Lutherans For Life to celebrate 40 years at national conference

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By Caitlin Magness

Registration is open for the 2018 Lutherans For Life (LFL) National Conference, to be held Oct. 12–13 in St. Louis. 

Under the theme “From Age to Age the Same” (Is. 46:3–4), speakers will present on a variety of issues touching on every stage of human life, including the abortion pill, suicide awareness and prevention, sexuality and gender identity, death, grief and end-of-life care.

LFL Executive Director Rev. Michael Salemink says, “I’m very much looking forward to the life-minded fellowship of our national conference. We’re going to share worship, interaction, encouragement and education with hundreds of Gospel-motivated Lutherans. We’ll be celebrating Lutherans For Life’s fortieth year … as we recognize how God’s grace prevails in every age of history and every age of life.”

Conference highlights will include:

  • Worship at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Olivette, Mo. Immanuel is also the conference site.
  • Tours of Concordia Publishing House, the LCMS International Center and historic Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis.
  • A banquet with keynote address delivered by the Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Nafzger, former director of the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations.
  • Plenary addresses from the Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb and the Rev. Edward Fehskens III, both former LFL executive directors, and the Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
  • Tours of Semisaurus, a mobile creation museum.
  • An all-day children’s workshop on Oct. 13, with activities designed to teach children about life issues such as prenatal development and disability awareness.

In addition, pianist and former Life Team Leader Dr. Mark Laverty will perform a pre-conference recital at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Olivette, at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 11. The recital is free and open to the public.

Conference registration is $125 for adults attending the entire conference ($60 and $90 for only Friday or Saturday, respectively), $50 for students and $25 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under attend free.

For more information, or to register, visit

The Rev. Michael Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life, leads worship outside a Planned Parenthood facility in midtown St. Louis in 2015. Lutherans For Life will hold its annual national conference Oct. 12–13 in St. Louis. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Caitlin Magness ( is a freelance writer living in High Ridge, Mo.

Posted Sept. 27, 2018

Source: LCMS News