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Our Mission

Forming Lutherans seeks to foster awareness of and appreciation for dynamic and engaging adult faith formation processes. We believe that those formation processes—as practiced in the ancient catechumenate—holistically incorporate new Christians into lifelong discipleship. Since such patterns of formation are owned and practiced by entire congregations, faith formation practices that form lifelong Lutheran Christians can invigorate congregational identity, mission and life. To that end, Forming Lutherans’ mission is to promote and make available to the LCMS and the larger church the enlivening resources of proven and tested formation practices.

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Who We Are

Dr. Rhoda Schuler
Dr. Rhoda Schuler, deaconess and scholar

As a cradle Lutheran, I was brought up in the faith by devout LCMS lay parents who attended church every Sunday, a practice I embraced as a young adult. I identify with the “older brother” who has never left home, to whom the father said, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours” (Luke 15:31). As a rostered deaconess, it has been my privilege to serve the church professionally (i.e., paid positions) in non-parish settings, most recently (since 2008) as a full-time professor at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Dr. Kent Burreson
Dr. Kent Burreson, clergy and scholar

Like Dr. Schuler, I am a cradle Lutheran as well. But, perhaps atypically for the LCMS, life in the Lutheran tradition of the church came through my dad’s and paternal grandfather’s Norwegian lineage. My Norwegian Lutheran great-grandparents immigrated to this country and my grandfather’s faith and piety were planted and formed such that he, my grandmother and father were founding members of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Milford, Ohio. There my faith-life was formed by the liturgies of The Lutheran Hymnal and my confirmation pastor’s proclamation of law and gospel.

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Collaborators

Rev. Timothy Droegemueller Living Faith Lutheran Church Cumming, Georgia
Rev. Timothy Droegemueller
Living Faith Lutheran Church
Cumming, Georgia
Rev. Dr. Scott Bruzek St. John Lutheran Church Wheaton, Illinois
Rev. Dr. Scott Bruzek
St. John Lutheran Church
Wheaton, Illinois
Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church The Bronx
Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor
Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Bronx
Rev. Danny Eggold Grace Lutheran Church Lafayette, Indiana
Rev. Danny Eggold
Grace Lutheran Church
Lafayette, Indiana

Lex orandi, lex credendi

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