The Heart of Congregational Vibrancy: Intentional Faith Formation After Christendom
November 1-3, 2016 Vocation
Vibrant Christian congregations intentionally focus their ministries on the formation of Christian faith. While this may sound obvious, most of us actually operate on the assumption that Christian faith has been formed somewhere else—in the home or in the culture—and therefore focus our ministries on maintaining Christian faith, rather than forming it. Drawing on insights from a multi-year research project, this course will engage the assumptions, questions and practices required to cultivate distinctly Christian lives that boldly participate in God’s creative and redemptive work in the world today.
Contact Hours: 15
• Tuesday, 1-5:30 p.m. • Wednesday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Thursday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
- Carla Dahl, Professor of Congregational and Community Care Leadership, Luther Seminary
- Rolf Jacobson, Professor of Old Testament and The Alvin N. Rogness Chair in Scripture, Theology and Ministry, Luther Seminary
- Dwight Zscheile, Associate Professor of Congregational Mission and Leadership, Luther Seminary