2017 Spring Lay Theology Conference

May 6, 2017, 8am-4pm


About this year's conference...

Join us on Saturday, May 6, for the 2017 lay-focused theological conference. Rev. Jared Melius, Pastor to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Denver, CO, will be our guest speaker. Having given many lectures on the topic of heaven, Rev. Jared Melius will be lecturing on the topic "What is heaven like?" The conference will begin with breakfast at 8:00AM followed by a brief prayer service at 8:30AM on Saturday the 6th and run until 4:00pm that afternoon. We'll break for lunch at 11:45AM. The cost of the conference is free (suggested donation $10 to help cover the cost of the speaker and lunch). Bring a friend if you'd like! 

On the previous night, Friday the 5th, from 5-8pm we'll be having an informal dinner at Dave and Angie Groth's home (9S141 Stearman Dr., Naperville, IL for casual discussion with our speaker and fellowship with each other. Be sure to RSVP if you'd like to come to that by answering the question on this site! 

Questions? Contact Pastor Clemmer 630-355-2198 or sclemmer@bethanylcs.org


Schedule for Saturday, May 6:

8:00 Coffee and registration

8:30 Morning Prayer

9:00 Session 1: Death and the After-life: a Timeline

10:15 Break

10:30 Session 2: Hell: Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? 

11:45 Lunch

1:00 Session 3: As Much as We Can Say about Heaven (hint: a lot)

2:15 Break

2:30 Session 4: The Most Common Questions about Heaven

4:00 Depart


More about our speaker

Rev. Jared Melius graduated from the University of Washington in 2000 and then graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN in 2005. He was called to and ordained at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Denver in January of 2006 and has served there ever since as the sole pastor. Over the last 5 years, Pastor Melius has taken an interest in the subject of Heaven and has been asked to present in a number of forums on the subject. 

Pastor Melius is married to Jan and together they are raising six kids in their Broomfield, CO home. Between the two of them, Pastor and Jan stay busy with home-schooling, gardening and all kinds of outdoor activities. In addition they presently have two foster children. 

Link to last year's conference lectures with Dr. Adam Francisco on Apologetics