ISSUES Spring 2012


Spring 2012 Vol. 45, No. 2

Transforming Congregational Education



  • "Reflections" by Rev. Dr. Brian L. Friedrich, President
  • "Educating All of God's People: What Can Help?" by Dr. David Belasic
  • "An Educational Paradigm that Will Truly Transform" by Dr. Thomas Korcok


  • “The State of Education in Congregations of the LCMS” by Mark Blanke
  • “The Critical Role of Education in a Congregation's Mission: Congragation and Family Together” by John W. Oberdeck
  • “Restructuring Congregational Education” by Dean Hansen
  • “Transformations in Congregations through Bible Study” by Dr. Joel Heck

Book Reviews

  • John Roberto's Faith Formation 2020: Designing the Future of Faith Formation reviewed by Carl Eliason
  • Kenda Creasy Dean's Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church reviewed by Emily Norman
  • Thomas Korcok's Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future reviewed by C. Matthew Phillips, Ph. D.