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Lifelong Learning Bulletin Insert
American and Lutheran Evangelicalism
Dr. Paul Seastrand – Pastor at Zion Lutheran in Lewistown
brochure (PDF, 324 K)
Lutherans who are comfortable being called “evangelical” are often curious about Christians called “Evangelicals” with a capital E. While Lutherans see themselves as evangelicals committed to infant baptism, liturgical worship, and a Bible infallible in matters of faith and salvation, Evangelicals see themselves committed to believer’s baptism, experimental worship, and a Bible infallible in nearly all matters. At the same time, many Lutherans are hard-pressed to distinguish the origins and deep differences between these two ways of being evangelical.
This class outlines the history of Evangelicalism in America, along with the theology of believer’s baptism, the role of experience, the interpretation of the Bible, the understanding of ordained ministry, and the engagement with culture and politics. These, in turn, are compared to Lutheran teachings. We hope to gain additional perspective and depth on some of the enormous changes affecting Christianity today.
February 25 Bethlehem, Kalispell, MT 9am-3pm
March 4 First English, Great Falls, MT 9am-3pm
5 Contact Hours
$65 Clergy and Rostered Leaders
$30 LPA and lay ministers
Webcast: Ministry with Young Adults: Who are they? What’s Changed? What to do about it?
Thursday, Feb. 13th 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Dr. Adam Copeland, Faculty Director For Faith and Leadership at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
We can sense the shifts; studies support them – young adults today marry later, have fewer children, and ask different questions about faith and spirituality. How should the church respond to these shifts? What does vital ministry with 20/30 somethings look like today?
Rev. Copeland has served as a pastor, helped launch an emergent young adult ministry in Fargo and now directs the Faith and Leadership program at Concordia College. He loves asking good questions about what new thing God may be doing with the church today.
Lay cost $5/ Clergy or for continuing ed. Credit $10
Webcast will take place in seven locations around MT. Format is designed for groups to gather, listen and watch the speaker and then participate in discussion with the others gathered at the church.
Webcast will take place in ten locations around MT:
- First Lutheran, Glasgow
- Pella Lutheran, Sidney
- Our Savior's, Columbia Falls
- Gold Hill, Butte
- American Lutheran, Billings
- Bethel Lutheran, Great Falls
- Immanuel, Missoula
- Hope Lutheran, Bozeman
- Messiah, Havre
- Trinity Lutheran, Sheridan, WY
The format is designed for groups to gather, listen and watch the speaker and then participate in discussion with the others gathered at the church.
Renew Retreat FLBC, Lakeside, MT
March 2-4, 2014 (6 pm Sunday - 11 am Tuesday)
Pastors, youth directors, parents, and anyone interested in youth and family ministry are invited to this retreat. participants will evaluate their current ministries, create a plan for renewed Youth and Family Ministry in their context, and be empowered to lead change for the sake of communicating the Gospel of Jesus into a new day. This year's retreat will be led by Rev. Tim Coltvet, pastor and Coordinator of Contextual Learning and Coaching for Luther Seminary's Children, Youth, and Family department. Cost is $160. Call 406-752-6602 to register.
Preaching Workshop with Pastor Steven Loy
June 3 Malta Lutheran, Malta, 9am to 3pm
June 4 New Hope Lutheran, Great Falls, 9am to 3pm
The Vision and Practice of 21st Century Faith Formation
June 12 – 14
A three day gathering, led by Vibrant Faith Ministries.
For more information, call Paul Goodman at Hope Lutheran in Bozeman: 406-586-5572, or go to the Vibrant Faith Ministries website
Rocky Boy Immersion Event