Workshop for Pastors, Teachers, DCE's, Deaconesses,and lay people
Camp Okoboji is partnering with Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO to hold this continuing education class for pastors, DCE's, Deaconesses, teachers and lay people.
Address: Camp Okoboji
1531 Edgewood Dr. Milford IA 51351
Contact Person: Lori Gamble, 712-337-3325 email@example.com
Date: May 22-24, 2017 Housing will be available on Sunday May 21, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Peter Nafzger
NEW COURSE BEING OFFERED THIS YEAR!
Title: Beginning with the End in Mind: A Restructured, Expanded, Holistic, and Intergenerational Approach to Confirmation - Barna recently reported that that 59% of 18-29 year-olds with a Christian background have dropped out of church (David Kinnaman, You Lost Me.) This confirms a disturbing trend that many pastors and congregations have experienced firsthand. Young people—often confirmed young people—are quickly abandoning their confirmation vows in our increasingly post-church culture. How shall we respond? One response is to take another look at how we are raising up Christian children to meet today’s (and tomorrow’s) challenges. In this workshop we’ll explore a restructured, expanded, holistic, and intergenerational model for confirmation that was developed over the course of several years by an LCMS congregation. Through a careful and intentional process, we took the best of what had been done in the past and introduced substantial congregation-wide revisions. The result was a new process of incorporating young people into the fullness of the Christian life. As part of this workshop, we’ll discuss the current state of confirmation in the LCMS, and we’ll consider the process this particular congregation used to make a significant congregational change.
To reserve housing please contact Lori Gamble by calling the camp or by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs for housing and meals is $200. This cost includes lodging for Sunday - Tuesday, meals from Monday breakfast through lunch on Wednesday and all refreshments. Towels and Linens will be provided. Housing and meals may be paid to Camp Okoboji
All housing will be in Bethel Retreat Center.
The Schedule " TBA
Cost for the workshop is $140.00 payable to Concordia Seminary. To register contact Erika Bennett at email@example.com or by calling 314-505-7286