Iowa West Symposium on Preaching

DATE: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (8:30am-2:30pm) 

PLACE: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa 

TO: Preachers of Iowa District West and LCMS 

FROM: Rev. Dr. Steve Turner, President Iowa District West 

Dear Brothers in Christ, 

The 2018 Kapfer Symposium on Preaching for pastors and vicars is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 from 8:30am-2:30pm (8:30-9am fellowship, coffee, etc.) at St. Paul Lutheran Church (400 South 13th St., Fort Dodge). We are very excited about this year’s Symposium. The Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb will speak on the topic "The Living Voice of the Gospel, Luther's Understanding of Preaching," with three sections entitled "Luther, Wittenberg's Preacher," "Can the Distinction of Law and Gospel Work Today," and "Luther's Preaching the Christian Life." 

Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb, emeritus professor of systematic theology of Concordia Seminary, taught at Concordia College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, for sixteen years before coming to the Seminary in 1993. Former chairman of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations of the LCMS, he is the co-editor of the 2000 translation of the Book of Concord, and the author or co-author of several books, including Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God, Luther and the Stories of God, the Genius of Luther's Theology (with Charles Arand), The Lutheran Confessions (with Chares Arand and James Nestingen), Martin Luther, Confessor of the Faith. He is co-editor, with Irene Dingel and L'ubomir Batka, of The Oxford Handbook to Martin Luther's Theology

The entire cost of the symposium (including registration and lunch) will be underwritten by the Richard G. Kapfer Memorial Fund and a grant from American Church Group/Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. If your plan includes arriving Monday evening, the district has a corporate rate with: 

Sleep Inn & Suites – 110 Leah Lane (down the road from the district office) 
515-302-8508 website | Iowa District West rate: $89.99 (plus tax) for a double queen room $94.49 (plus tax) for a king room 

Another hotel option: AmericInn – 100 West Kenyon Rd (down the road from the district office) 515-576-2100 website l Rate: $98.91 (plus tax) for a double queen room 

To register please contact my assistant, Jill Davis ( or (515.576.7666) no later than Thursday, April 12. I am looking forward to seeing you at the Symposium. 

Always in Grace, 

Pres. Steve Turner