Pastor Mike Berg
"Vocation and Human Flourishing in a Suffering World"
No matter the era, humans ask the same questions: Why are we here? How shall we live? And, what is the good life? In short, what does it mean for a human to flourish, especially in the midst of suffering? Participants in this session will be introduced to the concepts of shalom, the theology of the cross and vocation in order to lead the people of God to a robust and thoughtful life of flourishing. From there, acts of charity and words of evangelism will hopefully flow with authenticity.
Pastor Berg serves St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wood Lake, MN. He is a graduate of Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN) and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Mequon, WI). He is currently finishing a Doctor of Ministry project at Biola University (La Mirada, CA) entitled Masks of God: Vocation as the Proper Setting for Human Flourishing. He is also a fellow of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism, and Human Rights (Strasbourg, France). Pastor Berg is married to Amanda, a preschool teacher and director for both St. John’s Preschool and Lakeview Public School. They have three daughters.