Workshop Series

Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop Series

The Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop Series offers in-depth study on contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry and worship. Bringing the Seminary to you, members of Concordia Seminary’s faculty and other scholars host workshops in person at various locations nationwide and live online to share their expertise with pastors, church workers and laypeople.

Formerly known as the Summer Workshop Series, the 2021 workshops cover topics including the Old Testament, Christian witness, Baptism, burial and the early church, among many others. Browse the list below to find and register for workshops.

Registration

Cost: $100 for each three-day workshop unless otherwise noted, which includes Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits for pastors
 
Deadline: 14 days prior to the beginning of each workshop

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

Rev. Timothy Droegemueller Pastor at Living Faith Lutheran Church, Cumming, Ga.
Dr. Scott Bruzek Senior Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church, Wheaton, Ill.
Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor Pastor at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, The Bronx, N.Y.
Rev. Danny Eggold Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, Lafayette, Ind.

Pastors and congregational leaders in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) face new missional challenges in our “post-Christian” context. This workshop will introduce participants to a model of adult faith formation and discipleship with roots in the catechumenal practices of the early church.

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2021 Workshops

Workshop Type: = On location; = Online.
Date Type Presenter Presentation
May
10-12
Dr. Glenn Fluegge
NEW
*Grounding our Mission in God's Mission: A Theology of Mission for Today's Increasingly Multicultural and Unchurched Society
May
17-19
Dr. W. Mart Thompson
NEW
The Vocation of Raising Children in the Faith: A Family-Centered Congregational Approach
May
24-26
Dr. Kent Burreson
Dr. Beth Hoeltke
From Baptism to Burial: Death, Life and the New Creation
May
24-26
Dr. Peter Nafzger Beginning with the End in Mind: A Vision for a More Effective Confirmation Process
May
24-26
Dr. Timothy Dost
NEW
*The Anabaptists and Radical Reformations in the Reformation
June
7-9
Dr. Joshua Hollmann
NEW
Pop Culture and Theology
June
14-16
Dr. Robert Kolb
NEW
Heretic, Outlaw and Free Indeed! Martin Luther’s Freedom of a Christian
June
14-16
Dr. W. Mart Thompson
NEW
The Vocation of Raising Children in the Faith: A Family-Centered Congregational Approach
June
14-16
Dr. Joel Elowsky *An Introduction to the Early Church
June
15-17
Dr. Benjamin Haupt *Confessing Christ and Living His Mission: Pre-Constantinian Theology and Practice for Our Post-Constantinian World
June
21-23
Dr. James Marriott
NEW
*Worship, Culture, Inculturation
June
28-30
Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. Sculptor Spirit: Models of Sanctification from Spirit Christology
June
28-30
Dr. William Schumacher A Quick Tour of the Lutheran World
June
28-30
Dr. Timothy Saleska Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength
July
5-7
Dr. Kent Burreson
Dr. Beth Hoeltke
From Baptism to Burial: Death, Life and the New Creation
July
6-8
Dr. Chad Lakies
NEW
The Church’s Witness in a Secular Age
July
12-14
Dr. David Adams The Old Testament of the Old Testament
July
12-14
Dr. James W. Voelz The Gospel According to St. Mark
July
12-14
Dr. Joel Okamoto Making Sense of [Your] Preaching
July
19-21
Dr. David Peter De-coding the Apocalypse: Study of the Book of Revelation
July
21-23
Dr. Dale A. Meyer
NEW
Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow
July
26-28
Dr. David Coe
NEW
Provoking Proverbs: Wisdom and the Ten Commandments
Aug.
2-4
Dr. Joel Biermann
NEW
Beauty and Christian Witness
Aug.
2-4
Dr. Benjamin Haupt Confessing Christ and Living His Mission: Pre-Constantinian Theology and Practice for Our Post-Constantinian World
Aug.
3-5
Dr. Kent Burreson
Dr. Rhoda Schuler
NEW
Treasures Old and New: A Workshop on Adult Faith Formation
Aug.
5-7
Dr. Joel Biermann Wholly Citizens: Facing the World or How not to Sin the Voting Booth
Aug.
9-11
Dr. Abjar Bahkou Proclaiming the Message of the Gospel in a Culture Dominated by Shame and Honor
Aug.
9-11
Dr. Reed Lessing
NEW
The Book of Jeremiah: Overcoming Life’s Sorrows
Aug.
16-18
Dr. Mark Koschmann
NEW
Faith and Justice in the City
Aug.
23-25
Dr. James W. Voelz
NEW
Principles of Biblical Interpretation for the Parish
Aug.
23-24
Dr. Peter Nafzger Meeting the Crisis of Scripture as “People of the Word”: How to Avoid Liberal Criticism and Biblical Fundamentalism

May 10-12

Dr. Glenn Fluegge

NEW

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


May 17-19

Dr. W. Mart Thompson

NEW

The Vocation of Raising Children in the Faith: A Family-Centered Congregational Approach


May 24-26

Dr. Kent Burreson
Dr. Beth Hoeltke
From Baptism to Burial: Death, Life and the New Creation


May 24-26

Dr. Peter Nafzger
Beginning with the End in Mind: A Vision for a More Effective Confirmation Process


May 24-26

Dr. Timothy Dost

NEW

The Anabaptists and Radical Reformations in the Reformation*


June 7-9

Dr. Joshua Hollmann

NEW

Pop Culture and Theology


June 14-16

Dr. Robert Kolb

NEW

Heretic, Outlaw and Free Indeed! Martin Luther’s Freedom of a Christian


June 14-16

Dr. W. Mart Thompson

NEW

The Vocation of Raising Children in the Faith: A Family-Centered Congregational Approach


June 14-16

Dr. Joel Elowsky
An Introduction to the Early Church*


June 15-17

Dr. Benjamin Haupt
Confessing Christ and Living His Mission: Pre-Constantinian Theology and Practice for Our Post-Constantinian World*


June 21-23

Dr. James Marriott

NEW

Worship, Culture, Inculturation*


June 28-30

Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.
Sculptor Spirit: Models of Sanctification from Spirit Christology


June 28-30

Dr. William Schumacher
A Quick Tour of the Lutheran World


June 28-30

Dr. Timothy Saleska
Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength


July 5-7

Dr. Kent Burreson
Dr. Beth Hoeltke
From Baptism to Burial: Death, Life and the New Creation


July 6-8

Dr. Chad Lakies

NEW

The Church’s Witness in a Secular Age


July 12-14

Dr. David Adams
The Old Testament of the Old Testament


July 12-14

Dr. James W. Voelz
The Gospel According to St. Mark


July 12-14

Dr. Joel Okamoto
Making Sense of [Your] Preaching


July 19-21

Dr. David Peter
De-coding the Apocalypse: Study of the Book of Revelation


July 21-23

Dr. Dale A. Meyer

NEW

Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow


July 26-28

Dr. David Coe

NEW

Provoking Proverbs: Wisdom and the Ten Commandments


Aug. 2-4

Dr. Joel Biermann

NEW

Beauty and Christian Witness


Aug. 2-4

Dr. Benjamin Haupt
Confessing Christ and Living His Mission: Pre-Constantinian Theology and Practice for Our Post-Constantinian World


Aug. 3-5

Dr. Kent Burreson
Dr. Rhoda Schuler

NEW

Treasures Old and New: A Workshop on Adult Faith Formation


Aug. 5-7

Dr. Joel Biermann
Wholly Citizens: Facing the World or How not to Sin the Voting Booth


Aug. 9-11

Dr. Abjar Bahkou
Proclaiming the Message of the Gospel in a Culture Dominated by Shame and Honor


Aug. 9-11

Dr. Reed Lessing

NEW

The Book of Jeremiah: Overcoming Life’s Sorrows


Aug. 16-18

Dr. Mark Koschmann

NEW

Faith and Justice in the City


Aug. 23-25

Dr. James W. Voelz

NEW

Principles of Biblical Interpretation for the Parish


Aug. 23-24

Dr. Peter Nafzger
Meeting the Crisis of Scripture as “People of the Word”: How to Avoid Liberal Criticism and Biblical Fundamentalism


*Workshop canceled

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Pre-Lenten Workshop

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Theological Symposium

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