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Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop 2021 – Professor Fluegge Online


May 10
May 12


Continuing Education



Grounding our Mission in God’s Mission: A Theology of Mission for Today’s Increasingly Multicultural and Unchurched Society

Two phenomena are drastically reshaping the context of Christianity in the West. We live as Christians in a rapidly multicultural and increasingly unchurched society. Our neighbors look and live differently than us. And it seems we are in the midst of a transition toward a post-churched culture.

Understandably, these changes are often accompanied by feelings of fear, grief and uncertainty. We are tempted to give into fear of a world that seems against us, grieving for the lost influence the church once had and uncertain of our place in a society that considers us “cultural outsiders.” Christians should always, but especially during these times, ground their own mission and evangelism efforts firmly in God’s mission. Our mission involvement is of paramount importance, but it is also always secondary and derivative. God’s mission remains primary and foundational. Focusing on His mission ensures our efforts don’t go astray. But even more so it keeps us from falling into dismay. Whereas previously our confidence may have been in the influence we had over society, now more than ever our hope, assurance and confidence must be where it should have been all along — firmly grounded in God’s mission in Jesus Christ and His promise to carry out His mission until Christ comes again.

Together we will explore the mission of God throughout the Bible and uncover key missionary themes that will bolster our confidence and enthusiasm to joyfully engage our surrounding communities and boldly bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.

Dr. Glenn Fluegge

Director of the Cross-cultural Ministry Center, Concordia University, Irvine, Calif.

As director of the Cross-cultural Ministry Center (CMC), Dr. Glenn Fluegge oversees the CMC, which is a partnership with Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The program forms missionary pastors for culture-crossing ministries in the United States and throughout the world. Previously, as an LCMS missionary in Africa for 14 years, he served as lecturer and director at the Centre Luthérien d’Etudes Théologiques, an international seminary in Togo, West Africa, and as lecturer at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in South Africa.

Dr. Glenn Fluegge photo

Tentative schedule

One 10-11:45 a.m. Session One
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
2-3:45 p.m. Session Two
3:45-4 p.m. Q&A
Two 10-11:45 a.m. Session One
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
2-3:45 p.m. Session Two
3:45-4 p.m. Q&A
Three 10-11:45 a.m. Session Five
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
Registration cost: $100
Registration deadline: April 23, 2021

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