Check out our April and May continuing education classes at www.luthersem.edu/lifelong_learning. There are classes on clergy coaching, spirituality and leadership, conflict, biblical preaching, gifts discovery training for you and your congregation, and strategy for long-term youth ministry. Classes are open to clergy and lay leaders.
April 2005 Newsletter
The work of the Presidential Search Committee moves into its final stages this month. Over 80 applications, nominations and referrals were received in response to the invitation for applications in late December. The prospect pool included distinguished Lutheran leaders from across the nation.
The Committee began screening prospects in January. A group of five semifinalists was interviewed in March from which three finalists were selected for additional conversation in April. Extensive reference work has been completed and continues and a personnel consultant is assisting in the assessment of the finalists. The Committee expects to complete its work and present a nominee to the Boards of Directors and Trustees meeting in joint session at their regularly scheduled meeting on May 2.
Hundreds of people have assisted in the process both in assessing the leadership needs and priorities of the Seminary prior to the search and in suggesting and evaluating candidates in the course of the search. Most important, the entire process has been facilitated and upheld by the regular intercessions of thousands of people across the Church who are committed to the mission of the Seminary and the ministry of the Gospel. We continue our work in the confidence that God will call a faithful and effective leader to this office.
Chair, Presidential Search Committee
www.luthersem.edu/previews [Previews] gives high-school youth with gifts for ministry a “preview” of seminary life. This one-day event features engaging breakout sessions, discussions with seminary students and faculty, campus tours, lunch, fabulous prizes and more!
Luther Seminary is offering this event on two Thursdays: April 21 & April 28, 2005.
Find out more at www.luthersem.edu/previews!
Friday, April 29, 2005
Chapel of the Incarnation, Luther Seminary
Presenter: Herbert Anderson, ELCA Theologian at Seattle University, Seattle, Wash., and 2004–2005 Visiting Professor at Yale Divinity School.
* Lecture I: 10:00 A.M.
* Lecture II: 1:00 P.M.
* Lecture III: 2:30 P.M.
For more information, visit https://www.luthersem.edu/lectures/heinfry
“I’m all about teenagers; they’re so capable, so excited about life … I think it’s cool how receptive they are about faith, and how you can be so honest with them.” – Amanda Weitzel
Amanda Weitzel wears two hats as a senior Master of Arts student in the Youth and Family program at Luther Seminary. She is both a student and a mentor of students. This is what brought her to Luther Seminary in 2003, and it anchors her learning now.
Wednesday, April 20, 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Olson Campus Center – Chapel of the Incarnation People with disabilities and their families are among the most unchurched in our culture. How do congregations communicate the gospel effectively to people with disabilities and their families? Ginny Thornburgh will deliver the plenary, “That All May Worship: A […]