- 2019 "Generosity" MN Seminar
October 3, 2019
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Registration has just been extended through September 22nd!
Cultivating Generosity: A DOXOLOGY Seminar
The Rev. Dr. John W. Kleinig
& The Rev. Dr. Scott Bruzek
October 3, 2019 — Shepherd of the Grove Lutheran Church, Maple Grove, MN
The Rev. Dr. John W. Kleinig, Professor Emeritus at Luther Campus, Adelaide, Australia is renowned the world over as a scholar, pastor, and an engaging and inspiring Bible teacher.
His many published works include two Bible Commentaries in the Concordia Commentary Series, Leviticus (2003) and Hebrews (2017). His acclaimed book Grace Upon Grace (2008), equips people for confident, joy-filled Christian living.
The Rev. Dr. Scott Bruzek is the Senior Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Wheaton, Illinois. He has received advanced degrees from Cambridge University and Princeton Seminary in systematic theology, with doctoral work on the Lord’s Supper. His interests lie in pastoral care, the incarnational life, teaching, and missions.
Generosity Doesn’t Happen by Accident
It happens just like everything else in the Christian life. Jesus gives us his gifts, pulling us into his merciful orbit while pushing us out into the world to do some good.
Congregations and pastors find some of these things – praying, coming to Church on Sunday, or being merciful – much easier to talk about than others.
Unfortunately, tithing and almsgiving often fall to the very bottom of that list, which causes no end of trouble in the life of the Church and its witness to the world.
Because Jesus talked about money more than almost anything else, let’s learn to do that too.
Together let’s explore generosity that is both ordinary (tithing and alms) and extra-ordinary (capital campaigns) – in a way that is Christological, merciful, practical, thankful, joyful, and hopeful.
The conversation, rooted solidly in key biblical texts, will include evaluation of available stewardship and capital campaign materials but will focus on practical and programmatic implementation in your parish.
Schedule: The seminar begins with 8:30 check-in and 9:00 a.m. morning prayer. The seminar ends at 3:15 p.m. The full event schedule is here .
Who should attend: Pastors, church workers, and all interested laity– everyone!
Cost: $45, includes registration, teaching materials and lunch ($20 for students)
Congregation Group Discounts: A bundled group of two registrants from one congregation is $80. A group of three or more registrants from one congregation is $35 per person. Choose the appropriate group discount option when registering.
Register before September 23rd, 2019
Location: Shepherd of the Grove Lutheran Church, Maple Grove, MN
Map: click here
Cancellation Policy: Contact Newert@doxology.us for more information.