Tell the Good News about Jesus Convocation


When: February 10-11, 2023
Where: Ramkota, Casper
Topic: The St. Peter Option: Living as Exiles in a Foreign Land

What troubles you as a Christian these days? What causes you to fear for the future? What is our response to LGBTQ theology, transgenderism, Woke ideology, cancel culture, global climate change, progressivism, totalitarianism, the loss of freedom, Christian persecution, and a host of other threats? This year’s convocation speaker will engage themes from the blessed apostle St. Peter in addressing how we are called to confess and live joyfully and without fear as Christian pilgrims in a world of darkness and hostility toward the Christian faith. Peter says, “Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness an fear” (1 Peter 3:15 NKJV).

“The St. Peter Option” will explore how we are called to live in this vale of tears. Peter emphasizes that our calling in this world is always to trust in Christ and to sing the praises of our God without despair, even as we learn His Word deeply so that we might give a defense of our faith. Peter’s opening doxology in his first epistle serves as the foundation for living as Christian pilgrims: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials … yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith — the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:3-9 NKJV).

Cost  (Includes Banquet):

Family of 3 or more:   $125
Individual adult or child (10 and up):  $50
College students:  $25

Registration Deadline:  2/3/2023

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 10
12:30 Registration Begins
1:30-3:00pm: Session 1 with Pr. Bender
3:15-4:45pm: Session 2 with Pr. Bender
5:00-5:30pm: Vespers
6:00-7:00pm: Social Hour (Cash bar)
7:00-8:45pm: Banquet
8:45-9:00pm: Compline

Saturday, February 11 (Breakfast on your own)
8:30am: Matins
9:15am: Session 3 with Pr. Bender
10:30-12:00pm: Session 4 with Pr. Bender
12:00-1:30pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:20pm: Q&A
2:25-3:00pm: Responsive Prayer 2

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