Be sure to check this list often for the many wonderful educational and informational opportunities happening in and around our synod. There’s something for everyone in the congregation!
Summer Seminars at Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
Looking for a summer seminar opportunity? Check out the offerings at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Three seminars are available for leaders and teachers: “Leadership and Christian Formation in the Early Church” (July 7-11), “The Next Generation: World Christianity, Immigration, and the Transmission of Faith” (July 21-25), and “Cruciform Compassion in Christian Preaching and Worship” (July 21-25. Click here for more information about each program and how to apply for admission and funding.
Gettysburg Seminary Offers the New Six Course Certificate in Advanced-Practice in Ministry
Ministry isn’t what it used to be. The 21st century church is not your father’s (or mother’s) church, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg now offers a course of study for rostered leaders to meet the new challenges of ministry. In a rapidly changing world, we need places to vision and to be equipped for the challenges before the church. Gettysburg Seminary created Advanced-Practice in Ministry certificate geared toward practicing pastors and other rostered leaders ready to engage practical and theological concerns on an advanced level in this new reality.
With focus on real world challenges in current contexts for ministry, participants will be able to focus critical and creative energies on advancing their ministries. The Advanced-Practice program offers collaborative work, exploration of new models for ministry, and leadership formation in a six course intensive, residential learning schedule. Courses will be offered in October and January, and participants may begin at any stage of the course cycle.
More information, applications and course descriptions are available at the Seminary’s website. Click here to be redirected. You may also contact the Director of Lifelong Learning and Certificate Programs Rev. Dr. Michelle Holley Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or leave a phone message with Ms. Danielle Garber at 717.339.1322.
Upcoming Educational Events around our Synod and nearby…
Bible Study Series at The Wittel Farm
Our Favorite Books (of the Bible)
Rostered leaders will offer a study on their current favorite book of the Bible.
- Wednesday, March 12 – TBA
- Wednesday, May 14 – Judy Collins, AIM – Psalms
Participants will gather between 9-9:30 AM at The Wittel Farm for study. Lunch will be served at noon. Registration is limited. Cost: $15
For more information and to register, visit http://www.lutherancamping.org/events/biblestudy.php
March 2-4, 2014
33rd Annual Rural Ministry Conference: Revitalizing Rural & Small Town Ministries
Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA
This conference addresses issues and themes pertinent to the well-being of rural communities and the ministry of rural churches. The theme for 2014 is Revitalizing Rural & Small Town Ministries, and the keynote speaker at this year’s conference is Rev. Nancy Nyland, Director for Evangelical Mission in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the ELCA. The conference will include worship, speakers, workshops, and Bible study, and offer participants a unique opportunity to network with others who are active in and concerned about rural ministry. Presenters come from a variety of denominations. Click here to learn more.
March 15, 2014
CTIM: Radically Authentic. Everyday Disciples.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, PA
9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Click here for more information about registration and program.
August 4-14, 2013
“Lands of Luther” Tour
Would you like to relive the Reformation Movement in Luther’s Germany in the run-up to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation? An 11-day “Lands of Luther” tour is being planned for August 4 – 14, 2014, led by Pastor Ron Reaves, a retired pastor in the Delaware-Maryland Synod, and by Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane who is co-hosting and is looking forward to showing participants his native Germany. Stops include: the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt, Martin Luther’s birthplace in Eisleben, the Castle Church in Wittenberg; plus visits to the Rhine Valley; Leipzig, home of Johann Sebastian Bach; historic Berlin; Dresden, famous for its china and art; Augsburg and Nuremberg and finally Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Cost is $3559 per person (air/land tour price $2,899 plus $660 government taxes/airline fuel surcharges). It includes roundtrip airfare from Washington, D.C., first class/select hotels and most meals. For a brochure & more information contact Rev. Ron Reaves at (301) 663-9566 or Email: email@example.com
And it may seem like a long way off, but preachers here’s an opportunity for you…
Preparing to Preach Lent at Sea with the Rev. Dr. Craig Satterlee
Leave January 25, 2015 from New Orleans to cruise the Caribbean aboard the Carnival Dream. Click here for a brochure providing more details.