Patrick R. Keifert
Professor and Olin S. and Amanda Fjelstad Reigstad Chair of Systematic Theology

Patrick R. KeifertEmail:
pkeifert@luthersem.edu

Office:
651-641-3254    GH 304

Curriculum Vitae for Patrick R. Keifert

Courses

CL 0540 01TRANSFORMING CHR COMM FOR MISSION Summer Session 2014-2015

This course focuses on critical theological reflection on practices and strategies for doing missional ministry within specific contexts. Working through case studies of particular communities, students deepen their imagination around mission and expand their capacity for leading communities in participating in God's mission in the world, including fostering innovation and cultivating new forms of Christian community.

SG 0601 50 C4VOCATIONAL FORMATION-LEARNING LDR ISpring Semester 2014-2015

This section intended for Cohorts 5 and 6 of the MDIV DL program.

SG 0601 50 C5VOCATIONAL FORMATION-LEARNING LDR ISpring Semester 2014-2015

This section is intended for cohort 8 of the MDIV DL program.

ST 0425 01TRIUNE GOD AND WORLD-JESUS SAVIOR Spring Semester 2014-2015

This course provides instruction and practice in theologically-based practical reasoning for ministerial contexts, including a comprehensive, coherent presentation of the articles of faith, and cultivating theological imagination in view of communities and neighbors through current questions, challenges to faith, and awareness of diverse contexts. Each class will focus on a particular article of the creed or related Christian doctrines for the practices of ministry. Focus: Jesus the Savior

ST 1442 50SPIRIT-LED LEADERSHIP Spring Semester 2014-2015

An exploration of the doctrine and work of the Holy Spirit in the practice of leading local churches. Practical models growing out of worldwide research in local practices join contemporary theological reflection on the work of the Spirit within the life of the Triune God.

ST 6442 50SPIRIT LED LEADERSHIP - ONLINE Spring Semester 2014-2015

An exploration of the doctrine and work of the Holy Spirit in the practice of leading local churches. Practical models growing out of worldwide research in local practices join contemporary theological reflection on the work of the Spirit within the life of the Triune God.

Speaking Topics:

Patrick R. Keifert is available to speak at your congregation's event or adult forum on the following topics. For other faculty and staff resources, visit our Online Resource Guide

  • Congregational Studies and Mission
  • Doctrine of the Church
  • Lay Leadership Development
  • Long Range Planning
  • Visioning

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Education:

View a detailed curriculum vitae for Patrick R. Keifert. This includes education, professional positions, activities, memberships and publications.

Ph.D.University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
1982
OrdainedELCA
1978
M.Div.Christ Seminary-Seminex
1977
B.A.Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
1973

Biography:

Patrick Keifert was named an instructor in systematic theology at Luther Seminary in 1980 and was made associate professor in 1986. He has also been an adjunct professor at the School of Law, Hamline University, St. Paul, since 1984.

His teaching experience began at Christ Seminary -- Seminex where he was a teaching assistant in 1976-77 and instructor in systematic theology in the summer of 1980.

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