higher Things “Twelve” conferences.
Contrary to popular belief, confirmation is not your graduation from church. Way back when you were baptized, you were baptized into the faith of the Christian church. Over the years, and especially in confirmation class, you learn just what that faith consists of – in great detail! Confirmation teaches you who you are in Christ and how to confess your baptismal identity. Come and learn what a great blessing this tradition of our church is for you in Christ.
Pastor Borghardt is Senior Pastor at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in McHenry, Illinois and the Conference Executive for Higher Things.
When: August 17-18, 2012
Where: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church / 910 Wood Avenue / Rapid City, South Dakota
For more information visit: retreats.higherthings.org