“To the law and to the testimony! If people do not speak according to this word, there is no dawn for them.”
When Isaiah confronts a people who are lost in fear and trembling, who do not know where to turn as disaster overtakes them, he points them back to Scripture. Dr. Lawrenz takes us through a tour of how the entire scriptures, from beginning to end, testify about Christ: through the Torah, ancestral line of Jesus, and prophetic witness.
This year the Men's Retreat will be held at Camp Croix in Danbury WI, just a little over two hours northeast of the Twin Cities. Supported by WELS churches, surrounded by 160 acres of forest, and boasting 2,100 feet of lakeshore along Lake Rooney, Camp Croix hosts four weeks of youth Bible camp, plus family camp, retreats, conferences, and other events throughout the year.
For weekend retreaters, sleeping accommodations include the lodge and four-bunk cabins. There are also a number of spots for RVs with power and water connections. Please let us know if you would like to bring a camper or other RV. Boats are also welcome, and can be accommodated with the available docks.
John C. Lawrenz, 76, is a retired professor and missionary. Married to Phoebe with three children and 11 grandkids. Father's roots in Town Lomira WI. Attended WELS schools, plus Brandeis University in Massachusetts, where he earned a Ph.D. Served as a home missionary in Gainesville, FL for four years. Subsequently spent twenty years in WELS ministerial education (Sixteen years at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, four years at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, four years at synodical headquarters, and four years at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI). Mission work in India, Ukraine and China. Summer archaeologist in Israel with Tel Aviv University 1970-1999. Sent to Hong Kong in 2004 to begin a seminary there. Served as Old Testament professor and president at Asia Lutheran Seminary until retirement in 2013. Lives in east Milwaukee. Member today at St. Marcus (WELS).
While all are welcome, this retreat is designed for the adult men of WELS/ELS churches. Fathers are encouraged to bring their sons 16 years or older.