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Summer workshops offered nationwide May through August

Workshops to address contemporary topics that influence ministry

All pastors, church workers and laity are invited to Concordia Seminary’s Summer Workshops to explore contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry. Hosted by congregations across the country May through August, and led by Seminary faculty, the 19 workshops offer an opportunity to delve deeply into topics ranging from the teachings of Martin Luther to pastoral tools, such as preaching, responding to conflict and teaching confirmation.

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

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 or contact Continuing Education at 314-505-7286 or ce@csl.edu.

Workshops include:

Beginning with the End in Mind: A Restructured, Holistic and Intergenerational Approach to Confirmation
Dates: May 22-24
Presenter: Dr. Peter Nafzger, assistant professor of Practical Theology
Location: Camp Okoboji, 1531 Edgewood Drive, Milford, IA 51351
Host: Lori Gamble, lorigamble02@gmail.com

The Present God: Exploring a Major Biblical Theme
Dates: May 22-24
Presenter: Dr. David Adams, associate professor of Exegetical Theology
Location: Glory of Christ Lutheran Church, 4040 County Road 101, North Plymouth, MN 55446
Host: Rev. Jeremiah Johnson, jeremiahdj@gmail.com

Transgenderism and the Christian Witness
Dates: June 12-14
Presenter: Dr. Robert Weise, professor emeritus of Practical Theology
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 1517 E. Valley Water Mill Road, Springfield, MO 65803
Host: Rev. Mike Edwards, pastormedwards@gmail.com

Discipleship in the 21st Century: What U.S. Lutheran Churches Need to Know
Dates: June 12-14
Presenter: Dr. Anthony Cook, director of United States Ministries, Lutheran Hour Ministries
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend, WI 53095
Host: Rev. Jeff Dorth, jdorth@stjohnswestbed.org

The Art of Living by Faith: The Theology of Luther’s Catechism
Dates: June 19-21
Presenter: Dr. Charles Arand, Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church, 105 Hosanna Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
Host: Rev. Dennis Heiden, pastordennis@hosannamankato.com

Beginning with the End in Mind: A Restructured, Holistic and Intergenerational Approach to Confirmation
Dates: July 10-11
Presenter: Dr. Peter Nafzger, assistant professor of Practical Theology
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 600 S. Enota Drive N.E., Gainesville, GA 30501
Host: Rev. Zach Hoffman, hoffmangslc@gmail.com

Theology for Pastoral Ministry in a Scientific Age
Dates: July 10-11
Presenter: Dr. Joel Okamoto, Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Professor of Systematic Theology
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 605 S. Walnut, Seymour, IN 47274
Host: Dr. Ralph Blomenberg, rblomenberg@immanuelseymour.com

In Christ and in the World: 1 Corinthians and the Christian Life in a (Mostly) Hostile Culture
Dates: July 10-11
Presenter: Dr. Jeff Kloha, provost and professor of Exegetical Theology
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 S.E. Minter Bridge, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Host: Rev. Bruce Rumsch, padre@trinityhillsboro.com

Martin Luther for the Parish Pastor
Dates: July 10-12
Presenter: Dr. Timothy Dost, associate professor of Historical Theology
Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 First St., West Fargo, ND 58078
Host: Rev. Clark Jahnke, revchjahnke@ideaone.net

Transgenderism and the Christian Witness
Dates: July 17-19
Presenter: Dr. Robert Weise, professor emeritus of Practical Theology
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 154 S. Shaffer, Orange, CA 92866
Host: Christina Meadows, cmeadows@stjohnsorange.org

Biblically Responding to Conflict
Dates: July 21-23
Presenter: Dr. Mark Rockenbach, associate professor of Practical Theology
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 122 West Wesley, Jackson, MI 49201
Host: Rev. Eric Ekong, ericekong@tlmjackson.com
Registration: $50 (30-person minimum)

The Church and the Nations: Isaiah and Today
Dates: July 31-Aug. 2
Presenter: Dr. Paul Raabe, professor of Exegetical Theology
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 205 East 5th, Stuttgart, AR 72160
Host: Rev. Don White, bobbiekazoo@gmail.com

Making Christian Counseling More Christ-Centered
Dates: July 31-Aug. 2
Presenter: Dr. Rick Marrs, associate professor of Practical Theology
Location: Pacific Hills Lutheran Church, 1110 S. 90th, Omaha, NE 68124
Host: Rev. Bryan Drebes, bryandrebes@pacifichillslutheran.org

Out of Creation Comes Creativity — For Preaching
Dates: July 31-Aug. 2
Presenter: Dr. Glenn Nielsen, professor of Practical Theology
Location: Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb, Tucson, AZ 85710
Host: Rev. Gregory Rachuy, grachuy@follutheran.org

Theology for Pastoral Ministry in a Scientific Age
Dates: Aug.1-3
Presenter: Dr. Joel Okamoto, Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Professor of Systematic Theology
Location: King of Kings Lutheran Church, 3275 N. Center Point, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
Host: Rev. Rich Balvanz, rbalvanz@kingofkingscr.org

Decoding the Apocalypse: Study of the Book of Revelation
Dates: Aug.7-9
Presenter: Dr. David Peter, associate professor of Practical Theology
Location: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W. Lochmere Drive, Cary, NC 27518
Host: Rev. Dave Schleusener, dave.schleusener@rlcary.org

Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength
Dates: Aug. 7-9
Presenter: Dr. Timothy Saleska, associate professor of Exegetical Theology
Location: Immanuel Lutheran, 2416 Jefferson Park Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22903
Host: Rev. Benjamin Maton, pastormaton@hotmail.com

In Awesome Wonder: Finding our Place in God’s Creation
Dates: Aug. 11-13
Presenter: Dr. Charles Arand, Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology
Location: St. Luke Lutheran, 5589 Van Atta, Haslett, MI 48840
Host: Rev. Trevor Sutton, pastorsutton@stlukehas.com
Registration: $50 (30-person minimum)

The Art of Living by Faith: The Theology of Luther’s Catechisms
Dates: Aug. 14-16
Presenter: Dr. Charles Arand, Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 8125 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060
Host: Dr. Kevin Guynn, pastorg@faithmentor.org

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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