Summer continuing education workshops from Concordia Seminary

Summer Workshop Series

Continuing Education Summer Workshops offered by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provide an opportunity for exploration of contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry. They are designed for pastors, church workers and laypeople.

Upcoming Workshops

To register for each three-day workshop, click on the presentation title.

Date/Location Presenter Presentation
May 21-23, 2018
Milford, IA
Rev. Thomas Egger The Book of Exodus as Story and Gospel
July 9-11, 2018
Santa Barbara, CA
Dr. Charles Arand NEW The Great Evangelical Creation Debate
July 9-11, 2018
Humboldt, KS
Dr. Joel Biermann NEW Wholly Citizens: Facing the World or How not to Sin in the Voting Booth
July 9-11, 2018
Seymour, IN
Dr. Peter Nafzger Meeting the Crisis of Scripture as "People of the Word": How to Avoid both Liberal Criticism and Biblical Fundamentalism
July 9-11, 2018
West Fargo, ND
Dr. Joel Okamoto NEW On Being Confessional Today
July 16-18, 2018
Huntsville, TX
Dr. David Schmitt NEW Preaching and the Arts
July 30-Aug. 1, 2018
Springfield, MO
Dr. Joel Okamoto Making Sense of [Your] Preaching
Aug. 6-8, 2018
Irving, TX
Dr. Charles Arand NEW The Great Evangelical Creation Debate
Aug. 9-11, 2018
Grand Junction, CO
Dr. Timothy Saleska Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength
Aug. 13-15, 2018
Mentor, OH
Dr. David Schmitt NEW Preaching and the Arts

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.

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Lay Bible Institute

Calling lay people, students involved in homiletical education, pastors and others interested in the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world: the Lay Bible Institute is for you!

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Multiethnic Symposium

The Seminary’s annual Multiethnic Symposium brings together Lutherans and mission leaders of various ethnicities from across the country for workshops, discussions and worship.

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Pre-Lenten Workshop

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.

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Theological Symposium

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.

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