Lay Bible Institute
The Lay Bible Institute, offered three times a year by Seminary faculty members, is an ongoing study of the Bible and how it relates to today's life and events.
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this event will be held online.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration deadline: Jan. 24, 2021
Paul’s message to the Galatians is familiar to us. Or at least we suppose so! In his letter to these churches, the apostle speaks not only to the first century but also to the 21st century. He speaks to the questions of our time with amazing vitality. He speaks to the exclusion of outsiders and thus to racial issues. He addresses the question that Bonhoeffer raised in the isolation and loneliness of his prison cell: “Who am I?” Paul gives us a clear answer in Galatians. It is a letter that deserves to be heard afresh.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration: $20 fee
Registration deadline: July 23, 2021
Dr. Henry Rowold
In this study of the book of Job, Dr. Henry Rowold, professor emeritus of Practical Theology, will help participants examine the crisis for faith and ministry that can come as a result of unbearable suffering. There will be close study of the dialogue of Job and his friends, and the attempts of people, those suffering and those ministering, to make sense of the difficulties. Finally, participants will delve into the conversation between God and Job, and the resolution of faith that finally emerges.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration deadline: Sept. 11, 2021
If people know anything about Nehemiah, it’s usually the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall in 52 days while facing opposition. From this, all sorts of well-intentioned folks have drawn lessons in faithful leadership and organization. It was an amazing feat, to be sure, but there’s so much more for us in this little-known post-exilic book! Come explore Nehemiah like you’ve never done before.
Additional Continuing Education Opportunities
Faith and Film Festival
The annual Faith and Film Festival provides an opportunity for those interested in film and theology to ponder Christian themes in contemporary cinema and develop eyes to see film in new ways.
Faith and Writing Workshop
Concordia Seminary’s “Faith and Writing” workshop explores various forms of creative writing — starting a blog, creating a sermon or devotion, “traditional” forms of creative writing (story, nonfiction, drama, poetry) — and everything in between.
The Seminary’s annual Multiethnic Symposium brings together Lutherans and mission leaders of various ethnicities from across the country for workshops, discussions and worship.
The Pre-Lenten Workshop includes sermon manuscripts, textual notes, orders of service for midweek services and also suggestions for the Sundays of Lent to help pastors in developing their own worship resources.
Hosted by congregations across the country May through August, and led by Seminary faculty, these 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.
Parish pastors, LCMS district and Synod officials, Seminary and Concordia University students and faculty, and interested laypersons attend each year to delve into some of the most pressing issues of our time. One CEU is available for attending the Symposium.