Adult Faith Formation: Foundations of Christian Theology
7th January 2023 @ 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
This course is open to everyone; it also fulfills course requirements for Synod-Authorized Ministry.
What is Christian Theology and why does it matter? How do our beliefs act as foundations for relationships? How does our Lutheran understanding of God affect how we live as disciples of Christ?
The course is entitled “Foundations of Christian Theology: A Lutheran Perspective” because our understanding of theology really is foundational to the way that we teach and preach as ministers, and how we live our lives in the world as Christian disciples. Our theology impacts our preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and the way we steward the sacraments, how we relate to others and set priorities in our lives just to name a few. The goal of this course is not only to study what other people have to say about theology but to think about what our Lutheran theology means for each of us in our lives and ministry.
Presented by Pastor Sara Funkhouser, pastor at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington. Pastor Funkhouser is a recent graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary, where she developed a deep love for systematic theology, especially exploring how we make systematic theology more accessible for our congregations. Deeply influenced by the works of Elizabeth Johnson and Catherine Mowry LaCugna, Pastor Funkhouser is always ready to learn more about theology from many different perspectives. She eventually plans to pursue a doctorate and teach at a collegiate or seminary level.
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Schedule: January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 4, and March 18 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Location: Sessions will be held on Zoom (link to be provided).
Cost: Thanks to a generous gift from a C/SIS congregation, this course is free.