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Concordia Seminary faculty-led summer workshops offered nationwide

Workshops address contemporary topics that influence ministry

Pastors, church workers and congregation members are invited to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Summer Workshop Series to explore contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry and worship.

Hosted by congregations across the country from May through August, and led by Seminary faculty, the 10 workshops offer an opportunity to delve deeply into topics such as biblically responding to conflict, a vision for a more effective confirmation process, the ongoing creation debate, and an introduction to the early church. Several new workshops and venues have been added to this year’s schedule.

“These summer workshops offer pastors and laypeople a unique opportunity to study theology with our Seminary professors to gain a deeper understanding of how God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions address contemporary issues and how we might better proclaim and confess Jesus in the church and the world,” said Rev. Paul Sieveking, director of Continuing Education.

The cost for each three-day summer workshop is $140 (unless otherwise noted), which includes Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits. Registration and payment should be made no later than 14 days prior to the beginning of each workshop. Workshops must have a minimum of 15 participants in order to be held. Interested participants should reach out to each workshop contact for directions, lodging and meal information (see the list below).

Learn more and register for the workshops at csl.edu/summerworkshops or contact Continuing Education at 314-505-7286 or ce@csl.edu.

Workshops include:

Beginning with the End in Mind: A Vision for a More Effective Confirmation Process

Dates: May 28-30
Deadline: May 16
Presenter: Dr. Peter Nafzger, assistant professor of Practical Theology
Location: Hope Lutheran Church, 5700 98th Street, Lubbock, TX 79424
Host: Eric Hiner, ehiner@hopelubbock.com

Sculptor Spirit: Models of Sanctification from Spirit Christology

Dates: May 30-June 1
Deadline: May 16
Presenter: Dr. Leopoldo (Leo) Sánchez, professor of Systematic Theology
Location: Lutheran Church of Messiah, 209 West Sunset Dr., Grand Junction, CO 81501
Host: Rev. Mike Redeker, pstrredeker@aol.com

Biblically Responding to Conflict

Dates: June 10-12
Deadline: May 29
Presenter: Dr. Mark Rockenbach, associate professor of Practical Theology
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 809 S. 6th Ave. West Bend, WI 53095
Host: David Nieman, davesnieman@gmail.com

The Great Evangelical Creation Debate

Dates: June 24-26
Deadline: June 10
Presenter: Dr. Charles Arand, professor of Systemic Theology
Location: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1731 St. Agnes Dr., Green Bay, WI 54304
Host: Rev. Michael Hanson, michaelhanson@pilgrimluth.org

Meeting the Crisis of Scripture as “People of the Word”: How to Avoid both Liberal Criticism and Biblical Fundamentalism

Dates: June 24-26
Deadline: June 12
Presenter: Dr. Peter Nafzger, assistant professor of Practical Theology
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 1517 E. Valley Water Mill Rd., Springfield, MO 65803
Host: Rev. Nick Hagerman, nhagerman@trinitylutheranspfd.org

Decoding the Apocalypse: Study of the Book of Revelation

Dates: Aug. 5-7
Deadline: July 25
Presenter: Dr. David J. Peter, professor of Practical Theology
Location: St. Peter Lutheran Church, 910 Amos St., Humboldt, KS 66748
Host: Rev. Timothy Roth, pastortroth@gmail.com

Sculptor Spirit: Models of Sanctification from Spirit Christology

Dates: Aug. 5-7
Deadline: July 25
Presenter: Dr. Leopoldo (Leo) Sánchez, professor of Systematic Theology
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 45160 VanDyke, Utica, MI 48317
Host: Chris Troxel, ctroxel@trinityutica.com

Being Lutheran in a Post-Denominational Situation

Dates: Aug. 5-7
Deadline: July 25
Presenter: Dr. Joel Okamoto, associate professor of Systematic Theology
Location: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 3721 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Host: Rev. Paul Nelson, paulnelson@emanuellutheransb.org

From Baptism to Burial: Death, Life and the New Creation

Dates: Aug. 13-15
Deadline: July 31
Presenter: Dr. Kent Burreson, associate professor of Systematic Theology, & Dr. Beth Hoeltke, director of the Graduate School
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 8125 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060
Host: Rev. Kevin Guynn, pastorg@faithmentor.org

The Great Evangelical Creation Debate

Dates: Aug. 15-17
Deadline: Aug. 1
Presenter: Dr. Charles Arand, professor of Systemic Theology
Location: Lutheran Church of the Cross, 2300 Luther Rd., Port Charlotte, FL 33983
Host: R. Brian Stolarczyk, stolarczykb@csl.edu

An Introduction to the Early Church

Dates: Aug. 19-21
Deadline: Aug. 5
Presenter: Dr. Joel Elowsky, professor of Historical Theology
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 605 S. Walnut St., Seymour, IN 47274
Host: Dr. Ralph Blomenberg, rblomenberg@immanuelseymour.com

Missions and the LCMS

Dates: Aug. 20-21
Deadline: Aug. 6
Presenter: Dr. William Schumacher, professor of Historical Theology
Location: LCMS Mission Central, 40718 Highway E 16, Mapleton, IA 51034
Host: Gary Thies, gary.theis@lcms.org

Studies in 1 Peter: The Importance of Your Congregation to People in Today’s Culture

Dates: Aug. 26-28
Deadline: Aug. 12
Presenter: Dr. Dale A. Meyer, professor of Practical Theology and president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Location: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 West Lochmere Dr., Cary, NC 27518
Host: Rev. Mike Merker, pastor@jordanchurchnc.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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