The Evangelical Lutheran Mission Society for the Chinese (ELMSC) will hold its Sixth Annual Chinese Seminar on Holy Scripture and Luther’s Small Catechism August 12-16, 2021 on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana (CTS-FW). The seminar is designed especially for Mandarin-speaking North American Chinese Christians who would like to engage in a deeper study of Scripture and the Catechism using Mandarin Chinese. The seminary location was chosen also to encourage participants toward possibly later studying to be a pastor or deaconess in the Lutheran Church. Participants will study (in Mandarin Chinese) Holy Scripture (this year Isaiah 40-55) and Luther’s Small Catechism (this year focusing on Confession and Absolution). The prayer offices of Matins and Compline will also be conducted each day (in Mandarin Chinese). On Sunday morning, attendees will attend Divine Service at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne. The presenters for the seminar are all pastors of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). Registration is limited to 20 participants. A tentative schedule is here.
- Rev. Dr. Cameron MacKenzie
- Professor of Historical Theology – CTS-FW
- 1992 PhD, University of Notre Dame
- Rev. Dr. Michael Paul 白霈德博士
- Theological Educator to Taiwan – LCMS Office of International Mission (OIM)
- 1996 MDiv, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO (CSL)
- 2010 PhD, CSL
- Rev. Xinhong “Chris” Yang 楊新虹牧師
- Associate Pastor and Chinese Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Falls Church, VA, and Evangelistic Missionary to Asia – LCMS OIM
- 2009 MDiv, CTS-FW
For US attendees:
The registration fee is $150, which covers all costs for the seminar, including housing and food. In addition, the society will cover up to $400 transportation costs for the first ten registrants (and possibly more, depending on available funds). Those interested in participating are asked to fill out a registration form and send it with the $150 registration fee to the address below no later than July 15. As the registration form indicates, registrants are required to have their pastor (or coordinator of the Christian organization in which they participate) write a brief recommendation paragraph for the participant on the registration form. Checks should be made payable to “ELMSC”.
Please mail the registration form and $150 registration fee to:
100 E. Michigan St.
Evansville, IN 47711
For overseas attendees:
Only those with a direct connection to LCMS mission work and have a recommendation letter from an LCMS missionary will be considered for attendance. Attendees must pay all transportation costs, but all costs of the seminar itself will be covered by the society. Please email the registration form to the society email address: firstname.lastname@example.org