Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
— Jude 1: 3–4

WHEN: Friday, August 11 thru Saturday, August 12, 2017
WHERE: Kongsvinger Lutheran Church | Oslo, Minnesota

Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517. As we mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we turn our hearts to the topic: Contend: How can you contend for the faith, once and for all delivered to the saints in the midst of a church culture that follows every strange wind of doctrine that comes down the pike?

Friday, August 11

  • Schedule TBA

Saturday, August 12

  • Schedule TBA

*Talk topics and titles will be announced soon.


Rev. Chris Rosebrough launched both Pirate Christian Radio and Fighting for the Faith in 2008, after doing apologetics ministry for over a decade. He serves as Pastor of Kongsvinger Lutheran Church in Minnesota (AALC).

Matthew Garnett For about 10 years, Matthew served as a minister in the Southern Baptist Church and was ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance.  After a stint at Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.), he studied ancient near-Eastern literature and New Testament at the Claremont School of Theology.  As the host of the In Layman’s Terms podcast, Matt warns his fellow laymen of the pitfalls, landmines, and hang ups of the pop-Evangelical world and the theological dead ends of religious liberalism.  

Steven Kozar has been a full-time, hyper-realist artist since 1986 (his “real job”). More recently he has become a fierce (yet hilarious) blogger with his Messed Up Church blog and regularly swash-buckles against any heresy that sails the Seven Seas. He has witnessed the Evangelical-decline firsthand since the late 1970s and hopes to be a “pied piper” speaking to the confused, hurting, and frustrated people in the Church. Steve says, “We all need to question the so-called experts!” As "curator" to our Museum of Idolatry, his snarky verbiage is the perfect companion to our Captain’s truth-telling podcast and his writing is found throughout our website. Many of his Watercolor Prints are available in our Bakesale and at

Amy Spreeman is a reporter who researches modern day apostate movements in order to equip Christians to study all things in the light of Scripture. You can read her reports on the Berean Examiner blog on Pirate Christian radio.

She is also the founder of the Christian news site Berean Research, and Naomi’s Table, a Bible-based program for women.

Amy started her journalism career as a television and radio news reporter. She has been a broadcaster and freelance writer for 25 years.  In 2010, she helped launch and co-host the radio talk show Stand Up For The Truth.



Kongsvinger Lutheran Church | 15950 470th AveNUE NW, Oslo, MN 56744

Kongsvinger Lutheran Church | 15950 470th AveNUE NW, Oslo, MN 56744

2017 PCR Conference Registration

Space is limited to only 150 adults and 50 children.

  • $114.95 – Adults & Youth, 13 and older
  • $24.95 – Youth & Children, 5-12 years
  • Toddlers & Infants 0-5 years are free

Conference registration price provides:

  • 8 – Conference Sessions
  • 2 – Ask the Pastor Panels
  • 2 – Lunches at Kongsvinger
  • 1 – Pirate Christian T-shirt (free)
  • Conference Audio Download

Childcare is available during all sessions for children 12 and under and toddlers who are potty trained. Register all family members.

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