The North/West Lower Michigan Synod is excited to announce a new series of theological education courses! For five semesters beginning in Winter 2023, the North/West Lower Michigan Synod will offer six-week Zoom courses led by seminary professors. These courses are open to all adults, both laypeople and rostered ministers, and are free of charge.
The first course offering will be Corinthian Correspondence: Conflict, Case Studies, Contemporary Congregations, and Christ led by Rev. Dr. Walter F. Taylor, Jr., the Ernest W. and Edith S. Ogram Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.
The goal of this six-week Zoom study is to learn from Paul and his house churches in the ancient Greek city of Corinth—both how they fell into conflict and how Paul sought to move them to reconciliation and ministry. The class sessions will also focus on problems facing believers today:
• how to deal with divisions within a congregation
• how to live together in a congregation in positive ways
• how to live as physical bodies
• how to live in intimate relationships
• who should lead congregations, including the roles of women and men • how believers can look beyond themselves
• what really is the resurrection and how does it affect life today?
Each session will be self-contained so that participants could miss a week and still take part in later sessions. Resources for the session will be available on the synod’s website.
The class will meet on six consecutive Tuesday evenings: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 2023 from 7:00 – 8:15pm ET.
Registration will close December 1, 2022.