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Nationwide Summer Workshops Offered Through Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary is pleased to announce its summer 2013 series of workshops for pastors, professional church workers, and interested laypersons. Twenty-one workshops, covering a wide variety of subjects, are offered nationwide.

The cost for each summer workshop is $135 (Center for Hispanic Studies workshops are $75) which includes 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; 314-505-7286;

2013 Summer Workshops

June 24-26: Incense Rising and Screens Descending: How Do We Worship God in the 21st Century?Dr. Kent Burreson. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1440 E Military Ave, Fremont, NE  68025. Host: Rev. Tim Gierke, 402-721-8412;

July 15-17: Isaiah 1-12, The Holy One of Israel in Our MidstDr. Andrew Bartelt. Faith Community Lutheran Church, 2700 S Town Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV  89135. Host: Rev. Craig Michaelson, 702-921-2700;

July 15-17: In Christ and In the World: 1 Corinthians and the Christian Life in a (Sometimes) Hostile CultureDr. Jeffrey Kloha. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 154 S Shaffer St, Orange, CA 92866. Host: Rev. Michael Hayes, 714-288-4425;

July 15-17: Kingdom Consistency: Proclaiming Law and Gospel in the Kingdoms of Darkness and Light Prof. Anthony Cook. Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ  85018. Host: 602-955-4830 x 1008;

July 29-30 (Mon.-Tues., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.): Biblical Marriages and Same-Sex Unions: From the Normal to the New NormalDr. Robert Weise. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 801 Seminary Pl, St. Louis, MO 63105. Host: Concordia Seminary, 314-505-7286;

July 29-31: In Christ and In the World: 1 Corinthians and the Christian Life in a (Sometimes) Hostile Culture Dr. Jeffrey Kloha. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 206 E 7th St, Oakley, KS 67748. Host: Rev. Tim Llewellyn, 785-672-3833;

August 5-7: Sermon Structures Dr. David Schmitt. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3900 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Host: Rev. David Dahlke, 515-225-1623;

August 5-7: Zion and the Nations: Isaiah and TodayDr. Paul Raabe. St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 1st Avenue St E, West Fargo, ND 58078. Host: Rev. Clark H. Jahnke, 701-282-4195;

August 5-7: Being Lutheran in a Post-denominational SituationDr. Joel Okamoto. St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109. Host: Rev. Dr. Paul Hoffman, 216-351-6499;

August 5-7: Things Spiritual: Warfare, Direction, FormationDr. Bruce Hartung. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3448 N Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221. Host: Rev. Joel Sarrault, 517-265-6998;

August 5-7: Out of Creation Comes Creativity — for PreachingDr. Glenn Nielsen. Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Ave, Overland, KS 66207. Host: Rev. Bryan Drebes, 913-648-2228 x119;

August 5-7: Making Christian Counseling More Christ-Centered Dr. Richard Marrs. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 605 S Walnut, Seymour, IN 47274. Host: Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, 812-522-3118;

August 12-14: The Art of Living by Faith: The Theology of Luther’s CatechismsDr. Charles Arand. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 809 Sixth Ave, West Bend, WI 53095. Host Rev. Guy Roberts, 262-707-9776;

August 12-14: When Things Fall ApartDr. Henry Rowold. Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Rd, Pine Bluff, AR 71603. Rev. Dean Clausing, 870-540-7749;

August 12-14: Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual StrengthDr. Timothy Saleska. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 SW 200, Ocala, FL 34474. Host: Rev. Joe Adams, 352-237-2233;

August 19-21: Two Kinds of Righteousness: A Better Paradigm than Law and GospelDr. Joel Biermann. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W Lochmere Dr, Cary, NC 27518. Host: Rev. David Schleusener, 919-851-7248;

August 19-21: Why Some and Not Others? The Canon of the New Testament in Historical and Theological PerspectiveDr. Jeffrey Kloha. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 209 E Barcelona Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Host: Rev. Doug Escue, 505-983-7568;

August 19-21: Do Lutherans Take Sanctification Seriously? Models of Sanctification for Everyday LivingDr. Leopoldo Sánchez. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 SE Minter Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Host: Rev. Bruce Rumsch, 503-640-1693;

Center for Hispanic Studies Workshops:

August 9-10: ¿Enseñan los luteranos la santificación?: Modelos de santificación para el diario vivir (Do Lutherans Take Sanctification Seriously? Models of Sanctification for Everyday Living) – Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 W Lake St, Melrose Park, IL  60160. Host: Dr. Douglas Groll, 773-622-1879;

August 9-10: Ministrando a la familia hispana/latina (Ministering to the Hispanic/Latino Family)(Spanish only) – Prof. Mark Kempff. Messiah Lutheran Church, 14920 Hutchison Rd, Tampa, FL 33625. Host: Rev. Miguel Sanabria, 813-390-1627;

August 16-17: Ministering to the Hispanic/Latino FamilyProf. Mark Kempff. Hope Lutheran Church, 211 Parr Rd., Woodburn, OR 97071. Host: Mrs. Pam Bridgehouse, 503-871-9795;