Lay Bible Institute
Summer Lay Bible Institute
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sieck Hall 202
Registration deadline: July 23, 2018
You Are a Royal Priesthood: God Calls All Christians to Serve
Dr. Mart Thompson
Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Director of Specific Ministry Pastor Program
“You are a … royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9 ESV). God’s Word teaches that all Christians share God’s grace with others. Pastors and laypeople complement one another in service to the Gospel. In the Lay Bible Institute, we will study what the Bible teaches about the universal priesthood of all the baptized and provide practical ways in which they serve one another with the Gospel.
Additional Continuing Education Opportunities
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.
Summer Workshop Series
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, district and synodical 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.