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Nationwide Summer Workshops Offered Through Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary is pleased to announce its summer 2012 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, which includes 1.25 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;

Visit the Summer Workshops page to see more details about the workshops and register online.

2012 Summer Workshops

June 18-20: The Art of Living by Faith: The Theology of Luther’s Catechisms – Dr. Charles Arand. St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 1st St E, West Fargo, ND 58078. Host: Rev. Clark H. Jahnke, 701-282-4195;

June 25-27: Preaching and the Arts – Dr. David Schmitt. Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Host: Rev. Jeffrey Schrank, 602-955-4830;

June 25-27: Christ, Redeemer of the Family: Ministering to the Hispanic/Latino family in a North American Context – Prof. Mark Kempff. Grace Lutheran Church, 2222 Vauxhall Rd, Union, NJ 07083. Host: Rev. Don Brand, 908-686-3965;

July 9-11: Two Kinds of Righteousness: A Better Paradigm than Law and Gospel  – Dr. Joel Biermann. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 154 S Shaffer St, Orange, CA 92866. Host: Rev. Michael Hayes, 714-288-4400;

July 16-18: Sharpening the Sword of the Spirit – Dr. David Schmitt. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1440 E Military Ave, Fremont, NE 68025. Host: Rev. Timothy Gierke, 402-721-8412;

July 16-18: Isaiah 1-12, The Holy One of Israel in Our Midst – Dr. Andrew Bartelt. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1200 13th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912. Host: Rev. Tom Ogilvie, 507-433-2642;

July 23-25: Help for Mid-sized Congregations (150-400 worshippers) – Dr. David Peter. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3448 N Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221. Host: Rev. Joel Sarrault, 517-265-6998;

July 30-August 1: Making Sense of [Your] Preaching – Dr. Joel Okamoto. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 605 S Walnut, Seymour, IN 47274. Host: Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, 812-522-3118;

August 6-8: Exploring Exodus: The Origins of Biblical Israel – Dr. Reed Lessing. Faith Lutheran Church, 856 W Eldredge Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201. Host: Rev. Phillip Meyer, 208-237-2391;

August 6-8: Making Christian Counseling More Christ-Centered – Dr. Richard Marrs. Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Ave, Overland Park, KS 66207. Host: Rev. Bryan Drebes, 913-648-2228 x119;

August 6-8: James – Dr. Jeffrey Kloha. St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109. Host: Rev. Dr. Paul Hoffman, 216-351-6499;

August 6-8: Follow Me: Making Disciples Ritually in a Post-Modern World – Dr. Kent Burreson. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3900 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Host: Rev. David Dahlke, 515-225-1623;

August 6-8: Out of Creation Comes Creativity—for Preaching – Dr. Glenn Nielsen. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 809 S 6th Ave, West Bend, WI 53095. Host: Rev. Guy Roberts, 262-334-4901;

August 6-8: When Things Fall Apart – Dr. Henry Rowold. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 808 S 1st St , Atwood, KS 67730. 785-626-3178;

August 6-8: Isaiah 1-12, The Holy One of Israel in Our Midst – Dr. Andrew Bartelt. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 SE Minter Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Host: Rev. Bruce Rumsch, 503-640-1693;

August 13-15: Isaiah 40-55 – Dr. Reed Lessing. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3139 Hwy 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Host: Rev. Ebenezer (Ben) Mallepalle, 732-977-6867;

August 17-18: Christ, Redeemer of the Family: Ministering to the Hispanic/Latino family in a North American Context – Prof. Mark Kempff. Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125. Host: Rev. Peter Meier, 952-223-2151;

August 20-22: The Uniqueness of Christ in a Pluralistic Culture: Through Lutheran Eyes – Dr. Joel Okamoto. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 209 E Barcelona Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Host: Rev. Douglas Escue, 505-983-7568;