Doctor Barbara Rossing will lead us through the book of Revelation as we discover its theme of hope, not fear, and a renewed world in which all are welcome and have enough. Join us for a journey to the beautiful city and river of life.

Keynote Speaker

The Rev. Dr. Barbara R. Rossing

The Rev. Dr. Barbara R. Rossing is professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where she has taught since 1994. She loves to teach and preach about the Bible, including the Bible’s role in public life.

An avid environmentalist, Rossing is involved with environmental initiatives at the seminary. Rossing received the bachelor of arts degree from Carleton College with a major in geology; the master of divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School, where she received the Alumni Award for Distinction in Theological Education; and doctor of theology degree from Harvard University.

Ordained in 1982, she served as pastor of a congregation in Minnesota, director for Global Mission Interpretation for the American Lutheran Church, pastor at Holden Village Retreat Center, Chelan, Wash., and chaplain at Harvard University Divinity School.

Rossing has lectured and preached widely, including synod assemblies and international theological conferences. She has served on the executive committee and council of the Lutheran World Federation (2003-2010), chaired the Lutheran World Federation’s theology and studies committee, and chaired the LWF climate delegations to the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) in Copenhagen and Cancun.

As a public theologian her media appearances have included “CBS Sixty Minutes” as well as The History Channel, National Geographic, Living the Questions, and numerous print and radio interviews.

Her publications include The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation (Basic Books, 2004); The Choice Between Two Cities: Whore, Bride and Empire in the Apocalypse (Trinity Press, 1999); two volumes of the New Proclamation commentary (Fortress Press, 2000 and 2004); a nine-session Bible study, Journeys Through Revelation: Apocalyptic Hope for Today (Presbyterian Women, 2010); and articles, book chapters, commentaries and Bible studies on the Apocalypse and ecology.

Location Information

  • Mission Inn Resort & Club
  • 10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, 34737 US

General Information

Conference begins on Monday, September 16 at 1PM and concludes by noon on Wednesday, September 18.

Any pre-conference meetings to be announced.

Room rates:

  • Single Room - $540.00
  • Double Room - $400.00
  • Commuter - $200.00

Check-In time: 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11 AM.

Mission Inn has given us a rate of $119 ($99 room + $20 resort fee) per night for people coming in up to 3 days prior or staying 3 days longer than the event. Anyone interested, please call the Mission Inn directly at 352-324-3101 and ask for the “synod” rate.  This would be paid separately. 

Conference on Ministry Meals:

  • Monday - Lunch on your own, dinner will be provided.
  • Tuesday - Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be provided.
  • Wednesday - Breakfast will be on your own.

Golf:  $69.00 - Las Colinas Course. Tournament will be played the afternoon of Tuesday, September 17, 2024.  Please contact Tina Fritz at [email protected] for any information regarding the golf tournament.

Registration closes Tuesday, August 13, 2024.  No refunds will be issued after Friday, August 16, 2024.

Registrant Information


  • Golf tournament

    Golf tournament

    Tournament will be played the afternoon of Tuesday, September 17, 2024 at Las Colinas Course.

    $69.00 ea.

For Group registrations, a unique personal e-mail must be provided for each registrant for direct communications about Conference on Ministry.


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