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Pre-Lenten Workshop scheduled for January 2017

One-day session to focus on living by faith

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host the annual Pre-Lenten Workshop for pastors Jan. 20, 2017, on campus.

The theme for this year’s workshop is “The Art of Living by Faith — Explore the Reformation’s Central Message for Your Life.” Dr. Charles Arand, the Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology, dean of theological research and publication, and director of the Center for the Care of Creation, will serve as the leader.

With the message of salvation by faith alone, the 16th century Reformation focused the world’s attention on the New Testament’s world-altering proclamation of Christ’s death and resurrection. That message continues to reverberate in the 21st century.

“Only faith in Christ’s promises restores us to life with God and frees us to live the life that God intended for us in this world,” Arand said. “This series will explore how faith in Christ shapes every aspect of our lives in such a way that we can never exhaust the inexpressible riches of God’s love for us.”

The Pre-Lenten Workshop will include sermon manuscripts, textual notes, orders of service for midweek services and also suggestions for the Sundays of Lent to help pastors in developing their own worship resources.

Learn more and download a flier and bulletin insert here.

The registration deadline is Jan. 6, 2017. Registration can be completed online by clicking here. Registration is $50 and includes lunch.

For more information, please call 314-505-7286 or email

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