Grow in Grace

The Institute for Pastoral Growth at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary ~ partnering with pastors for lifelong growth in all their callings

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Grow in Grace Grant Opportunity 2019

We thank God for two gifts of $500 provided by a retired pastor and his wife. These gifts are intended to encourage WELS pastors to partner with their lay leaders ...

New Shepherd’s Study Editors

We give thanks for the years of editing that Pastors John Dermé and Ben Schaefer provided for our Shepherd’s Study. The Shepherd’s Study is one of our more popular features, ...

Symposium 2019

Join your brothers in ministry on Seminary campus beginning on September 16 to highlight Christian Apologetics. Learn, participate, and engage with the three essayists: An Introduction to and Defense of ...

Fall Online 2019

While Summer seems to be in full swing, look ahead to upcoming continuing education courses later this year. Fall is a great time get back into the swing of things ...

 

Grow in Grace was established in 2010 to strengthen and expand how WLS offers resources and support for the growth of pastors in all their God-given callings with a special emphasis on spiritual and professional growth.

Resources

 

Grow in Grace delivers informal resources useful for individual or group study that assist pastors to grow in all their callings.

Four Branches August – 2019

Jump to: Exegetical Systematic Historical Practical Exegetical Theology: Justification by Faith in Genesis 15:6 The first Sunday in September provides an opportunity to consider Genesis 15:6, which contains a nuanced ...

Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Hollingsworth is Visiting Research Fellow in the History of Ideas at St. John’s College, Durham University, in the United Kingdom. He specializes in philosophy, history, religion, and political theory. His ...

My Dear Brother, My Dear Brother, Please Sit Down!

In Sunday’s gospel (Luke 10:38-42), did Martha walk away disappointed because Jesus didn’t sanction her well-meaning but distracted busyness by rebuking Mary?  Or, perhaps, initially stunned when Jesus’ gentle, loving ...

Building Up the Body of Christ: Supporting Community Life in the Church

Dr. Bruce Hartung is professor emeritus of practical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where he served as the dean of ministerial formation. He is a diplomate and past president ...