God's Mission and Worship
Jan. 29-31, 2014
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.
Dinner Church | The Failure of Christian Vocation Breakfast
At this year's Mid-Winter Convocation, you have the opportunity to experience a unique form of worship called Dinner Church. Pastor Emily Scott of St. Lydia's Church in Brooklyn, New York, will lead us. St. Lydia's is an experiment in what the Church might be when a shared meal is at the center of our common life.
St. Lydia's gathers every Sunday and Monday night to cook and share a sacred meal, just as the first followers of Jesus did. They eat, explore Scripture, offer prayers and sing together. Tied to the Lutheran and Episcopal traditions, worship is rooted in the patterns of the Early Church. To view a video of this unique worship experience, visit http://www.stlydias.org.
The Failure of Christian Vocation Breakfast
Why is it that while most clergy identify vocation—the belief that all Christians are called by God to participate in God’s care for the world—as a primary theological category, most of their people do not feel called? This was the question prompting a five-year research project shared among five seminaries from five different theological traditions (Lutheran, Methodist, Evangelical, Roman Catholic and Reformed). What did we learn? That it’s about faith formation—in the home, in the congregation and in the world. What can we do to stimulate more vibrant faith? Come and find out.