"Be Constant in Prayer" 2019 Theological Conference | Michigan District, LCMS

"Be Constant in Prayer" 2019 Theological Conference

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 08:00 am to 04:00 pm EST

Our Savior Lutheran Church
7910 E St Joe Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

Event Description: 

Prayer is dangerous. It can change you. It can disrupt your life/routine. Don’t pray, and let everything be the way it is. Pray, and receive peace, guidance, understanding, faith, purpose, protection from evil, and a deeper relationship with God. Jesus prayed often, and He tells us to be constant in prayer. Join us at "Be Constant in Prayer" and learn more about this gift from our heavenly Father.

Media Kit

Bulletin Insert - for use in bulletins/congregational handouts

Wide Screen JPG for Presentations

Standard Screen JPG for Presentations

"Quarter Page Ad" for use in Newsletters/Congregational Media Outlets

Promo Video for Download (mp4 file - in Dropbox)



Registration Information: 

Student - $15/person

General - $20/person

Register for Free Livestream

Deadline to register is January 21, 2019.

Compassion Ministry

In support of Michigan District “Great Compassion Ministry,” the conference will partner with Our Savior Food Bank. The Our Savior Food Bank is one of the largest in Ingham County, serving 10,000 people a year (almost a hundred people a day each day it is open, 3 days a week). In addition to the food they get through the Greater Lansing Food Bank, they also provide clothing, school supplies, toiletries, and hygiene products.

Please consider bringing one or more of the items below to support the ministry:

BIBLES – especially for children

COATS, GLOVES, MITTENS, – all sizes and both male and female

DIAPERS (all / any) size, WIPES


SOUPS, especially Vegetable and/or Tomato







Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier

Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier - Moderator

Michigan District, LCMS

President Maier attended Concordia University Ann Arbor and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. After his Ordination on August 15, 1982, he served as Mission Pastor of Our Savior in Marlette, Mich. as well as Youth Pastor and interim Head Pastor at St. Peter in Arlington Heights, Ill. In 1989, he was called to Our Savior, Lansing as Administrative/Senior Pastor where he served until he was elected President of the Michigan District, LCMS in June of 2009. In addition to serving as Michigan District President, he also serves as Chairman of the LCMS Council of Presidents.

Rev. Dr. Victor J. Belton

Rev. Dr. Victor J. Belton

The Grace of Prayer

Pastor Belton serves Concordia College in Bronxville, NY as Regional Representative for Advancement. He has a passion for seeing young people come to Christ and is an active mentor for a number of young saints in the community. He is a certified coach through the Center for United States Missions and works with other pastors and leaders to plan and implement prayer initiatives that impact the advance of the Kingdom of God, as well as the Lord’s Church and his people in the earth.

Mrs. Constance L. Denninger

Mrs. Constance L. Denninger

Doorways Into Prayer

Family Life Educator. Spiritual Formation researcher. Vintage Grace blogger. Gardener. Visual Faith Coach learning to be a Digital Missioner. Loves the sacred space of home. Seeks to live life as prayer. Encourager to husband John, serving as LCMS Southeastern District President, and three daughters with super spouses. Delights being Gigi to six grandsons.

Rev. Christopher K. Paavola

Rev. Christopher K. Paavola

The Forgotten Prayer

Pastor Paavola is a church-planting pastor in University City, Mo., an inner-belt city of metro St. Louis. After prayer walking more than 100 miles through his community, Chris began efforts to plant “a church as diverse as the city it serves” called All Nations Church, with a mission of doing “whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus.”

Rev. C. Bryan Wolfmueller

Rev. C. Bryan Wolfmueller

St. Paul's School of Prayer

Pastor Wolfmueller is pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colo. He is the author of Has American Christianity Failed? and Final Victory: Contemplating the Death and Funeral of a Christian. He is the co-host of Table Talk radio podcast, and creator of Grappling with the Text, a weekly video Bible Study, and has a number of other theological projects that all end up on his blog, wolfmueller.co. Bryan is a member of the Doxology Collegium.

Rev. John R. Rathje

Rev. John R. Rathje


Pastor Rathje is currently the Dean of Students at Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA). He has served in a variety of roles from mission pastor and college professor to a licensed therapist, youth director, elementary teacher, Army Captain, and barista. John wants everyone to trust that Jesus can restore lives. Restoring life through simplicity, boldness, and grace is his life theme.


Agenda Details: 
8:00 a.m. Optional "Prayer Time" Chapel
8:30 a.m. Registration/Fellowship Sanctuary Lobby
8:55 a.m. Opening - Rev. David P. E. Maier Sanctuary
9:15 a.m. The Grace of Prayer Sanctuary
10:00 a.m. Practical Lesson - Rev. John R. Rathje Sanctuary
10:10 a.m. Q & A Sanctuary
10:15 a.m. BREAK Sanctuary Lobby
10:30 a.m. Doorways Into Prayer - Mrs. Constance L. Denniger Sanctuary
11:15 a.m. Practical Lesson - Rev. John R. Rathje Sanctuary
11:25 a.m. Q & A Sanctuary
11:30 a.m. LUNCH Gymnasium
11:30 a.m. Optional "Prayer Time" Chapel
12:15 p.m. St. Paul's School of Prayer - Rev. C. Bryan Wolfmueller Sanctuary
1:00 p.m. Practical Lesson - Rev. John R. Rathje Sanctuary
1:10 p.m. Q & A Sanctuary
1:15 p.m. BREAK Sanctuary Lobby
1:30 p.m. The Forgotten Prayer - Rev. Christopher Paavola Sanctuary
2:15 p.m. Practical Lesson - Rev. John R. Rathje Sanctuary
2:25 p.m. Q & A Sanctuary
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion Sanctuary
3:00 p.m. Final Comments Sanctuary
3:15 p.m. Prayer Time Chapel


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