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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)

2013 Fall Bible Institute: Life Together in the Christian Family

Saturday, October 26, 2013

PDF Downloads and MP3 Audio Archives Available

Please join your brothers and sisters in Christ as we study the Word of God and the Christian Family, and rejoice in the Lord’s gracious reformation of the Church through His servant Martin Luther.

The Hausvater Project will have a table of books, plus Dr. Ryan MacPherson will give the opening presentation.

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 412 N Main St, Janesville, MN (507) 231-5189

Sponsor: LCMS Waseca Circuit


  • 3:00 pm “Holding Your Family Together in Christ,” by Dr. Ryan MacPherson (Associate Professor of History, Bethany Lutheran College, and Founding President, the Hausvater Project)
  • 3:45 pm “Are Family Devotions Really Necessary?,” by the Rev. Juan Palm (Trinity Lutheran Church, North Morristown, MN)
  • 4:45 pm “How Do I Do Family Devotions?,” by the Rev. David Mumme (Trinity Lutheran Church, Waterville, MN)
  • 5:30 pm Pizza for the Whole Family, catered by Pizza Ranch, Waseca, MN - Free Will Offering
  • 6:30 pm LCMS Waseca Circuit Reformation Divine Service, Preacher: The Rev. David Baumgarn (St. Paul Lutheran Church, Waseca, MN)


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