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Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago hosts Leadership Conference, January 26-28, 2004

Posted Dec 2, 2003

Twenty-five years after the appearance of the Lutheran Book of Worship, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has initiated a process, "Renewing Worship," to prepare a way for the next generation of liturgical practice. During Monday-Wednesday, January 26-28, the 2004 Leadership Conference at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), designed to complement this process, will assist leaders in ministry by providing theological groundwork and practical guidance for the tasks of worship renewal.

The registration fee of $145 per person ($135 for registrations received before Dec. 26) includes all keynote lectures, workshops, receptions, and the bus tour. The deadline for registration is January 6.   Registration forms are available online, at

The conference banquet is Monday, January 26 at 6:45 p.m. in the seminary's refectory, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago. Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost is $25 per person.

During the three-day conference, speakers will explore the conference's theme: Water and "Word, Table and Song: Worship Renewal for the Life of the World" and will invite participants to theological reflection and pastoral dialogue. Professionals in ministry may expect careful theoretical grounding and practical assistance for everyday use. Participants will also explore issues in plenary and small group sessions.


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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