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
Midwinter Theological Conference
Izaak Walton Inn, Essex, MT
January 27-29, 2014
Dr. Craig Koester
brochure (PDF, 312K)
Revelation is a book that has generated both fear and hope. People inside and outside the church have been intrigued with its vivid word pictures of the Lamb and Beast, Babylon and New Jerusalem. Popular media features attempt to turn the book into a timeline of cosmic destruction, even as people in our pews experience the book in their worship and hymnody—often without knowing it. In these sessions we will explore Revelation’s compelling witness to the Creator and the Lamb, and ask how the book might continue to speak through preaching, teaching and worship in our congregations.
Cost includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, and full suppers
Staying in a single: Regular $418/New to Ministry, LPA, lay $408
Staying in a double: Regular $299/New to ministry, LPA, lay $289/Spouse not attending sessions $219
Commuters: Clergy $80/New to ministry, LPA $70
Scholarship funds available to help with cost.
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 $10/ Clergy or for continuing ed. Credit $15
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 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.
Renew Retreat FLBC
March 2-4 (beginning at 6m on the 2nd and ending at 11am on the 4th) to register contact the FLBC office: 406-844-3201
Preaching Workshop with Pastor Steven Loy
June 3 Malta Lutheran, Malta, 9am to 3pm
June 4 New Hope Lutheran, Great Falls, 9am to 3pm
Rocky Boy Immersion Event