Continuing Education 2016

Locations

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Detailed site information and online registration will become available for each site as information is finalized.

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 1–5, 2016
Clothed in Christ:
Paul's Letter to the Church in Ephesus

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Dr. Thomas M. Winger
Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary
St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada
Brochure
Paul’s letter to the Ephesians was considered by our forefathers to be one of the core books of the New Testament. The epistle will be carefully placed into the life of Paul and the setting of the Ephesian congregation. Via a close reading of the entire text of the epistle, this exegetical seminar will delve into its key Gospel themes, centering on its message of baptismal unity in Christ. (3 CEU)

Coordinator:
Rev. Warren Graff
505-823-9100
wwgraff@gmail.com

Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
7550 Eubank Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Camp Okoboji, Iowa

May 23–25, 2016
Ministry for Combat Veterans and Their Families

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Rev. Walter R. Steele
Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church
Quartz Hill, California
Brochure
A seminar exploring the identity diffusion, destruction and development in combat veterans and their families. Attention to both psychosocial dimensions and the unique impact of trauma on both veterans and families is paramount for appropriate pastoral care and counseling. Special emphasis is placed on identity assignment and identity appropriation, as presented by Paul in his Epistle to the Romans. Within that context, Romans 6–8 will receive the greater treatment. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of reading material.

Coordinator:
Lori Gamble – Camp Okoboji
1531 Edgewood Drive
Milford, IA 51351
712-337-3325
Lorigamble02@gmail.com

Location:
Camp Okoboji
1531 Edgewood Drive
Milford, IA 51351

Housing:
Lodging and meals for Camp Okoboji need to be reserved by calling 712-337-3325. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cedar Falls, Iowa

June 13–15, 2016
Isaiah 40-66

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Dr. R. Reed Lessing
St. Michael Lutheran Church
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
Isaiah 40-66 are some of the most significant chapters in the Old Testament, if not the entire Bible. Participants will not only study this section of Isaiah but will also be resourced with many sermons and Bible studies. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinators:
Pastor Versemann
319-352-2314
pastorversemann@msn.com
and
Rev. John Wegener
319-266-1274
CHLC.lcms@cfu.net

Location:
College Hill Lutheran Church
2322 Olive Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cheyenne, Wyoming

June 13–15, 2016
Theology of Church and Fellowship

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Dr. K. Detlev Schulz
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brochure

Church fellowship is defined by the marks of the Church, that is, the pure preaching of the Gospel and the right administration of the Sacraments. With the use of reflections on case studies and readings of Werner Elert’s, Eucharist and Church Fellowship, CTCR statements and selected readings, this course will explore the above statement and it will attempt to define the theological permissions and restrictions for the practice of church fellowship and ecumenical relations at all levels for both The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its congregations. (1.5 CEU)  

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Mark Maas
307-632-1241
mmaas@wyoming.com

Location:
King of Glory Lutheran Church
8806 Yellowstone Road
P.O. Box 2195
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Housing:

Please contact Rev. Maas regarding motel options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Flathead Lake, Montana

August 1–5, 2015
OMOΘYMA∆ON:
Community and Leadership in the Acts of the Apostles

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Dr. Jeffrey A. Oschwald
Concordia Seminary
St. Louis, Missouri

Brochure

In Acts 1:14, Luke describes the fellowship of apostles, family and followers of the Risen Lord as devoting themselves “with one accord” to prayer. In Acts, the people of God not only pray, they also attend worship, lift up their voices, pay attention, come to decisions and remain “together, with a single desire.” We will study the book of Acts together to learn what we can of this community whose members and leaders lived and worked with but one purpose. This will not only require us to discover what Acts has to tell us about this group and its leaders, it will also require us to know what Acts is about as a whole and how it is that narrative (as a genre) can work to guide our thinking and teaching and living. We will focus on the leaders of this community, but we will look at them within the context of the life of the community and discover what Luke has to teach us about living and leading in the Church of the Risen Lord. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Michael Warmbier
503-522-2611
mwarmbier@cu-portland.edu

Location:

Trinity Lutheran Camp
On the shores of Flathead Lake, near Bigfork, Montana

Note:
To reserve housing and meals at the site, contact the coordinator directly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fort Wayne, Indiana

October 3–7, 2016
Preaching from Hebrews

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Dr. John W. Kleinig
Australian Lutheran College
South Australia, Australia
Brochure

The letter to the Hebrews is a written sermon, a word of encouragement to a dispirited congregation that shows its members how they have access to God’s gracious heavenly presence in the divine service through Jesus their great high priest. There they listen in on the conversation between God and His Son. There Jesus not only brings God’s Word and His good gifts to them but also brings them and their offerings to God. By His blood He cleanses their consciences from all impurity in preparation for participation with the angels in the heavenly liturgy and sanctifies by their participation in it. This unit explores the rich liturgical teaching of this sermon.  (3.0 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Prof. Jeffrey Pulse
Assistant Kara Mertz
CE@ctsfw.edu
260-452-2103

Location:
Concordia Theological Seminary
6600 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Lodging:
To reserve lodging in the Visitor Dorms please call 260-452-2105.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Grand Rapids, Michigan

July 18–22, 2016
Confronting Confusion About the End-Times

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Dr. Charles A. Gieschen
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
This class will study how Paul addresses confusion about the end-times in his letters to the Thessalonians. Topics such as the “intermediate state,” Antichrist, the return of Christ, the wrath of God, judgment, rapture, resurrection and vocation will be addressed through a study of these two letters that exhibit Paul’s pastoral care for a congregation confused about eschatology. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. North Sherrill
616-581-8353
north.sherrill@att.net

Location:
Our Savior Lutheran Church
2900 Burton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Grass Valley, California

August 8–12, 2016
Christ and His Supper in the Old Testament

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Dr. Daniel J. Brege
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Decatur, Indiana
Brochure
This course will consider the basics of Old Testament sacrifices and their relationship to Christ. Emphasis will also be placed on their relationship to the Sacrament of the Altar. The Hebrew will not be emphasized as much as the Septuagint and New Testament Greek. (3 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of reading material. 

Coordinator:
Rev. Kent Schaaf
530-273-7043
pastor.schaaf@gmail.com

Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
1979 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Hickory, North Carolina

September 12–14, 2016
Judaica and the Jewish Context of the New Testament

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Dr. Dean O. Wenthe
Concordia University System
and
Concordia Theological Seminary
Brochure
Recent scholarship has benefited from the discoveries at Qumran and refined methodologies for the analysis of a variety of Second Temple texts. It has become increasingly clear that the cultural milieu of Palestine in the New Testament period was a complex mixture of Judaism and Hellenism. This fresh data provides textual, social and political information on the world of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus’ words and actions take on fresh meaning in light of the contexts which we can now more fully describe. Focus will fall on readings from the Talmud, Midrashim, Pesharim, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha and Qumran documents which provide additional insights into the biblical witness for teaching and preaching. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Ray Ohlendorf
828-632-4863
revxpistos@charter.net

Location:
Augustana Lutheran Church
1523 16th St. SE
Hickory, NC 28602

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

August 1–3, 2016
1 Corinthians and a Pauline Model for Ministry

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Dr. Peter Scaer
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
This course aims to take a fresh look at Paul the pastor, especially as he dealt with the many problems which beset the congregation at Corinth. In this regard, we will discuss the ways in which secular values began to infiltrate Corinthian theology. We will take special note of the way in which Paul dealt sensitively with the matter of Apollos, who, though a great teacher, introduced some unsound notions to the Corinthian congregation. By studying Paul as a pastor, we will offer suggestions as to how a pastor might firmly but sensitively lead his congregation in the way of the Lord. A pastoral approach to such topics as closed communion and speaking in tongues will be considered. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Luke Zimmerman
717-636-1545
revzimmerman@gmail.com

Location:

Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
208 Woods Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Peoria, Illinois

June 7–9, 2016
The Gospel in Philippians

 

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Dr. John G. Nordling
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
Written to thank Christians at Philippi for their generous gift to him, Paul gives hearty utterance in the letter to the Gospel of Christ Jesus: his thanksgiving to God for the Philippians’ partnership in his ministry (1:5), his being torn between going on and living in the body or departing to be with Christ (1:21-24), his joy amid the imprisonment (throughout), the Christ hymn (2:5-11) and the nature of their gift itself and its implications for their life together (4:14-19). The present course covers all these themes, and then some, and relates them to practical considerations in the parish and ministry. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Barry Long
309-688-4321
PRBLong@aol.com

Location:
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
908 W. Hanssler Place
Peoria, IL 61604

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Plano, Texas

June 21–23, 2016
Christian Ethics

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Dr. Gifford A. Grobien
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure

Theoretical and applied Christian ethics, understood from a distinctly scriptural and confessional perspective, is presented in overview and with particular attention to contemporary ethical questions and challenges. The ethical methodologies of teleology, deontology and virtue ethics are developed for practice within the Christian perspective. Applied questions are treated in the context of the vocations of the three estates: the Church, the household and the political community. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. James Woelmer
972-423-7447
jwoelmer@verizon.net

Location:
Faith Lutheran Church
1701 E. Park Boulevard
Plano, TX  75074

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Quartz Hill, California

June 9–11, 2016
The Theology of the Cross

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Prof. John T. Pless
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
Using Gerhard Forde’s Being a Theologian of the Cross as a guide; this course will look at the contrast between the theology of the cross and the theology of glory in Luther. The implications of the theology of the cross for preaching, pastoral care and evangelism will be discussed. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material. 

Coordinator:
Rev. Walter Steele
661-943-8433
rev.walter.steele@gmail.com

Location:
Resurrection Lutheran Church
42217 55th St. W.
Quartz Hill, CA 93536-3669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rochester, Minnesota

June 6–8, 2016
The Gospel of John:
A Sacramental Catechesis 

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Dr. William C. Weinrich
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
Although the Gospel of John is frequently interpreted to be without sacramental meaning or reference, the manner in which the story of Jesus is told reveals a pervasive christological, sacramental and ecclesial perspective. The narrative about Jesus is a narrative about the life of the Church grounded in and instantiated in Baptism and the Eucharist. Thus, the story of Jesus is descriptive of the “Way,” that is, of the manner of life begun and sustained through the Sacraments of the Church; it is descriptive of the “Truth,” that is, of the reality of grace and faith established in the Sacraments of the Church; it is descriptive of the "Life," that is, of the life of God which in Jesus has become the life of man. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material. 

Coordinator:
Rev. Scott R. Schilbe
507-289-0271
pastor@christrochester.org

Location:
Christ Lutheran Church
2904 20th St. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rogue River, Oregon

July 25–27, 2016
Luther's Theology in Today's World

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Dr. Cameron MacKenzie
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure

Is Lutheran theology as Luther himself developed it still relevant today? In a post-modern world that challenges the very existence of truth, can Lutherans still make use of Luther? After reading some of Luther's most significant writings and recalling their context in Luther's life and career, students will explore the Reformer's insights that are still important and discuss ways in which today’s Lutherans can demonstrate their relevance to contemporary society. (1.5 CEU)

 

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Evan C. Goeglein
541-582-0457
Pastor@faithrogueriver.org

Location:
Faith Lutheran Church
8582 Rogue River Highway
Rogue River, OR 97537

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Seattle, Washington

June 20–24, 2016
1 & 2 Peter

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Dr. Dean O. Wenthe
Concordia University System
and
Concordia Theological Seminary
Brochure
This exegetical study of the first Epistle of Peter, the “Epistle of Christian Hope,” will focus on the Epistle’s rich theology that touches every aspect of Christian living in a world of hostility, uncertainty and paganism. The unique theological formulation is seen as credal statement, with particular emphasis placed on the work of Christ and its hope-giving effect. The course will focus on the practical application of the work of Christ, the spiritual priesthood of all believers and eschatology for the Church today. (3.0 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Ernie V. Lassman
206-524-0024
lassman@messiahseattle.org

Location:
Messiah Lutheran Church
7050 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Shawano, Wisconsin

June 27–29, 2016
"Let Us Die That We Might Live": Confessing Christ with the Noble Army of Martyrs

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Dr. James G. Bushur
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
The class will focus on the age of martyrdom (70 A.D.–313 A.D.) and the ancient stories of Christian martyrs such as Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp of Smyrna and Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas of North Africa. Our engagement with these texts will lead us to consider the challenges that faced early Christians and how such challenges shaped their confession of Christ crucified. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Travis Kleinschmidt
715-524-4347
trkleinschmidt@gmail.com

Location:
St. Jakobi Lutheran Church
N 6386 E. Hazel Dr.
Shawano, WI 54166

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

St. Cloud, Minnesota

May 25–27, 2016
Eschatology in Isaiah

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Prof. Ryan M. Tietz
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Brochure
The book of Isaiah covers the entire eschatological sweep of the Bible from creation to new creation. This course will examine the book of Isaiah in terms of five transforming eschatological visions: Creation (land, world, New Creation), Sinai (the New Exodus; Israel, the nations), the Messiah/Servant, waiting/delay, and Zion by examining representative texts from each major division of Isaiah. (1.5 CEU)

Please refer to the brochure for a list of suggested reading material.

Coordinator:
Rev. Blake A. Rickbeil
218-924-4050
n0wsh@juno.com

Location:
Prince of Peace Lutheran School [Main Campus]
4770 County Road 120 North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Schedule:
Each day begins with devotions.
Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon

Lodging:
Mention “Continuing Education for CTSFW” at the Days Inn in St. Cloud, (320) 253-4444 (70 37th Ave. S) for the discounted price. Two double beds: $59.96. One single bed: $43.96. Includes complimentary breakfast.