July 10 *OR* July 17 Summer Cafe with Pastor Clark: Crashing Convention, Moving Forward

On June 23-4, 2022, the Indiana District of the LCMS held its Triennial Convention. One major motion had some really strong things to say about how the Church should address questions of race, economics, and gender. Pastor Clark almost “broke” the Convention offering a substitute motion calling for more discussion – which ultimately failed. Pastor Clark is now committed to finding other ways to intervene at the local, District, and Synod-wide level in the very near future.

Since this future intervention could involve St. Peter acting as a congregation, and because he more generally values your input as brothers and sisters in faith, Pastor Clark invites you to stay for 30-40 minutes after Sunday worship on EITHER July 10 OR July 17 (same presentation both days) to hear and discuss:

  • What happened at the District Convention – in all its drama and grace!
  • Why a careful response is so vital to the Church’s participation in God’s mission today
  • How all this relates to recent events and ongoing conflict at Concordia Wisconsin / Ann Arbor and Concordia Texas – and what this means for Lutheran Education as a whole
  • What Pastor Clark is considering in regard to St. Peter, our local pastors’ circuit, and the lead up process to next year’s 2023 LCMS Convention starting this Fall

If possible, you can prepare by reading the original motion and Pastor Clark’s substitute:

Published by Pastor Clark

I am the Associate Pastor of Outreach and Teaching. I look forward to hearing your story and being mutually encouraged by each others' faith--and questions!

2 thoughts on “July 10 *OR* July 17 Summer Cafe with Pastor Clark: Crashing Convention, Moving Forward

  1. Unfortunately, only July 10 will we be available for we are out of town on the 17th. If you meet only on the 17th,
    can you please film your gathering on the 17th for those who are seriously interested in hearing your viewpoints?
    Bruce and I just hate the thought of missing your thoughts beyond the paperwork or even the thoughts of this congregation. Don’t forget, you are loved more than you realize. sharon/bruce

  2. Thanks, Sharon, for the question–and the encouragement! To clarify: the presentation will happen on BOTH days (same presentation each time). So each person/family can choose either one. See you Sunday!

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