Nationwide Summer Workshops Offered Through Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary is pleased to announce its summer 2011 series of workshops for pastors, professional church workers, and interested laypersons. Eighteen workshops, covering a wide variety of subjects, are offered nationwide.

The cost for each summer workshop is $135 (with the exception of the three Hispanic Studies workshops, which cost $75 each), which includes 1.5 CEU credits. Payment is due 21 days prior to the beginning of each workshop, and workshops have a minimum required enrollment. Housing and meal information may be obtained from the host pastor.

To register or to receive further information, contact the Office of Continuing Education and Parish Services, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Pl., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7486; ce@csl.edu.

June 27-29: Together with All Creatures: Caring for God’s Living Earth – Dr. Charles Arand. Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018. Host: Dr. Jeffrey T. Schrank, 602-955-4830; christchurch@cclphoenix.org.

June 27-29: Formative Preaching: Sermons that Shape the Lives of God’s People – Dr. David Schmitt. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1200 13th Ave. NW, Austin, MN 55912. Host: Rev. Tom Ogilvie, 507-433-2642; stjohns@smig.net.

July 7-9: Christ, Redeemer of the Family: Ministering to the Hispanic/Latino in a North American Context – Mark Kempff. LINC-Houston, 161 West Rd., Houston, TX 77037. Host: Rev. David Kim, 713-426-2451; davidkim@linchouston.org.

July 11-13: Formative Preaching: Sermons that Shape the Lives of God’s People – Dr. David Schmitt. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 154 S. Shaffer St., Orange, CA 92866. Host: Rev. Michael Hayes, 714-288-4400; mhayes@stjohnsorange.org.

July 11-13: Isaiah 1-12, The Holy One of Israel in Our Midst – Dr. Andrew Bartelt. St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 1st St. E., West Fargo, ND 58078. Host: Rev. Clark H. Jahnke, 701-282-4195; revchjahnke@ideaone.net.

July 25-27: Paul, Justification, and New Perspectives – Dr. Jeffrey Kloha. Zion Lutheran Church, 300 Lake St., Alexandria, MN 56308. Host: Rev. David Hinz, 320-763-4842; djhinz1@earthlink.net.

July 25-27: Faith and Creative Writing – Travis Scholl and Peter Mead. Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Pl., St. Louis, MO 63105. Host: Continuing Education, 314-505-7486; ce@csl.edu.

August 1-3: The Uniqueness of Christ in a Pluralistic Culture: Through Lutheran Eyes – Dr. Joel Okamoto. Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66207. Host: Rev. Bryan Drebes, 913-648-2228 x119; bdrebe@bethanylutheran-op.org.

August 1-3: Two Kinds of Righteousness: A Better Paradigm than Law and Gospel – Dr. Joel Biermann. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 14715 Washington Rd., Norton, KS 67654. Host: Rev. Rick Rostek, 785-877-2430; ilcnorton@ruraltel.net.

August 1-3: When Things Fall Apart – Dr. Henry Rowold. St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109. Host: Rev. Dr. Paul Hoffman, 216-351-6499; stjamescleve@juno.com.

August 8-9: Why Are We So Divided? A Historical/Social Study of the Roots of Recent Tensions in Our Church Body – Dr. Timothy Dost. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 N. Greenwich Rd., Wichita, KS 67206. Host: Rev. Dan Myers, 316-684-5201; revdmyers@holycrosslutheran.net.

August 8-10: Why Some and Not Others? The Canon of the New Testament in Historical and Theological Perspective – Dr. Jeffrey Kloha. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 Lochmere Dr. West, Cary, NC 27518. Host: Rev. David Schleusener, 919-851-7248; pastordave@rlcary.org.

August 8-10: In the Shadow of the Cross: Jesus and the Disciples in Matthew 16-20 – Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs. Trinity Lutheran Church, 3353 US 176 Hwy., Tryon, NC 28782. Host: Rev. Thomas Olson, 828 817-5506; Pto351@gmail.com.

August 8-10: Isaiah 40-55 – Dr. Reed Lessing. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3900 Ashworth Rd., West Des Moines, IA 50265. Host: Rev. David Dahlke, 515-225-1623; david@sotv-wdm.org.

August 22-24: Psalms – Dr. Reed Lessing. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 209 E. Barcelona Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505. Host: Rev. Douglas Escue, 505-983-7568; dkescue@aol.com.

(In Spanish)

June 9-11: Cristo, redentor del matrimonio: Herramientas para la consejería pre-matrimonial y matrimonial – Rev. Benito Pérez-López. First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 374 S. 3rd St., San Jose, CA  95112. Host: Rev. Gabriel Vallejo, 408-292-5404; pastorvallejo@sbcglobal.net.

June 9-11: Cristo, redentor de la familia: Ministrando a la familia hispana/latina en el contexto norteamericano – Mark Kempff. Trinity Cristo Rey Lutheran Church, 902 S. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Hosts: Rev. Edgar Arroyo and Rev. John Durkovic, 714-277-8476; masterarroyo@aol.com.

July 7-9: “Después de la palabra de Dios, el arte de la música es el tesoro más grande en el mundo:” Teología y música en perspectiva luterana hispana – Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 Lake St., Melrose Park, IL 60160. Host: Rev. Douglas Groll, 773-622-1879; douglasgroll@sbcglobal.net.

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