In partnership with Concordia Seminary, St. John’s will be hosting a summer workshop open to pastors, church workers, and church leadership.
Location: St. John’s West Bend – Lower Fellowship Hall
Topic: Biblically Responding to Conflict
We live in a sinful world where we are often faced with conflicted situations. How we respond to conflict does not always give a good witness to our faith in Christ. This workshop will equip, engage, and encourage Christians to live lives of reconciliation. Participants will be able to understand conflict from a scriptural viewpoint and learn skills to help them respond in a God pleasing way.
Faculty: Dr. Mark Rockenbach
Dr. Rockenbach is an associate professor of Practical Theology, adviser for personal growth and leadership development, and director of the institutional review board at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and has been a faculty member since 2014. His areas of expertise include pastoral care, Christian counseling, forgiveness and reconciliation, congregational conflict, and congregational field research. Before joining the Seminary, Rockenbach served as pastor of First Trinity Lutheran Church in Beatrice, NE (1998-2006). He also has served as a vacancy pastor at other congregations in Kansas and Nebraska. From 2005 to 2014, he served as an adjunct professor at Concordia University, Nebraska in Seward and at Concordia University, Wisconsin in Mequon.