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Specialized Pastoral Ministry retreat: Belleville, Ill.

September 19, 2017 - September 21, 2017

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Specialized Pastoral Ministry will host a retreat Tuesday, Sept. 19, through Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Belleville, Ill., at the King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center.

The theme is “Crossing the Lines — Approaching the Edge,” and the keynote presenter is the Rev. Larry Vogel, associate executive director, LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations.

Registration information will be announced once it is finalized. Please contact 888-843-5267 or infocenter@lcms.org for more information.

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Bible study leader

  • The Rev. Timothy Scharr, president, LCMS Southern Illinois District


  • The Rev. Joshua Gale, executive director, Lutheran Church Charities, LCC Comfort Dogs Ministry and SPM

Peer presenters

  • The Rev. Joel Hempel, SPM interim director and religious endorser, and three colleagues will present challenging — and perhaps controversial — case material from their ministries.
  • The Rev. Larry Vogel and the Rev. Steven Briel will give their reflections, and peers will be invited to offer comments, ask questions and share wisdom in small, confidential groups.


Educational events are for those who serve in Specialized Pastoral Ministry: emergency services and institutional chaplains, pastoral counselors and clinical pastoral educators.

Learn more about Specialized Pastoral Ministry at lcms.org.spm.


September 19, 2017
September 21, 2017
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LCMS Specialized Spiritual Care Ministry
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King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center: Belleville, Ill.
700 N 66th Street
Belleville, IL 62223 United States
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