L to R - Leon Miles, Kevin Nelson, Roland Weisbrot, and Ed Skutshek. On October 18-19, CALC hosted its Annual Gathering. 78 delegates, guests and visitors gathered at the Best Western Port O’Call Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, for CALC’s 28th Annual General Convention. 28 of CALC’s 32 congregations were represented. The location of this year’s convention is significant. Twenty-eight years ago (1992) CALC’s constituting convention was held at the Port O’Call Hotel. One hundred delegates gathered from all over Canada and formed the organization which became the Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations.
At the gathering this year, Rev. Dr. John Eidsmoe, an instructor at ILT, talked about ap
On October 16 and 17, 2019, the Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations (CALC) and Institute of Lutheran Theology-Canada Society (ILTCS) held a Pastors’ Study Conference in Calgary, Alberta. ILTCS is a non-for-profit organization in Canada that supports the education of Canadian ILT students and supports Canadian pastors. ILTCS helps by providing funds to cover ILT’s expenses to Canadian students, to pay for the exchange rate between US and Canadian dollars (so that Canadian students can pay for tuition in Canadian dollars), and support pastors through the pastors’ study conference. Recently, the Medical Assistance in Dying Act (MAiD) was voted into law in Canada. MAiD allows those wh
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. 1 Timothy 5:17 October is Pastor Appreciation Month, it is an opportunity to recognize that we have so much to be appreciative of concerning our pastors. God calls special people into the ministry to do the vital work of the church to proclaim the Law and Gospel, to announce the forgiveness of sin. This has been true from the beginning of the church, but life is changing for congregations and their pastors. Churches struggle. We feel the pressure of a society that is more and more unconcerned with God, and in some ways antagonistic toward Christianity. Pastors stand daily
BOARD MEMBERS: Gathered at the Annual Board Meeting at the ILT campus are; rear, L to R - Dennis Bielfeldt, Kip Tyler, Fred Schickedanz, John Miller, and Douglas Bahr. Front - Ed Skutshek, John Stiegelmeier, Dorothy McNaught, and Becky Hand Unless the LORD builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain. -Psalm 127:1 The Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) was called into existence to meet a pressing need, and we remain committed to our original God-given mission. To remain steadfast whenever someone is replaced, we must recruit new personnel of the same character and vision as much as possible. Nowhere is this as plain as with a board where there are fixed terms. We are happy that we