Workshop Series

The Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop Series offers three days of 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 host workshops live online to share their expertise with pastors, church workers and laypeople.

Formerly known as the Summer Workshop Series, the 2020 workshops cover topics ranging from Pre-Constantinian theology to post-denominational challenges and from the psalms to 1 Peter. Browse the list below to find and register for workshops.

2020 Workshops

Date Presenter Presentation
June 15-17, 2020 Dr. Reed Lessing Amos: Restore the Roar
June 15-17, 2020 Dr. Timothy Saleska Influenced by a Cloud of Witnesses: Reading the Psalms for Spiritual Strength
June 22-24, 2020 Dr. Abjar Bahkou Muslims and the Gospel, from Challenges to Opportunities: Getting to Know Our Muslim Friends
June 29-July 1 Dr. Joel Okamoto Being Lutheran in a Post-Denominational Situation
July 20-22, 2020 Dr. Dale A. Meyer Studies in 1 Peter: The Importance of Your Congregation to People in Today’s Culture
July 27-29, 2020 Dr. Dale A. Meyer Studies in 1 Peter: The Importance of Your Congregation to People in Today’s Culture
August 3-5, 2020 Dr. Kent Burreson
Dr. Beth Hoeltke
From Baptism to Burial: Death, Life and the New Creation
August 3-5, 2020 Dr. Erik Herrmann Reforming Christian Devotion
August 6-8, 2020 Dr. Richard Marrs Making Christian Counseling More Christ Centered
August 10-12, 2020 Dr. Thomas Egger The Book of Exodus as Story and Gospel
August 10-12, 2020 Dr. Benjamin Haupt Confessing Christ and Living His Mission: Pre-Constantinian Theology and Practice for Our Post-Constantinian World
August 10-12, 2020 Dr. Reed Lessing Zechariah: Thy Kingdom Come
August 17-19, 2020 Dr. Abjar Bahkou Muslims and the Gospel, from Challenges to Opportunities: Getting to Know Our Muslim Friends

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.

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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, 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.

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