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So wrote one participant on the evaluation form for the January Webinar, “Treasures Old and New: A Conference on Adult Faith Formation.” “Those three brothers” are the parish pastors whose expertise is the foundation for the conference attended by 46 people from 21 different LCMS districts, ranging from coast to coast and from the deep […]
Our thanks to Rev. Steve Zank, Director of Theology for the Center for Worship Leadership, Christ College, Concordia University, Irvine, California for inviting us to converse about our research on the CWL’s “Theology in Motion” podcast.In the podcast Steve Zank explores with us our research project on worship and the adult catechumenate, funded by the […]
Friends in Christ,Forming Lutherans has set up an email distribution list through Mail Chimp to send email notices of new content on our website, forminglutherans.org. We plan to use this featureTo keep you informed about plans for the online conference in June 2021;To share resources on the adult catechumenate with you;To offer an occasional word […]
Cyril served as bishop of Jerusalem in the late 4th century. It’s possible that the pilgrim Egeria heard his lectures.If any here is a slave of sin, let him promptly prepare himself through faith for the new birth into freedom and adoption; and having put off the miserable bondage of his sins, and taken on him the […]
What people say about FormingLutherans.org
Because effective catechesis shapes a person’s total being, I heartily endorse “Forming Lutherans.” We do believe the Spirit is at work wherever the Gospel is present, don’t we?
The thorough catechetical process advocated by FormingLutherans is absolutely necessary for making disciples who are prepared to answer the challenges that the modern culture presents. This FormingLutherans project has proven invaluable in assisting our congregation, Grace Lutheran, St. Petersburg, FL, in accomplishing that all important task.
The research, reflection, speaking, and writing of Drs. Schuler and Burreson provide keen insights and practical applications to pastors and congregations as they seek to teach the baptized to hold fast to all our Heavenly Father has given us through, Jesus, the Word of Truth (John 17:17).
Forming Lutherans holistically focuses on evangelization, catechesis, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. It will help your congregation to be both ancient and postmodern as all the baptized are involved in forming disciples for Jesus Christ by joining them to Christ and his life.
The church knows ritual shapes its life. Yet, ongoing changes in worship compel us to better understand how. Forming Lutherans provides answers through ethnographic and qualitative research, testing the power of ritual in real-life congregations, leaders, and individuals.
All those who are to be baptized, both men and women, sit closely around the bishop … beginning with Genesis he goes through the whole Scripture … [teaching] not only about the Resurrection but also concerning the body of faith. This is called catechetics.
I knew well that visual testimony [of your baptism] is more trustworthy than mere hearsay and therefore I awaited this chance of finding you more amenable to my words, so that out of your personal experience I could lead you into the brighter and more fragrant meadow of Paradise of earth.