MLC Visiting Scholar Program

The Visiting Scholar Program's purpose is to bring visiting scholars to MLC who have knowledge of the world and the direction the political environment is headed, along with their personal unique gifts and perspectives, as well as a spiritual emphasis.  

Overall, We are seeking to learn more about how Christian communities and individuals live cope and react to the challenges that all face as well as to understand our own situation and find ways to respond

Objectives of the Visiting Scholar program are as follows: 

  • To understand the world view and how the future might be impacted by current political circumstances and spiritual unrest
  • To learn about the impact that the eradication of Christian religious sites along with the corresponding loss of life would have on future generations as well as the transmission of the Christian faith in the future
  • To explore how we might influence the future direction of our government
  • To explore what we might do on an individual level to ensure the continuation of Judeo/Christian ways of life

Mark your calendars!

Dr. Dale Meyer
November 5 - 7, 2021
president emeritus and professor emeritus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will be our guest lecturer in November.

Dr. Meyer has been speaking and preaching for more than 40 years. His areas of interest and study include 1 Peter, the church in a changing culture and the Sabbath applied to life today.

LECTURE Schedule
Friday at 7:00 p.m.  Sat. at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (boxed lunch provided) and Sunday Worship at 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Myer will be preaching at our 9:39 a.m. worship service and everyone is invited!

A free will offering will be taken for a donation to Amigos en Cristo as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Reservations are required so that we know how many people to expect. Click Here to make your reservation.

Lee Stroble
January 21 & 22, 2022 
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies in total. He currently serves as Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.

More details coming after Dr. Meyer's event.

In February 2021 we welcomed Dr. Scott Sullivan 
Author, Teacher, Apologetics  Scholar, Dr. Sullivan lectured on: 
The importance of God when it comes to morality and a Christian critique of communism. 

Third Annual VSP
David Zahl, Author of “SeculosityHow Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What To Do About It.”

David brought to us the all-too-real topic of how our everyday activities in life often provide more meaning than they should, and yes, even take the place of God in our lives.

Second Annual VSP
“A Reformation Visit” with our special guests Pastor Schuschke, who portrayed Martin Luther. 

And a discussion with Andreas Sturm, a German Theologian who came from Neulussheim, Germany to speak to us about Martin Luther and the Reformation.

Inaugural VSP
Dr. Mitri Raheb, the most widely published Palestinian theologian to date. Dr. Raheb is a Lutheran Palestinian Pastor who serves Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. 

Dr. Raheb presentation: “Assuring that Christianity Survives and Thrives in the Holy Land”