Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Gonzales, Louisiana

Prof. John T. Pless

  • Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
  • Director of Field Education
(260) 452-2271



Using the Catechism in the Congregation

June 22, 2020-June 24, 2020

The 2017 catechism has numerous features that have the potential of enhancing the use of Luther’s Small Catechism in the congregation. This course will explore the guiding principles behind the revision, implications for catechetical pedagogy, the use of Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions in the revision, and devotional aspects of the Synod’s new catechism. This course will provide suggestions for a richer use of Luther’s Catechism in the congregation focusing on prayer and vocation. We will also offer some models for preaching on the chief parts of the Catechism in the Advent and Lenten midweek services.

Course Location

Saint James Lutheran Church
1415 E. Highway 30
Gonzales, LA 70737

Course Readings

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Questions about
this Course?

Rev. Karl D. Hollibaugh
(225) 644-2432
(225) 361-5121

Phone Registration

LeeAnna Rondot
(260) 452-2204

General CE Information

Kara Mertz
(260) 452-2103