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Join Us For Beautiful Feet 2018

Beautiful Feet Conference
November 1-3, 2018 at Concordia University Texas

The Beautiful Feet Mission Conference is planned by college students, for college students, and is held every year on a different college campus. We exist to connect mission-minded college students with opportunities to serve people and share the Gospel in their communities and around the world. The event features speakers, music, service projects, visiting with various Mission agencies, exploration of the host city, fellowship with other college students interested in missions, and so much more!

This year’s theme is LIVE HIM, based on Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV), “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Just for fun, here are a few other versions of Colossians 2:6-7:

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, November 1

    Thursday, November 1




    4:00 PM 6:00 PM

    Check in and registration (preserve tours available)

    Building A

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    LBT Cultural Dinner (small groups get to know each other)


    9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    The Refuge

    Building A

    10:00 PM – 10:45 PM

    Dancing on the Pier

    The Pier

  • Friday, November 2

    Friday, November 2




    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM



    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Drive to Service Sites


    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Work at Service Sites (Box Lunches will be provided)


    12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

    12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

    Drive to Community First! Village

    Speaker from Community First! Village


    1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Debriefing Service Events with Small Groups


    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Explore Austin and do Dinner on your own


    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Exhibitors in Building B


    6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

    J Brown Breaking Barriers Presentation

    Building A Chapel

    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Talking Pictures with Jacob Youmans

    Building A Chapel

    10:00 PM

    Depart for Hotels

  • Saturday, November 3

    Saturday, November 3




    8:45 AM 9:00 AM

    Opening Devotions

    Building A

    9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

    Speaker: Rev. John Reinke

    Building A

    9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

    Exhibitors in Building B

    Building B

    10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

    Breakout Session 1

    Rooms in Building C

    11:15 PM – 12:00 PM

    Breakout Session 2

    Rooms in Building C

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Lunch in Cafeteria (BF Advisory Board Meets)


    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Jungle Espionage Game

    Debrief in Small Groups

    Parking Lot C

    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Exhibitors in Building B

    Building B

    3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

    Breakout Session 3

    Rooms in Building C

    4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Breakout Session 4

    Rooms in Building C

    5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

    Reflection with School Groups


    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Tailgate Party

    Luther Park

    7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

    Speaker: Rev. Michael Newman Building A - Chapel

    8:00 PM 9:30 PM

    Closing Worship and Commissioning Building A - Chapel
  • Sunday, November 4

    Sunday, November 4

    Church opt;00ions in Austin

Main Speakers

  • J. Brown

    J Brown

    J. Brown

    Brown is an eighth degree black belt who started studying the martial arts over forty years ago with Tae Bo® founder, Billy Blanks. He is the founder of USA Martial Arts and has taught students all across the nation. He represented our country on the US karate team and won a gold medal at the world championship games in Italy.

    J is an alumnus of Concordia University Texas and attended Concordia Theological Seminary before being called to serve the church as a pastor for 8 years in Fort Wayne. He is currently the Director of Church Relations at CTX and heads their Pre-Seminary program. He has authored and co-authored multiple books, including, “Street Smarts from Christian Martial Arts,” and “Breaking Barriers,” as well as starring in a DVD made about this presentation. J currently teaches karate though a Christian martial arts ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cedar Park and continues to explore new and creative ways of sharing his faith.

  • Jacob Youmans

    Jacob Youmans

    Jacob Youmans

    Dr. Jacob Youmans has served as a Youth and Family Minister in Hawaii and California, and in July 2009, he started as the Director of the DCE (Director of Christian Education) program at Concordia University Texas.

    Jake has led and served on mission teams to every continent except Antarctica, authored four books: Talking Pictures: How to Turn a Trip to the Movies into a Mission Trip, Abba Daddy Do: Adventures in Child-Like Faith, Missional U: Life as a Mission Trip and Missional Too: The Trip of a Lifetime and has spoken to groups of students and adults all over the world. Most importantly, he's married to Christy, a teacher, artist and musician, and has two princesses, Maile who is 15 and Leilani who is 13.

  • Rev. John Reinke

    Pastor Reinke

    Rev. John Reinke

    World Lutheran Deaf Outreach

    Rev. Dr. Reinke works across the U.S. and around the world training people for Deaf Outreach. Pastor Reinke’s passion is helping people share their faith in Jesus with other people in a unique way – using American Sign Language. We want to equip people to reach the 98% of deaf people do not know that Jesus loves them and died to forgive their sins. World Lutheran Deaf Outreach provides workshops and resources to share Jesus with everyone, but especially with deaf people.

  • Michael Newman, Texas District President

    Michael Newman

    Michael Newman

    Michael Newman has been a pastor since 1987 and currently serves as the President of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

    Prior to his current ministry, he was a Mission and Ministry Facilitator in the Texas District and served congregations in Texas, Minnesota, and the Chicago area. His latest books are: “Gospel DNA: Five Markers of a Flourishing Church,” and “Hope When Your Heart Breaks: Navigating Grief and Loss.”

    In 1983 Pastor Newman received his B.A. degree from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan, majoring in Philosophy and Biblical Languages. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in 1987. He has been married to Cindy since 1983. They have been blessed with two wonderful daughters and their families. In his spare time you might catch him hanging out with his family, running a few miles on the Texas roads, or enjoying a good book.

View Breakout Session Speakers


  • Alaska Mission for Christ
  • CAN-DO Missions
  • Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
  • Crossing Cambodia
  • CrownPoint Ministries
  • Global Lutheran Outreach
  • Gospel for Asia
  • Joy-filled Children of the World
  • LCMS Office of International Mission
  • Lutheran Bible Translators
  • Lutheran Braille Workers
  • Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas - Camp Lone Star
  • Lutheran Women's Missionary League
  • Lutheran Young Adult Corps
  • Lutheran's For Life
  • Mission of Christ Network
  • Mobile Loves & Fishes - Community Corps Apprenticeship Program
  • RioMAC
  • Water to Thrive
  • World Mission Prayer League

Area Activity List

  • Barton Springs Pool
    (swimming, $8/ person)
    2201 Barton Springs Road
  • Zilker Park
    2100 Barton Springs Road
  • Graffiti Park
    1008 Baylor Street
  • Cathedral of Junk
    4422 Lareina Drive
  • Blanton Museum of Art
    200 E Martin Luther King Blvd
  • South Congress Avenue
    Lots of local shops, restaurants, people watching and sightseeing! The Capitol building is also up the street.
  • The Drag
    University of Texas Guadalupe Street
    Street with stores and restaurants, also right next to UT’s campus if you want to explore there.

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