Spring Academy includes Spring Convocation and Preaching Perspectives
“TRANSFORMED PEOPLE BEING MADE NEW” April 29-May 2, 2014
Gettysburg Seminary expanded its traditional Spring Convocation into a weeklong feast of lectures, presentations and workshops, with worship, cultural and spiritually enriching activities for students, lay learners, alumni/ae, prospective seminarians and more.
This year’s Spring Academy seeks to foster deep and exciting theological engagement with current questions around Christianity in the 21st century. The various presenters will encourage reflection and dialogue around the theme of "transformation in Christ." Some of the themes that will be discussed include: transformation in one's own life, transformation in the church, and transformation in our reading of Scripture. There also will be the opportunity to experience a "practice of transformation" on Friday morning. There will be ample time for dialogue with the various presenters, and all are welcome!
Brochures will hit mail boxes late this month and online registration forms to print off will open on the website sooner. Favorable pricing is available for congregations bringing six or more persons.
As a part of this special week, the Seminary will be offering a 1.5 credit course, Metaphors of Transformation, an intensive experience that integrates and includes all the presentations. Looking at both Scripture and the Lutheran tradition, Academy participants will engage the concept of transformation in Christ and apply it to the Christian life in the 21st century. We will ask the “so what” question about Christ’s life, death and resurrection: How does Christ transform Christian life, and what difference does this transformation make for us in our contemporary context?
Those not enrolled as students at Gettysburg Seminary who wish to take this course must apply for admission: http://www.ltsg.edu/Prospective-Students/Application-Forms (under “Other Programs”). To receive credit you need to submit a letter of recommendation from the pastor of your home congregation, academic transcripts, and a seminary release form (at the above link). To apply these course credits to a degree program at a later date, the fee is $787.50. To audit (no credit) the course the fee is $260. All materials must be received by April 14, 2014. For questions, please call 717-338-3008 or e-mail Julie Stecker at jstecker@Ltsg.edu.
Take advantage of this opportunity to be in conversation with scholars, seekers, lifelong learners and seminarians for audit, course credit, and/or personal enrichment. Questions and registrations may be directed to tel. 717-338-3000 ext 2198 or Academy@LTSG.EDU.