Siebert Lutheran Foundation  

2018 Change or Die Conference

Change or Die Conference

Thursday, October 11, 2018

8:30 a.m. - Registration & Networking
9:30 a.m. - Program
4:35 p.m. - Networking, Drinks, and Appetizers

NEW LOCATION!
Milwaukee Marriott West
W231N1600 Corporate Ct., Waukesha, WI 53186

Siebert Lutheran Foundation's Annual Change or Die Conference provides an opportunity for Lutheran ministry leaders to network and learn from each other. The event is a safe place for assembling people and building relationships across the Lutheran denominations. At the 2018 conference, we are excited to present Dr. James Emery White, the founding senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. White is a proflific author and Church & Culture national thought-leader. He will be speaking on "The Rise of the Nones and Generation Z." Also featured this year is a panel that will explore what "church culture" means in today's world, how that translates to each generation, and how change and renewal can revitalize ministry.

If you are planning on staying overnight at the Milwaukee Marriott West, you may take advantage of the conference group rate of $149.00 per night. Book online using this link or call 262.574.0888 and tell the hotel you are part of the Change or Die Conference group.

Registration will end on Oct. 7th.
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2018 Change or Die Speakers

Rev. Dr. James Emery White

Rev. Dr. James Emery White

James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina; President of Serious Times, a ministry which explores the intersection of faith and culture and hosts ChurchandCulture.org; ranked adjunctive professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also served as their fourth president; and author of more than twenty books.

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Rev. Dr. John Nunes

Rev. Dr. John Nunes

The Rev. John Arthur Nunes, Ph.D., began in 2016 as the ninth president of Concordia College-New York.

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Rev. Dr. Lisa Bates-Froiland

Rev. Dr. Lisa Bates-Froiland

Rev. Dr. Lisa Bates-Froiland was called to Redeemer Lutheran Church-Milwaukee in 2011. She will share the journey of fostering Spirit-driven growth to revive a dying congregation.

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2018 Panel: Understanding the Generations in Ministry

Panelists

Facilitator - Dr. Chip Espinoza

Dr. Chip Espinoza is an expert on generational diversity in organizations, an author, and the Dean of Strategy and Innovation at Vanguard University of Southern California.

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Mrs. Amy Jacobsen

Mrs. Amy Jacobsen's experience being welcomed by InterVarsity during her freshmen year of college led to a full-time career in vocational ministry. Her team at InterVarsity disciples college students to be passionate followers of Jesus and effective leaders of His mission on campus and beyond.

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Rev. Fred Nelson

Rev. Fred Nelson is the lead pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, a three-location multi-site congregation in Park Ridge and Chicago, Illinois that has a special heart for reaching and retaining 20 to 30-year-old young adults.

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Mr. Paul Stevens

Pastor Paul Stevens is a pastor at an urban, multi-ethnic, multi-site church in metro Milwaukee, with weekly attendance of over 2,000 at three locations in distinctly different neighborhoods.

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Contributing Sponsor:

 

 
 
Supporting Sponsors:

GSB Stewardship Consulting

 

CARTHAGE COLLEGE

 

METRO SOUND & VIDEO

 

2018 Change or Die Registration Form (Registration will close on Oct. 7th)

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Will you be staying for networking and appetizers beginning around 4:30 p.m. following the program? Your response will help us plan accordingly for food. 

Attention conference attendees from the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin area!

The Northwest Synod of Wisconsin is securing a van for the Change or Die Conference. They are making it available to anyone (ELCA, LCMS and WELS) who is interested. The cost will be approx. $40 per person and exact locations and times are to be determined (in 2017 the bus stopped in Baldwin, Eau Claire, and Hixton). Interested parties should contact the Northwest Synod office at 715.859.6810.

 

Our 2018 Planning Commitee consists of:

 

Rev. Walter Baires, Ascension Lutheran Church, Milwaukee
Rev. Dr. Bruce Becker, Time of Grace Ministry
Michelle Burmeister, Siebert Lutheran Foundation
Gretchen Jameson, Concordia University
Rev. Angela Khabeb, ELCA Pastor
Rev. Dr. John Parlow, St. Mark Lutheran Church, De Pere
Rev. Randy Raasch, First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg
Rev. Matthew Short, Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA
Brenda Skelton, Siebert Lutheran Foundation
Rev. Tom Wink, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Pewaukee

To watch the presentations from previous conferences, please click on the year: 20172016 | 2015

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