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Concordia Seminary to host first HMong Symposium Jan. 23-25

Meeting to be held in conjunction with Multiethnic Symposium

The first HMong Symposium, “One Household in Christ: Ib Tse Hauv/Huv Tsww Yexus,” will be held Jan. 23-25 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The symposium will explore the biblical concept of becoming one family in Christ through the means of grace and how everyone is united as one family in Christ through His mission.

The HMong Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Multiethnic Symposium Jan. 26-27. It will be offered in the HMong language as HMong pastors, vicars, deacons and seminarians from across the country will be in attendance, sharing their perspectives on the theme of “One Household in Christ.”

“The HMong Symposium is a time for God’s people to come together to celebrate what the Lord of the harvest is doing across many cultures and many language groups in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS),” said Rev. Laokouxang (Kou) Seying (Kxf. Nyaj Kub Thoj), Lutheran Foundation Professor of Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry and associate dean for Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry. “Participants will share how the proclamation of the Gospel to all nations is being carried out in their unique missional context while demonstrating how we all belong to one community in Christ.”

The symposium provides a first-time opportunity to bring together a significant representation of HMong ministries from across the LCMS.

“This is a way for Concordia Seminary and the LCMS to say ‘thank you’ for being a part of this church body for 40 years,” Seying said. “By offering this unique HMong Symposium, we want to affirm to a little-known people that this Seminary and the LCMS ‘belong to you’ as well.”

Seying will be the featured presenter, speaking on theme “Diversity and Unity in a Multicultural Church.” Participants also will attend a special luncheon hosted by LCMS President Dr. Matthew C. Harrison.

Registration is $75, and includes meals as well as registration to the Multiethnic Symposium. The registration deadline is Jan. 15.

Register online here or download a registration form here and mail to Rev. Kou Seying, Office of Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105.

For more information, please contact Seying at 314-505-7077 or seyingk@csl.edu.

About Concordia Seminary
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit www.csl.edu.

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