Saturday March 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM CST
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First Lutheran Church 
120 5th Ave NW
Minot, ND 58703

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Sherie Heine 
Western North Dakota Synod-ELCA 

"Freedom in Christ as a Call to Serve" with Dr. Martin Lohrmann 

Join us for a day of engaging theological conversation. GIFTS events are open to all and are an engaging gathering of people interested in ongoing adult faith formation.  Come for Bible study, fellowship and the opportunity to Grow In Faith To Serve.

This presentation is the second in a year-long focus on Martin Luther: Teacher for Today, commemorating 500 years since the Lutheran Reformation.We'll join Dr. Martin Lohrmann of Wartburg Seminary in  exploring the themes of Spirit & Service in the Lutheran Confessions.

Coffee and check-in will be available at 8:30 a.m.
Event begins at 9 a.m.

Your Event Registration Fee of $15 covers lunch and snacks. 
Please consider a sponsoring membership to help fund the costs associated with bringing excellent presenters to our synod. 

Brief Description of the Day:

9:00-10:30: Christian Freedom – When we say we are freed in Christ, we mean it!
10:45-12:00: Lutheran Vocation – Who we are and what we do as Christians
12:00-12:45: Lunch
1:00-2:00: Citizenship and Service – Reformation views of how Christian faith impacts local communities
2:15-3:00: Free People Serve – Biblical and Reformation foundations about how freedom and service go together

Time for discussion will be included in each of these sessions.


Martin Lohrmann is Assistant Professor of Lutheran Confessions & Heritage at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, where he lives with his wife and three children. He is the author of Book of Harmony: Spirit and Service in the Lutheran Confessions (Fortress, 2016) and co-editor of 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture Series (IVP Academic, 2016). Before teaching at Wartburg Seminary, he served as a pastor of congregations in Ohio and Philadelphia, PA. 


A block of rooms has been reserved under the name "Western North Dakota G.I.F.T.S." at the Grand Hotel, 1505 N Broadway, Minot.  Please call 855-261-1567 for reservations.