BETHEL PARK (PITTSBURGH) – SEPTEMBER 26
Speakers: Pastor Michael Salemink, Pastor Wade Mobley, Pastor Scott Licht, Kristi Hofferber
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
Adult registration: $50. Student registration: $25. Lunch is included in the registration fee.
YouTube Live Stream Link – Note: We plan to offer live streaming of the conference at no charge. Please bear with us as we work through any technical issues.
Rev. Scott Licht, Executive Director of Finance and Operations of LFL
Title: “Invisible to Indispensable”
Overview: God doesn’t make spare parts. He has a vocation for ALL people regardless of their age, stage, ability, or life experience. Let’s look together at how indispensable everyone is, including those who may be “invisible” within our church and society at large.
Pastor Michael Salemink, Executive Director of Mission and Ministry of LFL
Title: “The Least of These: Examining the Ethics of Embryo Experimentation”
Overview: Learn to understand stem cell research, in vitro fertilization (and other assistive reproductive technologies), germ-line genetic editing, mitochondrial replacement therapy (three-parent embryos), ectogenesis (artificial wombs), vaccine production, and human cloning. We’ll consider what makes an embryo a member of the human race and reflect on how these biomedical technologies offer opportunities for confessing how Christ’s divine love treasures every human being.
Kristi Hofferber, Social worker and member of our LFL Board of Directors
Title: “Conceived in Rape and Incest, Blessed by Adoption, Born with Purpose!”
Overview: Kristi is a pro-life and adoption advocate who shares a message about the value of ALL lives. She speaks about how the gift of adoption saved her life and brought tremendous joy to her adoptive family, as well as her experience of learning just over a decade ago about her own traumatic conception.
Rev. Dr. Wade Mobley, President of the Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary
Title: “Cultivating Life in a Culture of Death: What a Global Pandemic Taught Us about Life, Death, and the Inescapable Realities around Us”
Overview: Cultivating our culture rather than castigating or capitulating. Tending our own plot, we have weeds—Pharisees who celebrate their own “righteousness.” It’s our job to address our lack thereof and turn to Christ for our remedy. We need to plant and tend the seeds, the miracle of life and growth. And we wait patiently for the harvest. Make abortion unthinkable. It became thinkable while illegal–legislation alone cannot be our aim. Bear fruit in due season and the necessity of investing in the single soul.
HOTELS NEAR RUTHFRED LUTHERAN CHURCH, BETHEL PARK
164 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
6 minutes / 2.7 miles
Holiday Inn Express
3053 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
13 minutes / 5.4 miles
Comfort Inn Mifflin – Pittsburg
1340 Lebanon Church Rd, West Mifflin, PA 15236
16 minutes / 7.2 miles
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/West Mifflin
1550 Lebanon Church Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh Airport
5311 Campbells Run Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
22 minutes / 13.6 miles
Home Suites by Hilton
3000 Horizon Vue Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317
17 minutes / 9.1 miles