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The 2019 Canadian Rockies Theological Conference will be held April 30 through May 3 at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore, Alberta — just outside of Banff National Park.

This year’s theme is “The World Following Christ: The Lutheran Catechism as a resource for life and witness in parish, home and beyond.”

Featured speakers are the Rev. Larry Vogel and the Rev. Dr. Nathan Yoder.

Pastor Vogel will talk about how the catechisms may be used as a guide for following Jesus, as a devotional resource and as a tool for evangelism.

Pastor Yoder will explore the marks of Christian discipleship from a Lutheran perspective.

Pastor Vogel is the associate executive director of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. He has been a pastor for 37 years and He recently served on the drafting committee for the 2017 edition of Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation from Concordia Publishing House.

Dr. Yoder is pastor of St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maiden, N.C., and the dean of the NALC’s Carolinas Mission District. He also serves on the NALC Commission on Theology and Doctrine, the NALC Life to- Life Discipleship Team and as adjunct faculty for the North American Lutheran Seminary.

The Conference is sponsored by the Canadian Mission District of the NALC.

All are welcome to attend. The conference is designed for both lay and clergy and includes free time for sightseeing in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Registration fee is $350 (Canadian) including meals or $250 without meals.

More information on the conference is available in the Canadian Rockies Theological Conference group on Facebook or by contacting the organizers Pastor Karl Johnsen at [email protected] or Pastor Phil Gagnon at [email protected].