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Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)


In April 2016, Dr. Ryan C. MacPherson delivered four plenary addresses for Wittenberg Academy’s Family Retreat. The theme was Vocatio, Latin for “calling.” Your vocation is how your station in life, or calling, serves as a channel of God’s blessings to the people around you. These video archives provide background training that may assist pastors and other instructors in teaching Discovering Your Vocations in the Family, Church, and Society, a free Bible study provided by the Hausvater Project. For additional resources concerning the doctrine of vocation, click here.

Video Archives

1. Vocation: The Doctrine of Christian Callings

2. Your Christian Calling in the Family

3. Your Christian Calling in the Church

4. Your Christian Calling in Society

Video Links: Courtesy of Wittenberg Academy

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