This year Dr. Glenn Fluegge joins us to discuss
Grounding Our Mission in God’s Mission: A Theology of Mission for Unsettling Times
Sunday Sept. 11th – Tuesday Sept. 13th
Arrive ideally by 6pm (when we carpool to supper)
at the Weber Cabin:
1989 Maya Way (Meyers)
(close-by overflow housing also already paid for)
Departing by noon Tuesday (or whenever you need to head-out)
Please RSVP to Colter Knippa at KnippaC@ZionLutheranNH.org
Cost (housing, Monday and Tuesday food, honorarium for Glenn):
Please mail a check for $120 payable to St. Paul Lutheran Church to
625 W. Gibson Rd.
Woodland, CA 95695
If cost would keep you away for any reason,
please reach out to Colter Knippa at 916-413-8313 or to Dave Hardin at 530-665-3887
If possible, Glenn is asking participants to have read through, or even just skimmed, this book:
The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission by John Dickson, Introduction and chapters 3-12 (a playlist of short video intros for each chapter is also available here)
Our Discussion Topic (from Glenn):
During our time together we’ll develop a strong theology of mission for what some might call the “unsettling” times in which we live nowadays as Christians. Many might go directly to Matthew 28, the Great Commission, for their theology of mission, but I don’t think that’s the best place to start. I would suggest that we need to start all the way back in the beginning – in Genesis – and work our way through the Old Testament and then on into the New Testament. Together we’ll explore what our missionary God has been up to as he reaches out to the nations to bring the lost back to himself – first through Israel, then through Jesus, the ultimate missionary, and then through the church, as Jesus works through her, that is through you and me, to continue carrying out God’s Mission. As we do this together, we’ll discover certain mission themes as they reveal themselves throughout the Bible and ask ourselves how those themes might be applied in our own context. My hope and prayer is that we leave with a renewed sense of courage, and joy and hope as we participate in God’s Mission and lead God’s people into the mission field all around us.
A little bio:
Rev. Dr. Glenn Fluegge and his wife, Susan, were called as LCMS missionaries to Togo from 1998–2009, where Glenn served as lecturer and director of the Centre Luthérien d’Etudes Théologiques, an international seminary that trains pastors for Lutheran churches throughout Francophone Africa. He then served in South Africa as lecturer at the Lutheran Theological Seminary from 2009–2012. Glenn currently serves as professor of theology at Concordia University, Irvine, CA and also director of the Cross-cultural Ministry Center (CMC), a seminary program that forms missionary pastors for culture-crossing ministries in the United States and throughout the world. Glenn received his M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, a M.S. in Education from Capella University, and a Ph.D. in Theology (Church History) from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. When not teaching, writing, or traveling, you might find Glenn somewhere in the outdoors hiking, backpacking, or camping with his wife and five children.