Spring Theological Retreat with Timothy J. Wengert


True Confessions: How the Augsburg Confession Enlivens the Life of Your Parish

Timothy J. Wengert is the Ministerium of Pennsylvania emeritus professor of Church History at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  A parish pastor for seven years in Minnesota and Wisconsin, he received his doctorate from Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, USA) in 1984 and taught on Philadelphia’s faculty from 1989-2013.  He has written extensively on the Reformation, was co-editor of the English edition of The Book of Concord (Fortress, 2000) and translated Luther’s Small Catechism, widely used throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  In addition to several books on Philip Melanchthon and Martin Luther, he recently published a study of early Lutheran disputes over justification (Mohr Siebeck, 2012). He is general editor of The Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions (Baker, 2017).  He also co-authored (with Susan Wood) a book on Lutheran/Roman Catholic relations, Shared Spiritual Journey (Paulist, 2016) and edited the first volume of The Annotated Luther, from which his translation of the 95 Theses has also appeared separately (Fortress, 2015).  He currently serves on the U.S. Lutheran/Roman Catholic dialogue.


$75 for Rostered Ministers and Lay Professionals
$50 for retired Rostered Ministers and Seminarians
$30 for spouse attending banquet only
$10 late fee after April 5

$124 + tax & fees for standard double queen room at
Holiday Inn Express – 605-725-4000
Hampton Inn – 605-262-2600
Hotel Block is under “Spring Theological Conference”

This year’s retreat is hosted by the Northern Plains Conference at all ELCA congregations in Aberdeen. 

Tuesday, April 23

4:00-6:30 – Hotel Check-in  Holiday Inn Express & Hampton Inn
5:00-6:30 – Event Registration Good Shepherd Lutheran, Fellowship Hall
5:00-6:30 – Supper On your own
6:30-7:30 – Opening Worship  Good Shepherd Lutheran, Sanctuary
7:30 –   Late Registration Good Shepherd Lutheran, Fellowship Hall
7:30-8:30 – Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert  Good Shepherd Lutheran, Sanctuary
8:30 -Social Time  Mavericks

Wednesday, April 24

7:30-9:00 – Breakfast  On your own (included at hotels)
9:00-10:15  – Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert    Bethlehem Lutheran, Sanctuary
10:15-10:45  – Coffee Break Bethlehem Lutheran, Fellowship Hall
10:45-12:00  – Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert   Bethlehem Lutheran, Sanctuary
12:00-6:00  – Lunch/Free Time On your own
5:30-6:00 – Social Time Dakota Event Center
6:00-7:30  – Banquet Dinner Dakota Event Center
Bishop’s Time
7:30-8:30 – Hymns & Hops  Dakota Event Center
8:30 – Social Time  Dakota Event Center

Thursday, April 25

7:30-9:00  – Breakfast   On your own (included at hotels)
9:00-10:00 – Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert  Zion Lutheran, Sanctuary
10:00-10:30  – Coffee Break  Zion Lutheran, Fellowship Hall
10:30-11:30  – Closing Worship  Zion Lutheran, Sanctuary

  • Spring Theological Retreat
    04/23/2019 - 04/25/2019
    5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Details Price Qty
Rostered Ministers/Lay Professionalsshow details + $75.00 (USD)   Expired
Retired Rostered Ministers/Seminariansshow details + $50.00 (USD)   Expired
Spouse Attending Banquet Onlyshow details + $30.00 (USD)   Expired
Late Fee Full Eventshow details + $85.00 (USD)   Expired
Late Fee Full Event (Retired/Seminarian)show details + $60.00 (USD)   Expired
Late Fee Full Event (Spouse Banquet Only)show details + $40.00 (USD)   Expired
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