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Center for Biblical Studies

“Your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart.”

Jeremiah 15:16

Here for you.

The Center for Biblical Studies is here for you, offering preaching, teaching, and practical resources for increasing biblical knowledge, enhancing faith in Christ, and enriching the ministry of the local church.

Working collaboratively with Concordia St. Paul’s Department of Theology and Ministry, the Center offers annual events such as preaching workshops for Advent and Lent, seminars on a book of the Bible, and workshops focused on biblical stewardship. The Center also showcases the best biblical scholarship in the LCMS by hosting three-day seminars each summer featuring a guest scholar.

The Center is here for you, so that you too might find great joy and delight in the beauty and power of God’s Word.

Scroll down to learn more, access resources, and register for upcoming events.

Speaking Engagements

exodus | hillsboro, oregon| April 25-27
jeremiah | tampa, florida| may 7-8
exodus | knowles, oklahoma| june 12-14
jeremiah |largo, florida| july 17-19
lamentations| decatur, illinois| august 14-16




Church Work Tuition Guarantee

Maximum $6000 for full-time church work students; $0 for pre-seminary students

Learn more about our church work tuition guarantee.

Upcoming Workshops

  • This event was held on March 18, 2023. If you wish to know or to receive materials, please send an email request to [email protected].


    March 18, 2023 │9am-3pm│On Campus or Online via Zoom

    Would you like to make sense of Revelation’s numbers, colors, and vivid imagery? Then this seminar is for you!

    It will not only explain and apply this daunting book, but participants choosing the $25 option will also receive a 70-page study—along with 269 accompanying PowerPoint slides—and a seven-week sermon series based upon Revelation 2–3. Best of all, attendees will be encouraged and strengthened through studying Christ’s victory over all evil.

    $25 Seminar PLUS Bible Study and Sermons
    $10 Seminar ONLY


  • The Gospel of John: A Sacramental Catechesis
    A Continuing Education Class Offered by
    Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne
    June 26-28, 2023
    On the Campus of Concordia University, St. Paul
    $100-$150 CEUs
    (click here for fee structure)

    Dr. William Weinrich, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne


    Although the Gospel of John is frequently interpreted to be without sacramental meaning or reference, the manner in which the story of Jesus is told reveals a pervasive christological, sacramental, and ecclesial perspective. The narrative about Jesus is a narrative about the life of the church grounded in and instantiated in Baptism and the Eucharist. Thus, the story of Jesus is descriptive of the “Way,” that is, of the manner of life begun and sustained through the sacraments of the church; it is descriptive of the “Truth,” that is, of the reality of grace and faith established in the sacraments of the church; it is descriptive of the “Life,” that is, of the life of God which in Jesus has become the life of man.


    Monday, June 26
    1:00-5:00 p.m. Session (refreshments provided)
    Dinner on your own.

    Tuesday, June 27
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session (refreshments provided)
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided by CSP Church Relations)
    1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Session
    Dinner on your own.

    Wednesday, June 28
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session (refreshments provided)
    Lunch on your own.

    Download Full Brochure Here


    To register by phone with credit card: Contact LeeAnn Rondot at 260-452-2204.

    To register online: Click here.










    Description and registration link to come. Email [email protected] if you wish to receive the registration link when ready.

  • August 22, 2023
    On Campus or Online

    Description and registration link to come. Email [email protected] if you wish to receive the registration link when ready.

It’s such a blessing to have Dr. Lessing at CSP, able to offer such a valuable resource and it’s a joy for me to be part of it.

A.K., North Dakota District, LCMS

Resources from Dr. Lessing

Take a Moment to Listen

The Concordia Publishing House Podcast Interviews Dr. Lessing:

Deliver Us (August 10, 2022)
Jeremiah: Overcoming Life’s Sorrows (July 31, 2021)
Zechariah (May 12, 2021) 


Click here to order Deliver Us: God’s Rescue Story in Exodus, Dr. Lessing’s most recent release from Concordia Publishing House.

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