WTS to Host Revival



For more information:
Jill Kruse
Communication Specialist


DUBUQUE, IA – March 21, 2014– In partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Prayer/Renewal/Revival Team, Wartburg Theological Seminary will host “Journeying with Jesus,” a revival, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Workshops will be offered on the Wartburg campus during the afternoon, beginning at 2:00 p.m. A soup supper will be available at 5:00 p.m., with a revival service to follow at 6:30 p.m.

The revival will be led by a team of six individuals from many parts of the ELCA: Rev. Brenda Irving, Mr. Doug Haugen, Rev. Elise Brown, Rev. Larry Clark, Rev. Glen Vanderkloot, and Rev. Brenda Smith.

Afternoon workshops will be offered in Fritschel Hall on the topics of “How to Deal with Change” (Rev. Brown; Fritschel 113), “Developing a Congregation Based Prayer Ministry” (Rev. Clark; Fritschel 207), and “Prayer and Discernment” (Rev. Vanderkloot; Fritschel 208).

The 6:30 p.m. revival service will be led by Rev. Brenda Irving, the pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Cambria Heights, Queens, New York. The service will include five stations for personal and communal prayer and renewal: “Remembering the Saints Who Have Journeyed with Us,” “Confession and Forgiveness – Letting Go of ‘Baggage’ and Letting God,” “Food for the Journey – Communion,” “Sending on the Journey – Anointing,” and “Prayers for the Journey.”

Dr. Craig Nessan, Academic Dean of Wartburg Theological Seminary, says of this revival event, “’Journeying with Jesus’ will be an opportunity for us to gather together, to pray that God’s spirit come upon us, to renew us in our faith, both in our personal faith and in our life together as a church.”

The revival “Journeying with Jesus” is free and open to the public. To register for this event, please contact 563-589-0300. Wartburg Theological Seminary is one of eight theological schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Wartburg is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and educates women and men to serve the church’s mission as ordained and lay leaders. Established in Dubuque, Iowa in 1854, Wartburg Seminary is in its 160th academic year.