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Registration now open for Aug. 8 Lay Bible Institute

Online workshop to focus on Gospel of Mark

“Christian Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark” is the focus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Aug. 8 online Lay Bible Institute, the final installment in the 2019-20 series. Dr. David Lewis, assistant professor of Exegetical Theology, will explore what the Gospel of Mark teaches about Christian discipleship and what that means for Christian lives today.

“The Gospel of Mark teaches a high view of the Christian calling to discipleship. The disciples of Jesus are called to participate in His mission, are identified as His true family and are given insight to the mysteries of God’s reign,” Lewis said. “Yet they also are called to suffer for the sake of Jesus and His Gospel and to serve one another, a calling that can be fulfilled because of Jesus’ suffering and service on our behalf.”

Open to lay people, students, pastors and others interested in the proclamation of the Gospel, the one-day online workshop will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CDT) online. Registration is open. The registration deadline is July 18. Cost is $20 per person.  

Concordia Seminary’s Lay Bible Institute features three presentations per year hosted by faculty members. The institute offers an ongoing study of the Bible and how it relates to today’s life and events.

Register online or contact Continuing Education at 314-505-7286 or at

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