56th Annual LWMS Convention
Des Moines, Iowa
“Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus in the Heartland”
The 56th Annual LWMS Convention will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, June 27-30, 2019.
The convention will be held in the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center located at the Iowa Events Center.
Convention Dates to Remember:
January 11 – Registration materials available
Online registration begins
January 15 – Convention hotels open for booking
March 31 – Tour registration deadline
April 1 – Early bird deadline
May 1 – Registration deadline
June 15 – Convention refund deadline
June 27 – Opening service
Visit the LWMS website for more information.
Beginning Thurs., June 27 at 7 p.m.
Thursday – opening service preacher will be Rev. Jon Bare, International Recruitment Director, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Friday speakers include:
Joel Sutton, Latin America Missions Team
Rev. Jonathan Bauer, Good News Lutheran Church, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin
Rev. Keith Free, Administrator, Home Missions
Rob Siirila, Hong Kong
Saturday speakers include:
Rev. Pheng Moua, Immanuel Hmong Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota
Rev. Larry Schlomer, Administrator, World Missions
Paul Nitz, Malawi, Africa
Sunday – closing service preacher will be Rev. Keith Free, Administrator, Home Missions
Five workshops will each be presented three times. The first workshop session is scheduled for Friday 10:15-11:15 a.m., session two is scheduled for Saturday 10:45-11:45 a.m., and session three is scheduled for Saturday 1:15-2:15 p.m. Each registered attendee can register for three workshop choices on their registration form. Workshops are ticketed events and all attendees must be registered for the convention. A workshop ticket exchange will be located at the Central Office booth while tickets are available.
The workshop choices are:
Supporting Our Home and World Missionaries – Mr. Sean and Mrs. Kirsten Young – Director of Mission Operations, WELS Center for Mission and Ministry
Steppin Out of My Comfort Zone – Mrs. Anita Smith – Mission Counselor for Friends of China
Walking Together in the Great Commission – Mr. Shannon Bohme – WELS Mission Journeys Coordinator
Moments with Our Missionary Wives – Mrs. Susan Nitz, Africa; Mrs. Judy Siirila, East Asia; Mrs. Lindsey Bauer, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin
God’s Grace Reaching Vietnam – Rev. Bunkeo Lor – Hmong Asia Ministry Coordinator; Rev. Jonathon Bare-International Recruitment Director, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary