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Summer workshops offered nationwide June through August

All pastors, church workers and laity are invited to Concordia Seminary’s summer workshops [1] to explore contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry. Hosted by congregations across the country June through August, and led by Seminary faculty and staff, the 17 workshops offer an opportunity to delve deeply into topics ranging from how to engage small groups to the Book of Revelation.

The cost for each three-day summer workshop is $140, which includes continuing education (CEU) credits. Workshops begin at 1 p.m. Monday and conclude at noon Wednesday unless noted otherwise.

Registration and payment should be made no later than 14 days prior to the beginning of each workshop. Workshops must have a minimum number of participants in order to be held. Reach out to each workshop contact for directions, housing and meal information.

Learn more and register for summer workshops at www.csl.edu/summerworkshops [2], or contact continuing education at 314-505-7286 or ce@csl.edu [3].

Workshops include:

The Present God: Exploring a Major Biblical Theme
Dates: June 6-8
Presenter: Dr. David Adams, associate professor of exegetical theology
Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 First St., West Fargo, ND 58078
Host: Clark Jahnke, revjahnke@ideaone.net [4]

Isaiah 1-12, The Holy One of Israel in Our Midst
Dates: June 13-15
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Bartelt, The Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology
Location: Lutherhaven Retreat Center, Barby Sargent Number 3 Dam, Knowles, OK 73844
Host: Randy Foote, revjahnke@ideaone.net [4]

The Present God: Exploring a Major Biblical Theme
Dates: June 20-22
Presenter: Dr. David Adams, associate professor of exegetical theology
Location: Glory of Christ Lutheran Church, 4040 County Road 101 North, Plymouth, MN 55446
Host: Jeremiah Johnson, jeremiahdj@gmail.com [5]

Engaging Small Groups
Dates: June 22-24
Presenter: Rev. Todd Jones, assistant professor of practical theology
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 122 W. Wesley, Jackson, MI 49201
Host: Eric Ekong, ericekong@tlmjackson.com [6]

Jesus and Jerusalem: Studies in Matthew 21-28
Dates: June 22-24
Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs, professor of exegetical theology
Location: St. John Lutheran Church, 2370 Merino Ave., Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Host: Sam Beltz, pastor@stjohnosky.org [7]

Congregational Dynamics
Dates: June 29 to July 1
Presenter: Rev. Todd Jones, assistant professor of practical theology
Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, 6500 Riverside Drive, Metairie, LA 70003
Host: Tim Schutt, pastor@alcs.org [8]

Reaching into Romans
Dates: July 18-20
Presenter: Dr. Mike Middendorf, professor of theology, Concordia University, Irvine, Calif.
Location: St. Johns Lutheran Church, 154 S. Shaffer, Orange, CA 92866
Host: Christina Meadows, cmeadows@stjohnsorange.org [9]

Sermon Structures
Dates: July 25-27
Presenter: Dr. David Schmitt, the Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature
Location: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W. Lochmere Drive, Cary, NC 27518
Host: David Schleusener, dave.schleusener@rlcary.org [10]

Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength
Dates: July 25-27
Presenter: Dr. Timothy Saleska, dean of ministerial formation
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church, 105 Hosanna Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
Host: Dennis Heiden, pastordennis@hosannamankato.com [11]

Philippians: Life Together in the Gospel
Dates: Aug. 1-3
Presenter: Dr. Jeff Kloha, provost
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2416 Jefferson Park Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22903
Host: Benjamin Maton, pastormaton@hotmail.com [12]

Decoding the Apocalypse: Study of the Book of Revelation
Dates: Aug. 1-3
Presenter: Dr. David Peter, associate professor of practical theology
Location: St. John Lutheran Church, 205 E. Fifth, Stuttgart, AR 72160
Host: Don White, bobbiekazoo@gmail.com [13]

In Awesome Wonder: Finding our Place in God’s Creation
Dates: Aug. 8-10
Presenter: Dr. Charles Arand, the Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology
Location: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5589 Van Atta, Haslett, MI 48840
Host: Trevor Sutton, pastortsutton@stlukehas.com [14]

Making Christian Counseling More Christ-Centered
Dates: Aug. 8-10
Presenter: Dr. Rick Marrs, associate professor of practical theology
Location: 1110 S. 90th, Omaha, NE 68124
Host: Bryan Drebes, bryandrebes@pacifichillslutheran.org [15]

From Baptism to Burial, From Perishable to Imperishable: The Practices of Natural (Green) Burial
Dates: Aug. 8-10
Presenter: Dr. Kent Burreson, Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology, and Dr. Beth Hoeltke, the administrator, public services, library services and special assistant to the Graduate School
Location: Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105
Host: Erika Bennett, bennette@csl.edu [16]

Decoding the Apocalypse: Study of the Book of Revelation
Dates: Aug. 10-12
Presenter: Dr. David Peter, associate professor of practical theology
Location: St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Road, Cleveland, OH 44109
Host: Paul Hoffman, stjames4771@juno.com [17]

Theology for Pastoral Ministry in a Scientific Age
Dates: Aug. 15-17
Presenter: Dr. Joel Okamoto, the Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Professor of Systematic Theology
Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 13249 S. Redwood Road, UT 84065
Host: Alan Borcher, pastor@holytrinityut.org [18]

Being Lutheran in a Post-denominational Situation
Dates: Aug. 22-24
Presenter: Dr. Joel Okamoto, the Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Professor of Systematic Theology
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1415 S. Holland Ave., Springfield, MO 65807
Host: Nick Hagerman, nhagerman@trinitylutheranspfd.org [19]

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) [20]. To learn more, visit www.csl.edu [21].

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