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Digital ministry is focus of new online CSL, CUWAA partner course

Six-week course helps pastors, lay leaders navigate digital world

With an ever-increasing number of churches embracing hybrid services, video conferencing and other digital means, it’s important for pastors and ministry leaders to think through the benefits and limitations of online ministry. That topic will be explored in a new six-week online continuing education course, “Making Sense of Ministry in a Digital World,” offered in partnership by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis with Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor (CUWAA).

Sessions begin Jan. 17 and will be taught by Jamie Crustals, curriculum design and development specialist at Concordia Seminary; Thomas Davila, adjunct professor for CUWAA and instructional designer with Sargento; and Rev. Trevor Sutton, senior pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Haslett, Mich., and Ph.D. candidate at Concordia Seminary.   

“We are excited to offer our fourth course in partnership with Concordia University Wisconsin,” said Erika Bennett, director of Continuing Education at Concordia Seminary. “This course was created based on feedback from our past students and is very timely in this post-pandemic environment.”

Six live sessions will be taught Tuesdays through Feb. 21 via Zoom:

  • Digital world versus the analog world
  • Evangelism and engagement
  • Teaching and Bible study
  • Pastoral care and relationships
  • Worship and proclamation
  • Community and congregation

The fee for the course is $99, which includes one Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Register by Jan. 10, 2023. For more information, contact Concordia Seminary’s Continuing Education department at [email protected] or 314-505-7286.

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