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Shawano, WI New Testament Patterns of Pastoral Ministry

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St. Jakobi Lutheran Church

N 6386 E. Hazel Dr.

Shawano, WI 54166

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This class will study various portions of the New Testament, especially the words and actions of Jesus and Paul, to see and understand the guidance these texts offer for shaping our pastoral theology and practice.


Dr. Charles Gieschen

Dr. Charles Gieschen joined the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), Indiana, in 1996 and now serves as Academic Dean and Professor of Exegetical Theology.

Following his graduation from CTSFW (1984), he studied New Testament and Early Judaism at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he received his ThM (1985). He was ordained as a pastor in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in 1985. He served as Associate and then senior pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City, Michigan, from 1985-1996. He received his PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan (1995). During his doctoral studies, he took a brief sabbatical from the parish and was a student at the University of Oxford (1994).

In addition to his teaching duties at the Seminary, he serves as the associate editor of the Concordia Theological Quarterly and the archaeological dig coordinator for seminary expeditions. He was one of the seminary faculty representatives on the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (2007–2016). He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the International Enoch Seminar, and the Chief Academic Officer Society of the Association of Theological Schools.


Required Reading

Gieschen, Charles A. “Christian Identity in Pagan Thessalonica: The Imitation of Paul’s Cruciform Life.” CTQ 72 (2008): 3-18. [Available at CTSFW Media Site]

Grothe, Jonthan F. Reclaiming Patterns of Pastoral Ministry: Jesus and Paul. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1988. [Out of print; electronic copy will be sent.]

Rengsdorf, Karl. Apostolate and Ministry. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1969. [Out of print; electronic copy will be sent.]

Schöne, Jobst. “The Christological Character of the Office of the Ministry and the Royal Priesthood.” Plymouth, MN: LOGIA Books, 1996. [This is a 22 page article, not a book; electronic version will be sent.]

Weinrich, William C. “Called and Ordained: Reflections on the New Testament View of the Office of Ministry.” LOGIA II.1 (1993) 20-27. [Electronic version will be sent.]

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For a more information, please visit the following link. https://www.ctsfw.edu/ctsfw-events/continuing-education/shawano-wisconsin/

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