2024 Multiethnic Symposium
April 30 - May 1
The 2024 Multiethnic Symposium will take place April 30-May 1 on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The theme this year is, “We Believe in One Holy Catholic Church: Reclaiming Our Catholicity Through the Multiethnic Church.” The symposium will delve into what it means to be one holy catholic church in the 21st century.
This annual symposium, which brings together missional leaders including pastors, congregational lay leaders, and others from across the LCMS, explores what it means and what it will take to become a truly multiethnic church.
Plenary speakers include:
— Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Chief Curatorial Officer, Museum of the Bible, Washington, D.C.
— Dr. Larry Vogel, Associate Executive Director, Commission on Theology and Church Relations, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
— Dr. Thurman Williams, Director of Homiletics, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Pastor of New City Fellowship – West End, St. Louis
The 18th Annual Lecture in Hispanic/Latino Theology and Mission also will be held during the symposium. Dr. Leopoldo A. Sanchez M., the Seminary’s Werner R.H. Krause, and Elizabeth Ringger Krause will present, “Mi casa es su casa: Hispanic/Latino Insights on Being the Church Catholic in an Age of Migration.” The response will be given by Dr. Laerte Tardelli Helwig Voss, missionary director for the Lutheran Mission Society in San Diego, Calif. The lecture, sponsored by the Seminary’s Center for Hispanic Studies, is free and open to the public.
Participants are encouraged to extend their stay and attend the Multi Asian Gathering, set for May 1-2 on the Seminary campus. The admission fee for the Multi Asian Gathering is $25.
Registration closes on April 14. The admission fee for the Multiethnic Symposium is $80, but is free for students and faculty. For more information, visit csl.edu/multiethnic or contact Continuing Education at 314-505-7286 or email@example.com.