Pre-Lenten Workshops from Concordia Seminary

Pre-Lenten Workshop

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Pre-Lenten Workshop. The sermon series is now available for purchase in our online store. We look forward to seeing you in 2018. Information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.


Concordia Seminary’s Pre-Lenten Workshop for pastors Friday, meets this year under the theme “The Art of Living by Faith — Explore the Reformation’s Central Message for Your Life.”

With the message of salvation by faith alone, the 16th century Reformation focused the world’s attention on the New Testament’s world-altering proclamation of Christ’s death and resurrection. That message continues to reverberate in the 21st century. Only faith in Christ’s promises restores us to life with God and frees us to live the life that God intended for us in this world. This series will explore how faith in Christ shapes every aspect of our lives in such a way that we can never exhaust the inexpressible riches of God’s love for us.

The Pre-Lenten Workshop will include 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.

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