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Luther Seminary Introduces Kairos Continuing Education Courses for Summer

( [email protected] ) Jun 01, 2004 04:07 PM EDT

Luther Seminary will continue educate students through out the summer by offering a variety of Kairos continuing education courses. Continuing education in the ELCA is intended to better equip those in leadership roles so that the whole body of Christ may better carry out God’s mission. The courses have been carefully planned and reviewed by clergy and their staff support committee. They annually hold meetings to discuss Kairos activities and hours.

The ELCA expects a minimum of 50 contact hours annually in continuing education. A contact hour is defined as a typical 50-minute classroom instruction session or the equivalent.

Below is the first Kairos course which will be offered from June 3-4, 2004. For more information about Kairos courses go to www.luthersem.edu

WOMEN OF THE ELCA 2005 BIBLE STUDY PREPARATION: THE PARABLES OF JESUS

PART I:

PARABLES FROM THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

God in the everyday

· Parable of Mustard Seed, Parable of Yeast (Matthew 13:31-35)

God’s gracious economy

· The Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)

Forgiveness

· The Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 19:23-35)

Ready or not!

· The Ten Bridesmaids (Matthew 25:1-13)

PART II:

PARABLES FROM THE GOSPEL OF LUKE

Guess who’s coming for dinner

· The Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24)

I will send my beloved son

· The Wicked Tenants (Luke 20:9-18)

If someone rises from the dead

· The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)

Outrageous generosity

· The Profligate Father (Prodigal Son) (Luke 15:11-32)

God knows what you need

· The Ravens and the Lillies (Luke 12:22-30)

Seminar Leader: Audrey West, Professor of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago

Tuition: $40

Contact Hours: 9

Class Times:

Begins 1:00 p.m. June 3

Ends 2:00 p.m. June 4