Confessing Christ, living His mission focus of LAY BIBLE INSTITUTE

Ben HauptHelping Christians to stand strong in their confession while fully engaging the world in mission will be the focus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ fall Lay Bible Institute.

The Seminary will host its fall Lay Bible Institute from 7–9 p.m., Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 in Sieck Hall 202 on campus, 801 Seminary Place, Clayton, Mo.

Offered three times a year — in the fall, winter and summer — the institute is designed for pastors, students involved in homiletical education, and others interested in the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world.

Rev. Benjamin Haupt, assistant professor of practical theology and director of library services at Concordia Seminary, will lead “Confessing Christ and Living His Mission in the Early Church and Today” during the fall session.

“In our rapidly changing world, Christians today are confronted with changing views on marriage, declining church attendance, increasing hostility toward Christianity in the public square, and many other challenges,” Haupt said. “Some in the Church have called for a distinct retreat from culture. Others have called for the Church to adapt to the changing world.

“Come hear how Christians in the first three centuries answered the Lord Jesus’ call both to confess Him boldly, and yet also to live His mission in the world.”

Participants should not be worried whether they know much about the early Church. The institute will explore similarities between the past and the present, and introduce a number of early Christians who confessed Jesus and lived His mission.

Cost for the event is $30 per person. Registration is available online. The registration deadline is Oct. 2. For more information, contact the continuing education office at 314-505-7286 or ce@csl.edu.

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