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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.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

the book of exodus | cross view lutheran church |edina, mn | weekly, september 15-november 10
the book of jeremiah | minnesota south district Fall pastors conference |mankato, mn | october 3-4
the book of exodus | oklahoma district fall pastors conference | ENID, OK | october 17-19

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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 Events

  • October 28, 2022
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    $25
    On campus or online

    The First Evangelist introduces our Lord’s ancestors, parents, and the determined magi who traveled hundreds of miles to see Jesus.

    Offered on campus or online. Registrants receive sermons, orders of worship, Bible studies, PowerPoint, and a recording of the sessions.

    As a bonus, participants will ALSO receive an eight-week Epiphany series on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:1–12.

    REGISTER HERE

     

  • January 16,2023
    $50 for digital resources from Creative Communications
    $10 for workshop
    9:00am-2:00pm
    On campus or online

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

  • March 18, 2023
    $25
    On campus or online

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

  • June 26-28, 2023
    $150 (CEUs)
    On Campus Only

    Presented by Dr. Williman Weinrich, Concordia Theological Seminary

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

  • August 22, 2023
    2p-5p
    $25
    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) 

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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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