2018 Brad Alles Conference September 22

The Federation of Lutheran Churches



2018 Brad Alles Conference

An Intergenerational Conference for Youth and Adults


Saturday, September 22


Hosted by:

St. Paul Lutheran Church

5433 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45227


Tickets are free and available at Evenbrite.com

LCMS 2018 Brad Alles Conference



Brad Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin.  He graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and received his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago. Known for his ability to breakdown Scripture so it’s easily understood and applied, adding humor along the way, he is a frequent Bible study teacher at Milwaukee area churches. In addition, he is a featured speaker at state and national youth gatherings, as well as youth worker, teacher, and pastor conferences.  His passion for God’s Word comes through clearly in his teaching style. His family lives in Germantown, Wisconsin.

Itinerary for the Brad Alles Conference

12:00 PM        Pizza Lunch will be provided

1:00 PM          Origins: Evolution or Creation
Every worldview tells us from where we came.  Is life here by random chance or by God's purposeful design?

2:00 PM          Decision Making
Everyone has to make decisions.  How do you make good and godly ones?  Find out about God's sovereign, special, and moral guidance.


3:00 PM          Various activities are planned for Youth & Adults

4:00 PM          Ethics: Moral Relativism & the New Tolerance
Worldviews not only tell us our origin, they also tell us what is right and wrong.  If we each decide ethical standards, what is the new definition of tolerance?


5:30 PM          Dinner will be provided


7:00 PM          Neo-Atheism
Generation Z (born from 1999-2015) has double the percentage of atheists as previous generations.  Find out what the arguments are for believing there's no God and the reasons why adherents to Atheism have increased.

Adults are encouraged to attend any and all sessions,
especially the 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM sessions

Overflow Parking at Medpace

Brad Alles published materials will be available for purchase


Free Will Donation will be accepted to offset cost.


For more information please contact Pastor Poynter at 513-429-6778 or email him at masappoynter@reagan.com

Rekindle the Joy!

Sometimes we forget how privileged we are until we see others celebrate with pure joy what we have taken for granted! 

Join in the celebration, like these brothers and sisters in the faith!

Nsenga Celebration

(Please click the above link to watch video)

The Nsenga people never had the Word of God to read and study in their own language until this day. Then, after much preparation, the whole village turned out in their Sunday finest and received God via his New Testament Word with a multi-hour  reception fit for the King! They sang and danced in front of the cart carrying the precious Word just as King David jubilantly danced when finally bringing the Ark of God to Zion to dwell among them (2 Samuel 6:14).

Such joy over the precious Word of God! And immediate fellowship and reading!

Wandering through our homes, how likely is it we'd find multiple copies of this precious gift lying about, dusty, unused or  tucked in cases, pristine,  perfect spines, unopened? Why? What fear holds us back from the unmatched joy of having God himself speak to us through His Word?

Well fear not! Join in the GSL celebration of God's Word, like the Nsenga, this Sunday, August 19! We celebrate our opportunity to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest this gift. Celebrate like a child and with our children as we anticipate with great joy and renewed focus on the study of God's Word through our Sunday offerings for them and all our GSL adults. The stronger we are in the Word, the stronger and healthier we are as a church family.

Come! Celebrate! Join in Sunday Study alongside our children! Our adults will be blessed by the study of Timothy and Titus beginning August 26.  

Rekindle the Joy! 

Education and Youth News

 ·Rally Sunday is August 19, 2018.

·      Meeting with parents of Sunday school students on Rally Day at 9:45-10:40.

·      Youth annual canoe trip will be August 18th, cost is 16.00/person.  We will be doing an 8-mile trek.  We will be meeting at church at 9:00, and getting back roughly around 5:30.  You need to bring a packed lunch to take on the canoe, a change of clothes, and money for supper.  If you do not want to join us for supper you can always drive separately.  A sign-up sheet is above the water fountain.  I need to contact them by August 14th with a head count. The congregation is invited to join us for this youth event.

·      Florence Freedom night of worship is August 26th.  We have reserved 32 tickets for this event.  The cost is $14.00 per ticket.  The game is at 2:35 followed by a concert by Sidewalk Prophets.  This is open to anyone who wants to attend.  Deadline to register is August 17th.  The sign-up sheet is above the water fountain.

·      Any questions on the above please see Becky Aragon at 859-750-2618