“Back to the Future: Missionaries of the Past and their Relevance for Canada’s Mission Challenges” with Dr. Glenn Schaeffer (A Free Quest Course)

QUEST participants will journey back in time to walk alongside cutting-edge Christian missionary strategists and practitioners. This expedition will take you to the bustling cities of Asia Minor and Greece and over the rugged landscape of Ireland. You will join the Celtic missionaries as they push through Europe’s wilderness of forest, swamps, and savage tribes. You will stroll through the Imperial Halls of Peking; eavesdrop on interreligious discussions with Brahmins in India; and shadow Martin Luther as he leads the Lutheran Reformation.

Along the way you will meet and learn from:

  • St. Paul: His Missionary Theology and Strategy
  • St. Patrick, the Celtic Monastic Missionaries and Guinness Beer: The Luck of the Irish or Divine Providence?
  • Matteo Ricci, Robert DeNobili and other Accommodationalists: The Wave of the Future?
  • Martin Luther: A “Local Missionary” with Global Impact

Dr. Glenn Schaeffer is the Executive Assistant – Outreach of the ABC District of Lutheran Church – Canada. Dr. Schaeffer has a Ph.D. in Missiology from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

This Quest class is offered as a webcast for distant students.
Please contact Sandra (contact info below) for details.

Time & Date: 7:00pm – 9:00 Nov 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Cost: No registration fee – donations welcome.  To register for the free classes contact Sandra Esperanza at development@concordiasem.ab.ca or 780-474-1468 ext. 229.

Quest is a continuing education program presented by CLS. Each series offers lifelong learning classes especially for lay people. The topics address every follower who needs to better understand his or her personal faith and religion. Seminary faculty and guest speakers present a short series of classes on subjects relevant to the day-to-day faith living of contemporary Christians. The classes are designed to be informative and enlivening, comprehensible and relevant and compact. Evening non-credit classes are scheduled in the Fall and the Winter.  Quest courses are made available online using Adobe Connect.  Check with the Seminary to find out how you can access the course.

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