New Summer Intensive Course on Church Planting and Revitalization



In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Ryan Nilsen, CLB pastor and Executive Director of 5th Act Church Planting (an affiliate organization of the CLB) to discuss a new summer course Dr. Nilsen will be teaching at LBS called “Church Planting and Revitalization.”


The Goal of Pastoral Education and Formation at LBS



In this podcast, we interview Professor Nate Oldenkamp to discuss his research and teaching contributions to the goal of forming pastors who are healthy, resilient, and fruitful in ministry. We discuss the challenges of this task and describe the unique sequence of Supervised Ministry Education (SME) courses developed at LBS to address this need.


Follow up with Student Members of 2018 Taiwan Team



An interview with three LBS students who recently returned from a seminary “mission vision” trip to Taiwan where they met Lutheran Brethren missionaries and saw first-hand what their ministry looks like. The students share their main take-away from their experience and how this experience will enhance their future pastoral ministry.


2018 J-Term followup with Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen



Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen, professor of mission and evangelism at Lutheran Brethren Seminary, joins us today for an interview in which we process the content of this year’s J-Term Conference. Topics include a discussion of the place of the church in an increasingly secular western culture.