Spring 2012 Not for Credit Courses

Seminars on Educational Ministry in Congregations

Open to LTSP Students, Pastors and Christian Educators

LTSP is pleased to present a series of one-day seminars/workshops exploring various facets of educational ministries in congregations in Spring Semester 2012.  Each daylong seminar is taught by a qualified practitioner and aims to provide a concentrated focus on a theme.  The seminars are open to students (for credit) and to interested Pastors and Christian Educators (for non-credit or continuing education credit). Each seminar will be from 9 am to 4 pm at The Brossman Center.

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9 am to 4 pm

Dr. Erik HeenBiblical Literacy in CongregationsDr. Erik Heen, John H. P. Reumann Professor in Biblical Studies, LTSP. 

About the seminar: This seminar explores recent resources that can help congregations work toward the goal the ELCA Churchwide Assembly set in 2007, that, “The whole church become more fluent in the first language of faith, the language of Scripture, in order that we might live into our calling as a people renewed, enlivened, empowered, and sent by the Word.” The session will include both presentations and opportunities to pursue hands-on Bible study. Although ELCA “Book of Faith Initiative” materials will be among those showcased, participants from all church bodies are encouraged to attend. For those who are taking the course for credit, required pre-reading is Diane Jacobson, Stanley N. Olson, Mark Alan Powell, Opening the Book of Faith: Lutheran Insights for Bible Study (Augsburg Fortress, 2008).

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9 am to 4 pm

The Rev. Dr. J. Paul RajashekarEducation for Interreligious EngagementThe Rev. Dr. J. Paul Rajashekar, Luther D. Reed Professor of Systematic Theology and Dean, LTSP.




Friday, April 20, 2012 - 9 am to 4 pm

The Rev. Dr. Jessicah Krey-DuckworthSunday School and Young Adult Ministries: The Rev. Dr. Jessicah Krey-Duckworth, Assistant Professor of Congregational and Community Care Leadership, Luther Seminary, St. Paul. MN.

About the seminar: How do we enter the Christian faith?  How do we grow in faith?  How do we live out our faith?  Come discern, explore, and re-imagine practices of faith formation that nurture disciples through Sunday School and Young Adult Ministries.

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 9 am to 4 pm

The Rev. Dr. Nelson StrobertMulticultural Religious Education in Congregations: The Rev. Dr. Nelson T. Strobert, Professor of Christian Education in the Paulssen-Hale Chair of Church and Society and Director of Multicultural Programs, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA.

Persons seeking to receive academic credit can earn a full unit of credit (3 semester hours) for taking all five seminars or a one half-unit credit for taking three seminars. Each seminar will be a stand-alone unit with its own pre-readings and assignments.  Contact, Registrar@ltsp.edu  for information on registration.

For those seeking non-credit or continuing education credit, a $50 registration fee per seminar applies. Non-credit/CE registration with a credit card is available online here.

For information and alternate registration details on LTSP's non-credit education, contact: Kathy Afflerbach, Coordinator for Non-Credit Education, Kafflerbach@Ltsp.edu.