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 www.lstc.edu.
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.