Summer Seminar

August 12-13, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Resurrection Lutheran Church
100 W. Lochmere Dr., Cary, NC

Sunday, August 12    Evening Session 1

Two Kingdom Engagement of the Culture 

for the Sake of the Mission of the Church

An overview to the practical, theology reasons for the Church’s engagement of the culture. We’ll unpack the words of Jesus, “give to Caesar what is Caesars, and to give to God what is God’s,” as well as the words of Romans where Christians are called to “submit to the authorities.” 

Monday, August 13   Evening Session 2

Religious Liberty in America: 

Concerns, Trends, Victories and Engagement

We will look at various Supreme Court cases in the last decade which have challenged the Church’s voice in the public square. We’ll discuss the concerns, trends, defeats and victories, and what they mean for the sake of our public witness of the truths of the Scriptures as well as the public proclamation of the Gospel.

About the Presenter
Gregory P. Seltz, PhD

Previous to Seltz’s work in Washington D.C., he served as the Speaker of The Lutheran Hour® radio program, a position he held since February 2011. As Speaker, now Speaker Emeritus, he served as the featured speaker on Lutheran Hour Ministries’ flagship Christian outreach radio program, with over 1 million listeners, airing on more than 1,800 stations across North America as well as on the American Forces Network. He served as the organization’s spiritual leader, evangelist, and ministry emissary with The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Lutheran Church--Canada (LCC). 

Before joining Lutheran Hour Ministries, served as the Director of the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center, as well as professor of Theology at Concordia University in Irvine, California. He went to Concordia in 2000 to oversee the master’s program in Theology and Culture. With over 75 pastors now in the urban mission field during his tenure, His work prepared leaders from various cultures to launch ministries in a variety of cultural settings, including Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, Indonesian, Indian, and African-American just to name a few. 

Prior to his work at Concordia, Seltz was the Executive Director of Life’s Journey Ministries, an urban, not-for-profit evangelism ministry in Manhattan, New York. He was also the founding pastor of the first new Lutheran mission start in New York City in more than 40 years (Church For All Nations-LCMS), started a mission church in Dallas, served as pastor of a large congregation in Tampa. 

Seltz is a sought after speaker on topics such as “Church and State – The public theology and mission of Christ’s Church in the 21st Century; The Public Practice of Believers as faithful “citizens;” Two-Kingdoms – One Mission – God at work in the World to bless; Missions; Evangelism; Cross-Cultural Ministry; Pastoral leadership in an Urban, Diverse World; Preparing Pastors and Leaders for the Post-modern, urban Church.

Seltz holds a bachelor’s degree in New Testament-Biblical Languages from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan, plus a Master of Divinity in Systematics--New Testament and a Master of Sacred Theology in Systematics and a PhD in Theology and Culture, from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He also was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree from Concordia University Irvine for his urban work in Dallas, NYC, and Los Angeles, launching churches in the city as well as training over 75 candidates for LCMS-urban Ministry in the United States. 

Seminar Location
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100 W. Lochmere Drive
Cary NC