IL Spotlight: Demons and the Ministry of Deliverance

Price Qty*
Registration-- with Lodging show details + $200.00 (USD)  
Registration-- Commuter show details + $115.00 (USD)  

  • Start & End times
    September 25, 2017 - September 26, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Demons and the Ministry of Deliverance

Dr. John W. Kleinig, professor emeritus,
Luther Campus, Adelaide, Australia

Dr. Harold Ristau, professor, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Dates:  September 25 and 26, 2017

Place:  Chiara Center — Springfield, Illinois

What is the pastors’ conference about?

Instances of demonization have increased in recent times and are likely to increase even more in North America with the growing moral and spiritual disorder in the church and the family.  Dr. John Kleinig and Dr. Harold Ristau intend to explore the Biblical teaching on the subject from a Lutheran perspective and discuss the diverse character of demonization, its varied causes, and the appropriate remedy in each case. Their focus will be on the extraordinary ministry of deliverance in severe cases of demonization. They will offer pastoral advice on the practice of spiritual discernment, preparation for pastoral engagement in deliverance, appropriate engagement with a demonized person or place, and ongoing pastoral care for those who have been delivered. The goal of this Spotlight is to equip pastors to exercise the ministry of deliverance confidently as a normal part of the life and mission of a congregation.


Dr. John Kleinig

Dr. Harold Ristau

Speaker Bios: click here



building Location?  Chiara Center is in Springfield, IL.  Learn more about the retreat center here: Chiara Center .  Map and Contact information: click here

Cost?  Lodging conference price is $200 (includes program, materials, 3 meals, breaks, evening reception, and lodging).  Commuter conference price is $115 (includes everything above except breakfast and lodging).  Discounted commuter lodging is available at the Northfield Inn for $86 per night. Click here for hotel website.  Call 217-523-7900 before September 11 to reserve lodging.

Schedule?  Event check-in begins at 1:00 p.m. and the Spotlight begins at  2:15 p.m. on September 25th.  The conference ends at 3:00 p.m. on September 26th.   Event schedule: click here

Online registration closes on  September 17, 2017.  Contact Nancy Ewert after September 17 for availability (

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