Workshops & Training
Workshops and Training  

Advent/Lenten Sermon Series

Creation Photography Workshop

Church Reconciling
Coaching Conflict  

Creation Photography Weekend

September 27-29, 2013

Join other photographers  who have a special desire to learn how to capture God’s magnificent creation through their art. Led by a professional photographer, you’ll see nature as it prepares to slumber. Ottertail County is one of the most beautiful areas of Minnesota.  This event will allow you to photograph Autumn both from the big and bold colors to the unique beauty of single animals, plants, and insects. Register by clicking here.  To register on-line click here

Dates: September 27-29

Rates: $95

Ages: 16 and older


Church Reconciler Training

October 13-19, 2013

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Coaching Conflict

October 14-16, 2013

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 Advent/Lenten Sermon Series

October 21-22. 2012

Advent and Lenten Planning Retreat

October 21-22, 2013 Lutheran Island Camp, Henning MN

Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University and a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works.  His novels include two historical documentaries — Pontius Pilateand The Flames of Rome— as well as A Skeleton in God’s Closet, a theological thriller that became a #1 national bestseller in religious fiction when it first released.  Sequels, More than a Skeletonand The Constantine Codex, followed in 2003 and 2011.

His nonfiction works include In the Fullness of Time, a book that correlates sacred with secular evidence from the ancient world impinging on Jesus and early Christianity; Josephus: The Essential Works, a new translation / commentary on writings of the first-century Jewish historian; and Eusebius: The Church History, a similar book on the first Christian historian.  More than five million of Maier’s books are now in print in twenty languages, as well as over 250 scholarly articles and reviews in professional journals.  Dr. Maier lectures widely, appears frequently on national radio, television, and newspaper interviews, and has received numerous awards.  He has also penned seven children’s books and hosted six video seminars dealing with Jesus, St. Paul, the early church, and current Christianity.


God's spokesmen in the Old Testament gave ever more detailed foretellings of what the Messiah would be like. with Isaiah the greatest of all, since he wrote a virtual Gospel 700 years before Christ.

That first Advent was the longest of all, extending from Creation to the Annunciation.  When it came to fulfillments, Dr. Maier will retell the Nativity account, showing not only how the prophecies were fulfilled, sometimes to the very letter, but will also present fresh information from archaeology and history to illuminate the magnificent story we have known all our lives.


Equally familiar to us all, the Lent-Easter account can never be embellished.  But it can indeed be supplemented by exciting archaeological finds and fresh insights that provide additional depth, color, and dimension to the events at the culmination of Jesus' ministry.  Dr. Maier will unveil the latest findings regarding the plot against Jesus, the role of Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin, the politics behind the Crucifixion, Pontius Pilate, and other information regarding the Week that changed the world.  Using the tools of the historical profession, he will also prove the Empty Tomb and nearly prove the Resurrection itself.

Cost: $115 Full Rate/ Commuter Rate $80:  After October 17: $130 Full Rate/$95 Commuter Rate


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