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EMMAUS: What Makes a Lutheran?

Program Description

Being Lutheran is about more than the name on our church sign or having survived Confirmation and the Small Catechism. Lutherans speak Christian faith with a distinct accent, the result of being a Confessional church—a church rooted in doctrines articulated in core teachings. Get a glimpse of what this really means through a brief, accessible look at the Lutheran Confessions. You may discover you’re not as Lutheran as you thought—or more Lutheran than you realized!

Bio of Presenter

Brian Maas has served as Bishop of the Nebraska Synod since 2012. Prior to that, he served as a parish pastor in Tekamah, Nebraska, Kansas City, Missouri, and Lincoln, Nebraska, and supervised 10 seminary interns during that time. His wife Debbie is a counselor in private practice in Omaha, where they live. They have two adult children. Brian is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, Yale Divinity School, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (now United Lutheran Seminary). Bishop Brian is a deeply grounded theologian with the ability to share in ways that allow all of us to grasp the point and participate fully in the learning.

Class Details

Format: Zoom – Link will be sent a week prior to the workshop.

Date: Thursdays, August 4 and August 18, 10:30am – 11:45am Central/9:30am – 10:45am Mountain

Cost: $10/person

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 1 (Minimum of 8 registrants required)

Registration fee is non-refundable after August 1.

Materials: Additional resources will be e-mailed with the Zoom link the week of the first session. Participants may wish to have a copy of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Check with your church if you need a copy as they should have extra copies available.

Target Audience: This Confessions Lite course is designed for people in the pew who are wondering what it means to be Lutheran. The mid-morning time is aimed at the retired student who survived Confirmation and claims to have forgotten the basics. Invite a friend to join you!

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