Seminaries sponsor summer workshops

Registration remains open for a number of off-campus continuing-education workshops both Synod seminaries are offering around the country this summer.
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is holding 10 workshops, with registration still open for eight, and the registration deadline has passed for all but four of the 16 workshops being conducted by Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.
For more information about the St. Louis workshops, contact the Office of Continuing Education, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7123; Or, register online at (click on “Continuing Education”).
For a brochure about Fort Wayne’s workshops, call the CTS Continuing Education Office at (260) 452-2249. For more information or to register online, go to on the Web.
The tuition for each three-day event sponsored by the St. Louis seminary is $110 per person.  Tuition for the four-day workshops sponsored by the Fort Wayne seminary is $200 for active professional church workers and $50 for others. For information about housing and meals, contact host pastors and site coordinators listed in the brochures or on the Web sites.
Topics, instructors, dates, registration deadlines and sites of the Concordia, St. Louis, workshops are:

  • “Ten Things Everyone Should Know about [the Gospel of] John”; Dr. Bruce Schuchard, associate professor of exegetical theology; Aug. 2-4 (registration deadline: July 9); St. James Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio.

  • “What’s a Family and Why Should We Care? Family Ministry in the New Millennium”; Dr. John Oberdeck, associate professor of theology, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon; Aug. 2-4 (July 9); Faith Community Lutheran Church, Las Vegas, Nev.

  • “Gospel of John”; Dr. Louis Brighton, professor emeritus; Aug. 9-11 (July 16); Trinity Lutheran Church, Tryon, N.C.

  • “Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel”; Dr. R. Reed Lessing, assistant professor of exegetical theology; Aug. 9-11 (July 16); Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • “Two Kinds of Righteousness: A Better Paradigm than Law and Gospel”; Dr. Joel Biermann, assistant professor of systematic theology; Aug. 9-11 (July 16); Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, Ind.

  • “The Uniqueness of Christ in a Pluralistic Culture: Through Lutheran Eyes”; Dr. Joel Okamoto, assistant professor of systematic theology; Aug. 9-11 (July 16); College Hill Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

  • “Proverbs and Beyond: Biblical Wisdom for Faith and Ministry”; Dr. Henry Rowold, mission professor of practical theology; Aug. 16-18 (July 23); King of Glory Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, Va.

  • “Shepherding God’s Flock Today: Issues in Church, Ministry and Pastoral Leadership from the First Testament”; Dr. Andrew Bartelt, professor of exegetical theology; Aug. 16-18 (July 23); Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Collins, Colo.

Topics, seminary faculty members, dates, locations and host congregations for the CTS workshops are:

  • “Themes in the Gospel of John”; Dr. William Weinrich, professor of historical theology; July 36-30; Austin, Texas; Grace Lutheran Church, Elgin, Texas.

  • “History and Theology of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod”; Dr. Lawrence R. Rast, associate professor of historical theology; Aug. 2-6; Flathead Lake, Mont.; Trinity Lutheran Church, Wolf Point, Mont.

  • “The Missionary Message and Theology of the Old Testament”; Dr. Walter A. Maier III, associate professor of exegetical theology; Aug. 2-6; Pittsburgh, Pa.;  Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh.

  • “Fellowship in the Old Testament”; Dr. Daniel L. Gard, associate professor of exegetical theology; Aug. 2-6; Albuquerque, N.M.; Grace Lutheran Church, Albuquerque.

Registration deadline for the Fort Wayne-sponsored workshops is 30 days before the start of each workshop.

Posted May 28, 2004

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