This second International Conference on Confessional Leadership (ICCL) was held May 3-8, 2015 in Wittenberg, Germany.
The conference theme was: “Celebrating the Reformation Rightly: Remembrance, Repentance, Rejoicing.” Conference participants attended the dedication of Wittenberg’s “Old Latin School” and gathered for daily worship in the Stadtkirche, Saint Mary’s, the congregation where Martin Luther preached at least 1,000 times.
An overwhelmingly positive reaction to the first ICCL in 2012 led the 2013 LCMS convention to encourage this second gathering of worldwide leaders (Res. 4-04). Confessional Lutherans representing 41 countries and 23 million Lutherans worldwide heard presentations on central Reformation truths: Scripture’s authority, the centrality of Christ’s redemptive work for the world, and the Gospel’s assurance of grace through faith in Him.
The conference was a step toward helping prepare world Lutheranism for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 and was co-sponsored by the President’s Office and the Commission on Theology and Church Relations.
>> Download Conference Program Guide
>> Read Sept. 2015 Journal of Lutheran Mission