Nebraska District Pastors’ Conference

March 14-15, 2022
Spring Pastors’ Conference,
 Kearney

The conference will be Monday and Tuesday, March 14-15, at the new Younes Conference Center North located at 707 W. Talmadge Street in Kearney.

 

Pre-Conference reading materials from Rev. Dr. Middendorf.

 

Our topic will be “Paul’s Letter to the Romans.” The presenter for this conference will be Rev. Dr. Michael Middendorf from Concordia University, Irvine.  Dr. Middendorf is serving as Professor of Theology, teaching a wide variety of courses related to the Bible (e.g. Old and New Testament, Greek and Hebrew, and many more), as well as courses in the Master of Arts program and teaching seminarians studying for many types of ethnic ministry. He is the author of the Romans Commentary in the latest Concordia Series.

As at our recent conferences, circuits are encouraged to sit together to help facilitate discussion and long term accountability.

Worship

Divine Service will be late Monday afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church, 2421 Avenue C, Kearney.  The offering will be designated for the Joint Seminary Fund.

Conference Lodging

Conference hotel is the Crowne Plaza Hotel:  308-238-7000

$119.95/night (standard room)  Please note that this is the only hotel where we can offer a special conference rate.

  • Rooms available for the listed special rate above for the nights of March 13-14.
  • Please make your own lodging arrangements. Participants are responsible for their own lodging expenses, as well as any necessary tax-exempt documentation, when reservations are made and upon check-in to their room.
  • Specify you are with the “Nebraska District LCMS – 2022 Pastors Retreat” when calling to get the reduced rate.
  • Check-in time at the hotel is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.
  • The room block will be released on February 14, 2022. Be sure to make your reservation before that date.

 

Other Hotels

Candlewood Suites:  308-234-1100
Comfort Inn:  308-236-3400
Fairfield Inn:  308-236-4200
Hampton Inn:  308-234-3400
LaQuinta Inn & Suites:  308-237-4400

Agenda

Monday,  March 14

9:00 a.m.         Registration and Fellowship
10:00 a.m.       Session I: Introductions and Welcome; Opening Prayer; Keynote – Overview of Romans based on Paul’s use of the 3 key word groups; Table Discussion; Large Group Q & A
12:00 p.m.      Lunch at Younes Conference Center North
1:00 p.m.         Session II:  Keynote Numerous expressions of the Gospel in Romans; Table Discussion; Large Group Q & A
3:00 p.m.         District President’s Report
4:15 p.m.         Divine Service at Zion Lutheran Church, 2421 Avenue C, Kearney
5:45 p.m.         Dinner on Your Own
8:00 p.m.         Fellowship Time at Younes CC North – Hosted by President Snow

 

Tuesday, March 15

7:00 a.m.          Breakfast on Your Own
8:00 a.m.         Session III: Morning Prayer (Snow); Keynote – Problem passages, particularly in Romans 9 and 10; Table Discussion; Large Group Q & A
10:00 a.m.       Break
10:30 a.m.       Session IV: Keynote – Earthly authorities in Romans 13; Issues of “Adiaphora” in 14:1-15:13; Table Discussion; Large Group Q & A; Individual Reflection
12:30 p.m.       Sending
1:30 p.m.         Circuit Visitor and Vice President Meeting

Registration Information

Please submit registration form and full payment by Friday, February 25.The current Handbook of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod states, “All ordained and commissioned ministers on the district rosters are expected to attend meetings of their official conference or present a valid excuse.”  Bylaw 4.8.2.(d)

If you wish to register more than one person and make only one credit card payment, when you reach the payment site, go back to the registration page and enter the personal information for the other people in your group. Once you have submitted the personal information for each person, then you may make one credit card payment for the total amount. Complete your registration by entering your credit card payment information. Only one payment per credit card is allowed each day. No online registration will be valid until credit card payment is made. Questions about online registration may be directed to Kim Hofer at kimh@ndlcms.org.

  • Conference Fee: The conference fee of $110.00 is due with the registration form.  This fee includes registration, breaks, one lunch, and speaker costs. Please Note – To help offset conference costs, registration for pastors Emeritus will be $ 30.00.  Emeritus scholarships may be requested.  Please direct those requests to either President Snow or his assistant, Kim Hofer.
  • Cancellation policy:  Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing – postmarked, emailed, or faxed – no later than February 25, 2022.  Online registrations will be refunded minus the online processing fee, as applicable.  Written requests for refunds received after February 25 and before March 7 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee.
  • Meals: Lunch on Monday will be provided at the conference center. The evening meal on Monday and Tuesday lunch after the conference ends will be on your own. President Snow will host a fellowship time with beverages and light snacks at the Younes Conference Center North beginning at 8:00 p.m. Monday evening.
  • Hotel/Motel accommodations:  Please make your own lodging arrangements.  Participants are responsible for their own lodging expenses, as well as any necessary tax-exempt documentation, when reservations are made and upon check-in to their room. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the guaranteed room rate is $119.95 for a standard room.  The phone number for the Crowne Plaza is 308-238-7000. We have reserved a block of rooms for the evenings of Sunday, March 13, and Monday, March 14.  If you wish to reserve a room in this block, reservations must be made before the cut-off date of February 14, 2022, at which time any remaining rooms will be released.  When making your reservation, please ask for the Nebraska District LCMS 2022 Pastors’ Retreat special rate.
  • Spouse registration:  Complete the spouse registration part of the form if your wife is attending.  There will be a $ 55.00 registration/participation fee for your wife to attend the conference, and she is welcome to attend any of the sessions and eat the meals or break foods.  Also, no childcare will be availableParents must supervise children attending the conference at all times to eliminate disruption of conference sessions.

     

    Online Pastors’ Conference Registration

    Registration deadline is February 25.

    Conference registration fees (Includes meals, breaks, and conference expenses)

    • Pastors Emeritus, $30.00
    • All other classifications, $110.00
    • Spouse/Guest, $55.00

    Lodging is not included in this fee. When making hotel reservations, please remember rooms will be released February 14.

    Refund requests made on or before February 25 will be refunded in full. Requests made after February 25 and before March 7 will be refunded at 50%. All requests for refund must be made in writing (email is fine). Registrations made online will be refunded minus the online processing fee, as applicable.

    Only one payment per credit card is allowed each day by our payment site. If you wish to register more than one person and make only one credit card payment, when you reach the payment site, go back to this registration page and enter the personal information for the other people in your group. Once you have submitted the personal information for each person, then you may make one credit card payment for the total amount.

    If paying by check, please make your check out to “Nebraska District LCMS” and mail it to: Nebraska District LCMS, Attn: Conference Registration, PO Box 407, Seward, NE, 68434

    *CUNE and Exhibitors, please use one of the designated registration forms instead of this general registration form.

    Pastors Conference Registration - General Registration

    Classification

    14 + 7 =

    Other Registration Forms (Exhibitors & CUNE)

    Are you registering as an exhibitor? Click here for details and use the registration form below.

    Pastors’ Conference Registration – Exhibitors

    Registration deadline is February 25.

    Conference registration fees (Includes meals, breaks, and one display table)

    • Exhibitor registration fee, $55.00
    • Additional exhibitors, $55.00

    Lodging is not included in this fee. When making hotel reservations, please remember rooms will be released February 14.

    Refund requests made on or before February 25 will be refunded in full. Requests made after February 25 and before March 7 will be refunded at 50%. All requests for refund must be made in writing (email is fine). Registrations made online will be refunded minus the online processing fee, as applicable.

    Only one payment per credit card is allowed each day by our payment site. If you wish to register more than one person and make only one credit card payment, when you reach the payment site, go back to this registration page and enter the personal information for the other people in your group. Once you have submitted the personal information for each person, then you may make one credit card payment for the total amount.

    If paying by check, please make your check out to “Nebraska District LCMS” and mail it to: Nebraska District LCMS, Attn: Conference Registration, PO Box 407, Seward, NE, 68434

    Pastors Conference Registration - Exhibitor Registration

    15 + 3 =

    Are you part of CUNE faculty or staff? Click here for details and use the registration form below.

    Pastors’ Conference Registration – CUNE

    Registration deadline is February 25.

    Conference registration fees (Includes meals, breaks, and conference expenses)

    • Full conference registration fee, $110.00
    • Monday only, $55.00
    • Tuesday only, $55.00
    • Spouse/Guest, $55.00

    Lodging is not included in this fee. When making hotel reservations, please remember rooms will be released February 14.

    Refund requests made on or before February 25 will be refunded in full. Requests made after February 25 and before March 7 will be refunded at 50%. All requests for refund must be made in writing (email is fine). Registrations made online will be refunded minus the online processing fee, as applicable.

    Only one payment per credit card is allowed each day by our payment site. If you wish to register more than one person and make only one credit card payment, when you reach the payment site, go back to this registration page and enter the personal information for the other people in your group. Once you have submitted the personal information for each person, then you may make one credit card payment for the total amount.

    If paying by check, please make your check out to “Nebraska District LCMS” and mail it to: Nebraska District LCMS, Attn: Conference Registration, PO Box 407, Seward, NE, 68434

    Pastors Conference Registration - CUNE Registration

    What days are you attending?

    6 + 13 =