More than 40 Lutheran Hispanic/Latino church workers will participate in the first Hispanic Lutheran Theological Consultation to be held Oct. 29-31 on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The two-day event, titled “Who Are We? Lutheran Identity and Hispanic Ministries,” will include lectures, Bible studies and group dialogue. The event is co-sponsored by the Marvin M. Schwann Foundation, the National Lutheran Hispanic Mission Society, Concordia Publishing House and the Seminary’s Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS).
On Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminary’s Werner Auditorium, Dr. Giacomo Cassese, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor and professor of theology at the Florida Center for Theological Studies, will speak on “Lutheran Identity and Hispanic Missions: Can One Be Lutheran and Hispanic?”
Participants will be joined by 25 students from the Seminary Level program of CHS, the Spanish-language alternate route program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod leading to certification for the pastoral ministry or consecration into deaconess ministry. Guests from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will also be present. Concordia Seminary students with a working or fluent knowledge of Spanish may attend at no cost.