2020 Study Conference

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An update from LTS about COVID-19 and the 2020 Study Conference

- In light of developments around COVID-19, we announce the decision to cancel our 2020 Study Conference set for April 28-30. There will be a future event to honour the transition from the current seminary building to our new home in the St. Andrew’s College building. We are also postponing the “Decolonizing Theology,” lecture which will be rescheduled for a later date.

Although this decision is a disappointing one, we feel that protecting the health and well-being of all our staff, faculty, students, supporters, alumni and communities is of utmost importance. God bless you all as you help to protect and support the elderly and more vulnerable members of society by practicing social distancing.


Welcome to the Lutheran Theological Seminary 2020 Study Conference

This year’s conference will consist of a series of sessions that study the past, present, and future of both the church and the seminary and will explore the changes surrounding us. We have 4 seperate sessions with theological leaders in the church today to guide us through the past and what the future may hold for faith. This will all culminate in an incredible panel discussion with 4 more leaders in the church today. Throughout will be an emotional journey as we say good-bye to seminary building of the past and hello to a bright new future of ecumenical education.

We are extending a special invitation to all LTS friends and alumni to come to the 2020 Study Conference. This year's conference will be a time of learning and reminiscing as we take leave of the Lutheran Theological Seminary building. 

Daily Worship will be led by Rev. Dr. Ann Salmon and many others to commemorate the history of LTS, the dorms, offices, building and chapel concluding with a final walk to our new location at St. Andrews College. This will be a very emotional moment for many as we say good-bye to the building. 

Please plan to attend the Celebration Dinner on Wednesday evening. This will be a time to tell your LTS stories, share adventures and talk about your association with LTS. The Celebration Dinner will also offer the opportunity to imagine what our future with our STU partners could hold. Come and enjoy an evening of comradery and surprises. 

Our Session Speakers:

Session 1: Biblical Ancestors: On theMove 
Rev. Dr. Sid Haugen, Bishop, Saskatchewan Synod
Session 2: LTS: On the Move
Rev. Dr. William Harrison, President, LTS
Session 3: The Church:  On the Move
Rev. Erik Parker, The Millenial Pastor
Session 4: The Spirit: On the Move 
Rev. Dr. Kayko Dreidger Hesslein, Affiliate Faculty, LTS
Session 5: Panel
Theological Education: On the Move
- Rev. Jason Zinko, Bishop MNO Synod
- Rev. Dr. Iain Luke, President, College of Emmanuel and St. Chad
- Rev. Prema Samuel, Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational Life, Alberta Synod
- Rev. Dr. Gordon Jensen, Academic Dean, Lutheran Theological Seminary


Tuesday, April 28

9:00    Registration
9:30    Chapel: Taking leave of the land and residence
10:00  Coffee
10:30  Session 1: Biblical Ancestors: On the Move - Rev. Dr. Sid Haugen, Bishop, Saskatchewan Synod
12:00  Lunch (provided*) Session 2: LTS: On the Move - Rev. Dr. William Harrison, President, LTS
2:00    Session 3:  The Church: On the Move - Rev. Erik Parker, The Millenial Pastor
3:30    Coffee
4:00    Chapel: Taking leave of the chapel and Eucharist

*For Session 2, a sandwich lunch will be provided with the presentation.

Wednesday, April 29

9:00     Chapel: Taking leave of offices and classrooms
9:30     Coffee
10:00   Session 4: The Spirit: On the Move - Rev. Dr. Kayko Dreidger Hesslein, Affiliate Faculty, LTS
12:00   Lunch on your own
2:00     Session 5 (Panel): Theological Education: On the Move
3:30     Coffee
4:00     Chapel: Taking leave of the Library
6:00     Celebration Dinner

Thursday, April 30

 9:00    Coffee
10:00   Chapel: On the Move
Worship begins in the LTS Chapel.
Following the Prayers of Intercession the assembly will move in procession to St. Andrew’s College for shared Eucharist with our STU partners. A reception will follow. Transportation provided for those who require it. 
Safe Travel & Godspeed

To Register:

Cost: $100 or Early bird registration $75
Students: $10 or Free with Early bird registration
Early bird Registrations must be received by April 10, 2020
(Meals, accomodations, travel, parking NOT included except Tuesday lunch session)

Join us for a Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
University Club, 
101 Administration Place, University of Saskatchewan
5:30 p.m. Cocktails, 6:00 p.m. Buffet Meal
$40 per person / Cash bar
Dietary restrictions can be accomodated if registration is received by April 10, 2020
Reserve by April 10, 2020


Parking is available by the Education Paid Parking Lot #4 (accessible off of Innovation Blvd) or by obtaining a pass at the Parking Office (306-966-4502) on the U of S Campus, for Parking Lot “S” (closest to the Seminary).