Saturday, December 01, 2007

Congregational life orientated Bible Studies prepared by Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia

The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philedpelphia has prepared 3 bible studies that may help congregations;

Developing a congregational vision includes:
Celebrating history
Follow up and reflect
Looking ahead
a more detailed outline of developing a congregational vision can be found at

The Apostle Paul and discerning God's will in the church:
The aim of this study is:
It is hoped that this study may provide an additional resource for the ELCA in Region 7 as it
continues to deliberate over important issues in its ongoing life, a life that is lived forward in the
hope of resurrection while it responds in trust to the God revealed in the crucified Christ. As Paul put it in 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.”

Rediscovering God's mission
The aim of this study is:
This study is designed to help you think anew what the “mission of God” means to you and your
congregation. We are really talking about a life-long commitment of every believer to "missionhood” in the of Jesus Christ.

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