Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Second Career Exploration - November 23 at CLS

Sometimes God nudges people toward ministry in their youth as a first professional vocation. Other times, life may take different turns early, and people respond to God's ministry nudge after working in some other career or profession first. Either way, Concordia Lutheran Seminary exists to prepare men for Lutheran pastoral ministry and men or women for diaconal Lutheran ministry in Canada.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the ministry and the seminary, whether as a first or second career, please consider joining us November 23, 2019, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., on our Edmonton seminary campus for an exploration of what seminary training for ministry could mean for you.

The exploration event starts at 10 a.m. when we will get acquainted over coffee. It will include a tour of the building, a student panel talking about their seminary experience, spending time in a brief seminary "class," hearing basic information about the seminary, and have time for Q&A, eating lunch, and closing with a devotion by 1:30 p.m. We are hoping to record components of the day, so that if you are unable to attend, you can catch up a bit by listening to the recording later.

In order to help us plan, please register by contacting Dr. Jim Gimbel directly at 
jgimbel@concordiasem.ab.ca or 780-474-1468 x 224 and let him know.

Spouses are encouraged to attend as well. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Quest - Fall 2019; updated

“Lutheran Distinctives”

You can still participate!

What is unique about being Lutheran? How does Lutheranism contribute to the greater Church? Why is Lutheran identity important today?

This fall’s Quest course at Concordia Lutheran Seminary explores “Lutheran Distinctives.” It is taught by Academic Dean, Dr. Stephen Chambers. All four evening sessions focus on Lutheran theological tradition that gives us a very special, irreplaceable role within the body of Christ.

Tuesday, 8 October:The Theology of the Cross: How God both hides himself and reveals himself.”
          Now recorded and available online. Use the link below.

Tuesday, 15 October:Two Kinds of Righteousness: Discerning God’s work and our work in our lives.”

Tuesday, 22 October:Two Kingdoms: How God works in both the church and the world.”

Tuesday, 29 October:Together Under the Cross: How we live in the means of grace.”

Quest runs from 7:00-9:00 PM MDT. Quest classes are free, at the seminary or online at https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem.
Each week has its own online link. Click the appropriate link on the Tuesday evening you want to participate or watch any of the recorded classes at your convenience. Watch individually or as a group. To secure a place, please register with Kathy Budgell at kbudgell@concordiasem.ab.ca or 780-474-1468 ext. 225.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

2019 Field Education Assignments

An important part of our curriculum is the practical component of contextual education that happens in the Field Education parish for the pre-vicarage years (and then a full year of contextual vicarage). The Field Education parish-pastor-student pairings were announced during the chapel service on September 10. Seminarian Kyle Eddy was assigned to Concordia Lutheran, Edmonton (Mill Woods), working with Pastor Mark Hennig, and Seminarian Josh Timm, was assigned to Bethlehem Lutheran, Edmonton, working with Pastor Scott Lyons. We thank God for the pastors and congregations who partner with us on this labour of love.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Welcome Dr. Mark Press


Rev. Dr. Mark Press will be teaching the September short term course, “Theology of Mission and Evangelism.” His doctoral work was completed at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN. He comes with extensive parish ministry experience, but also has served as faculty and director of the Oswald Hoffman School of Christian Outreach until his retirement.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Join us for Opening Service 2019!

Please join us for the 2019 Concordia Lutheran Seminary Opening Service - the official opening for the 2019-2020 school year. The service will take place in the Concordia Lutheran Seminary Chapel at 7:00 p.m. on August 28, 2019. You are welcome to attend in person at 7040 Ada Blvd NW in Edmonton or online using this link: https://youtu.be/asrTaaY7wz8. You may view the Opening Service bulletin by using this link: http://www.concordiasem.ab.ca/documents/2019-20OpeningServiceFolder.pdf.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Biblical Hebrew for you


This class has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Biblical Hebrew, can meet different goals for different people. Laypeople will gain the ability to read the Old Testament in its original language. Pre-seminary students will acquire the competence they need to begin seminary classes. Pastors will refresh their ability to prepare for sermons and Bible classes.

Starting Tuesday, September 3, Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton is offering a 9-month evening course in Biblical Hebrew (BL-090/091) by distance education – you can access it on the internet from anywhere. The course is tentatively scheduled to meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm (Mountain Time). The instructor is Dr. Stephen Chambers, the seminary’s Academic Dean and resident professor of New Testament.

In addition to the twice-a-week “live” online classes, led by Dr. Chambers, the course relies heavily on students’ independent work using the course’s textbook, workbook, and online materials. The course follows Basics of Biblical Hebrew (2nd edition) by Gary Pratico and Miles Van Pelt. A detailed course schedule and syllabus is available upon request.

The course is reasonably priced at $250 per semester. (Church-workers in Lutheran Church-Canada pay even less.)

Interested? Contact the registrar, Anna Yang: ayang@concordiasem.ab.ca or 780-474-1468 ext. 227.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

2019 Sacred Convocation

Join the Concordia Lutheran Seminary family on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm for our 35th Sacred Convocation at Bethel Lutheran Church, 298 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park AB. We will celebrate four students being awarded their MDiv degree, as well as their theological diplomas and first call assignments. We will also have one vicarage placement; synod will provide a theological diploma and placement for one PAT student; and CLS will bestow one Faith in Life award. The convocation service will be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person. 
View Sacred Convocations on our YouTube Channel live:https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Spring Quest

JOIN US!

Quest

“Heroes & Heretics in the Early Church”

As the saying goes, “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” This spring’s Quest course focuses on the value of knowing ancient church history, while considering both the heroes and the heresies of the 4th and 5th centuries A.D. Through the drama of emperors, councils, creeds, bishops, priests, monks, and lay people, we will discover the heart of the Trinitarian and Christological controversies that shape our faith even today. For what was at stake, for heroes and heretics alike, was nothing less than the clarity of the gospel itself. Our sessions will be led by Alex Marque, who is a PhD candidate in the history of biblical interpretation at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and this semester’s full-time visiting instructor at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton.

Tuesday 19 March:A Battle Fought at Night: Alexander and Athanasius against Arius at the council of Nicaea.”

Tuesday 26 March:And We Believe in the Holy Spirit: A Trio of Heroes for the Trinity of Persons in God at the second Ecumenical Council.”

Tuesday 2 April:Mary Mother of God? Cyril of Alexandria against Nestorius on the oneness of Christ at the council of Ephesus.”

Tuesday 9 April:Jesus Wept: Eutyches’ misunderstanding of Cyril and the reaffirmation of Jesus’ Humanity at the council of Chalcedon.”

Quest runs from 7:00-9:00 pm. As always, you can attend Quest for free, in person at the seminary or online. Group participation using the seminary’s online platform is welcome. Invite your friends!

To secure a place, please register with Kathy Budgell at 780-474-1468 Ext 225 or kbudgell@concordiasem.ab.ca.
 
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