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Adult Camps
Continuing Education Workshop

May 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM

May 24, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM

Continuing Education Workshop

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 lori@campokoboji.org

Date: May 22-24, 2017 Housing will be available on Sunday May 21, 2017

Presenter:  Dr. Peter Nafzger

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 - lori@campokoboji.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 ce@csl.edu or by calling 314-505-7286