Drs. Rhoda Schuler (Concordia University – St. Paul) and Kent Burreson (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis) are pleased to announce the next online conference on adult faith formation as part of their “Forming Lutherans” research and resources. Building on their earlier conference (Treasures Old and New: A Conference on Adult Faith Formation), this follow-up event will unfold ways in which the emblems of the Church intersect with the process of drawing people into Christ’s orbit, thus making them disciples. Belonging, believing, and behaving describe the person’s journey toward discipleship. Each of these three descriptors serves as a daily theme for the conference and will be paired with the emblems of the Church. By exploring what the Church is (a community of faith in Christ) and the activities that identify a community as Church (worship, preaching and teaching, and witness and service), the conference leaders will explore how living as the Church opens a Christian community to Christ’s missional calling: to teach and baptize and to love one another and the world.
This conference is open to LCMS pastors, commissioned ministers, and lay members at no cost, because funding for this program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.