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Local Continuing Ed Options Offered For Pastors and Church Workers

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce its summer 2014 series of workshops for pastors, professional church workers, and interested laypersons. Twenty workshops covering a wide variety of subjects, and led by seminary professors, are offered at many locations across the country.

The cost for each summer workshop is $135 (Center for Hispanic Studies workshops are $75) which includes Continuing Education (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.

Register online at For more information, contact Erika Bennett,, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Pl., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7286.


2014 Summer Workshops

May 19-21: Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses:  Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength – Tim Saleska. Camp Okoboji, 1531 Edgewood Drive, Milford, IA 51351. Host: Lori Gamble,

June 9-13: ¿Enseñan los luteranos la santificación?: Modelos de santificación para el diario vivir  – Leo Sanchez. Messiah Lutheran Church, 14920 Hutchison Rd, Tampa, FL  33625. Host: Rev. Miguel Sanabria, 813-390-1627,

June 16-18: Philippians:  Life Together in the Gospel – Jeff Kloha. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 SE Minter Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, OR  97123. Host: Rev. Bruce Rumsch, 503-640-1693,

June 23-25: Making Christian Counseling More Christ-Centered – Rick Marrs. St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 1st Avenue St. E, West Fargo, ND  58078. Host: Rev. Clark H. Jahnke, 701-282-4195,

June 23-25: Lutheranism and Character – Joel Biermann. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3448 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI  49221. Host: Rev. Joel Sarrault, 517-265-6998,

June 23-25: Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength – Tim Saleska. Zion Lutheran Church, 300 Lake Street, Alexandria, MN 56308. Host: Rev. David Hinz, 320-763-4842,

July 7-9: Kingdom Consistency – Tony Cook. Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85018. Host: Nancy Barton, 602-955-4830 x 1008,

July 8-10: Follow Me: Making Disciples Ritually in a Post-Modern World – Kent Burreson. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 206 E. 7th St., Oakley, KS  67748. Host: Rev. Tim Llewellyn, (785)672-3833,

July 13-16: Narrative Preaching – David Schmitt. St. Johns Lutheran Church, 154 S. Schaffer St., Orange, CA  92866. Host: Rev. Michael Hayes, 714.288.4425,

July 24-26: Ministering to the Hispanic/Latino Family – Mark Kempff. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 W Lake St, Melrose Park, IL  60160. Host: Rev. Martin Zarate, 773)622-1879,

July 28-30: Narrative Preaching – David Schmitt. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 809 Sixth Ave, West Bend, WI  53095. Host: Rev. Guy Roberts, 262-707-9776,

July 31-August 3: Ministering to the Hispanic/Latino Family – Mark Kempff. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3900 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Host: Rev. David Dahlke, 515-225-1623,

August 4 -6: Narrative Preaching – David Schmitt. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 605 S. Walnut, Seymour, IN  47274. Host: Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, 812-522-3118,

August 4 -6: Philippians:Life Together in the Gospel – Jeff Kloha. Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Rd., Pine Bluff, AR  71603. Host: Rev. Dean Clausing, 870-540-7749,

August 6-10: Ministering to the Hispanic/Latino Family – Mark Kempff. Lutheran Latino Ministries, Inc., 1602 E 1100 St, Eden, Idaho 83325. Host: Jerry Werner, 208-421-0795,

August 11-13: Isaiah and the Nations – Paul Raabe. St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Rd., Cleveland, OH  44109. Host: Rev. Dr. Paul Hoffman, 216-351-6499,

August 11-13: Why Are We So Divided? A Historical/Social Study of the Roots of Recent Tensions in Our Church Body (LC-MS) – Tim Dost. Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Ave., Overland, KS  66207. Host: Rev. Bryan Drebes, 913-648-2228 x119,

August 18-20: Help for Mid-Sized Congregations – David Peter. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1440 East Military Avenue, Fremont, NE  68025. Host: Rev. Timothy Gierke, 402-721-8412,

August 18-20: Do Lutherans Take Sanctification Seriously? Models of Sanctification for Everyday Living – Leo Sanchez. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W. Lochmere Dr., Cary, NC  27511. Host: Rev. David Schleusener, 919-851-7248,

August 25-27: Isaiah 1-12, The Holy One of Israel in Our Midst – Andy Bartelt. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 209 E. Barcelona Rd., Santa Fe, NM  87505. Host: Rev. Doug Escue, (505)983-7568,