In tribute to his devoted ministry and exemplary work toward creating social and racial justice, Pastor Kelly Chatman was honored with the Race, Church, Change Award at Luther Seminary on Nov. 1.
Third Quarter 2006
Three Luther Seminary former PhD students and Systematic Theology Professor Gary Simpson made major presentations at the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Consultation on Poverty and the Mission of the Church in Africa, Sept. 4-8.
The 2007 honorees of the Faithfulness in Ministry Cross Award represent three different generations of ministry, but they are united by the exemplary service they provide their congregations and communities.
Betsy Miller joined Luther Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program in Congregational Mission and Leadership because it closely matched her new job title with the Moravian Church. And what a match it proved to be: Her first major course project became a call for transformation that was presented to leaders of about 40 Moravian churches from Michigan to California this year.
TEEM is designed to benefit churches serving various ethnic-specific ministries. By September 2007, the TEEM program at Luther and its counterpart at PLTS in Berkeley, Calif., will be one and the same. The TEEM-building merger will offer students the combination of PLTS’s more extensive program with Luther’s larger faculty.
For strategic planning to work, it must first take strong involvement and support from the whole Luther community. The faculty met in retreat in September to discuss the strategic planning process. Here is a brief update from that meeting.