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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)

Crosslake, Minnesota
September 19-21, 2014

A Men's Retreat hosted by Salem Lutheran Church and presented by Dr. Ryan C. MacPherson, founding president of the Hausvater Project and Associate Professor of History at Bethany Lutheran College


  • The Family Altar: The Necessity and Benefit of Home Devotions
  • A Man's Vocation in the Family, Part I: Marriage
  • A Man's Vocation in the Family, Part II: Fatherhood
  • A Man's Vocation in the Church
  • A Man's Vocation in Society

Retreat Site

Beacon Shores Resort on Whitefish Lake
36859 Silver Peak Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
(218) 543-4166, (800) 950-9507 -

Registration (early bird discount available through Aug. 24)

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