The ACELC exists "to give a united voice against errors that are officially adopted in convention, tolerated, and/or promoted in the LCMS.”

A Sincere Faith

The following is a brief abstract provided by Pr. Jonathan Fisk of his upcoming presentation at the ACELC Conference. His topic as it relates to 1 Timothy is “a sincere faith” (1:5).

Post-2020 is a brave new world of fragmenting globalism and local isolation. In this America, the local Christian congregation has long since lost the right to assume a place. Our future can no longer be taken for granted.


Christianity has fallen far from its once vaunted place of dignity. We live in a suburban wasteland plagued by morbid obesity, escapism-addiction, and peasant-mindedness. We are willingly subjected to economic, political and psychological warfare. We have lost the respect of the world around us.


But why would they respect us when we have no integrity?


Tracking with St. Paul's admonition to "a sincere faith," the pursuit of integrity in the language of the Psalms opens to us a Kingdom of "extreme ownership" in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With a prudent call to S.O.S. like true Christians, attendees will walk away with tools for local discipleship that put this wisdom of God's Election into practice right away.

We thank Pr. Fisk for sharing this taste of insight with us. We look forward to hearing more of what he has to say.

We hope you will join us July 11th and 12th for learning and conversation at the upcoming ACELC Conference: The Aim of Our Charge. Our business meeting will be held on July 13th.

Register here by June 15th for the early bird rate of $ 99 (includes banquet). Regular registration after June 15th is $ 115 (includes banquet).



2023 Conference

The Aim of Our Charge
July 11-13, 2023
Advent Lutheran Church, Zionsville, IN

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  • The Rev. Dr. Peter Scaer, Professor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN
  • The Rev. Dr. David Petersen, Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, IN
  • The Rev. Dr. Richard Stuckwisch, President of the Indiana District, LCMS
  • The Rev. Jonathan Fisk, Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL
  • The Rev. Hans Fiene, Pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Crestwood, MO

Past Conference Presentations:

Catechesis and Synodical Unity, 2022

Ecclesiastical Supervision, 2021

The Church's Mission & Evangelistic Task, 2019

Unionism & Syncretism, 2018

The Order of Creation, 2017

Dispute Resolution, 2016

Unbiblical Removal of Pastors, 2015

Office of the Holy Ministry, 2014

The Divine Service, 2013

The Lord’s Supper!, 2012

Addressing Error in The LCMS, 2011


This video serves as a great discussion prompter for congregations, gatherings of circuit pastors, districts—all who care about the spiritual well-being of our brothers and sisters in Christ within the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. It spells out clearly the issues of doctrine and practice that continue to cause division within our synod and threaten our ability to walk together. It also shows our desire assist in the return to faithfulness within our synod.

We encourage you to watch this video, and use the study guides, as we together seek to deal with such issues, guided by the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. We pray that these resources, and others available through the ACELC website, will be a blessing to you and our synod. We welcome your feedback.

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