Trinity Days 2014

save the Dates! September 25-26

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"Pentecostalism, Theology, and Missiology in the 21st Century"

According to the Pew Research Center, the Pentecostal movement was one of the most influential developments in global Christianity in the 20th century and is poised to have an even greater influence in the 21st century. Why is Pentecostalism one of the fastest growing denominations? What can mainline denominations learn from their Pentecostal sisters and brothers?

Dr. Amos Yong is Professor of Theology and Mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Dr. Yong will address the implications of global Pentecostalism for Christian theological method and the implications of Pentecostalism for Christian mission theology. His areas of expertise include global Pentecostalism and interfaith dialogue, and he is the author or editor of numerous articles and books, including Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace, Pentecostalism and Prosperity: The Socioeconomics of the Global Charismatic Movement, and The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology.

2014 Trinity Days Registration Brochure

Online registration here (scroll to bottom).


Following the presentations, gather in Koinonia with friends and colleagues for the annual Homecoming dinner and recognition of classes.


In addition to the presentations, Friday morning workshops offering a Lutheran reflection on Pentecostalism, insights into preaching, and the role of the leader, will be hosted by Trinity faculty Hank Langknecht and Cheryl Peterson, and President Rick Barger.

Shifts Needed in Leadership for the Church
Rick Barger, President

The seismic movements brought on by the collapse of Christendom and the changing relationship of the church to the culture necessitates a different kind of leadership for this new day.  This workshop will focus on the shifts in leadership needed to shape congregations into authentic and vibrant missional communities.

Are Eldad and Medad Worshiping with You?
Hank Langknecht, Haman-Pfahler Professor of Homiletics and Christian Communications

This workshop will explore possible practices for following the impulse to engage the congregation in and during proclamation while at the same time respecting our traditional understanding that the Church calls only some to the Ministry of the Word.

What hath Wittenberg to do with Azusa Street?
Cheryl Peterson, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

At its June meeting, the Lutheran World Federation Council appointed an International Dialogue Commission with the Pentecostals that will hold its first meeting in 2015. Dr. Peterson was appointed to the dialogue team for the LWF. She will share her perspectives on what some of the possibilities and challenges might be for this important dialogue between Lutherans and the fastest growing branch of Christianity today.

After the workshops, alumni will challenge students in flag football, followed by lunch.

More information will follow in the mail and online


The following hotels have a slightly discounted "Trinity" rate. Pricing varies by date. Ask for the "Trinity Lutheran Seminary" discount.

Embassy Suites

Country Inn and Suites

Columbus Airport Marriott
(ask for Debbie Edmiston)

Courtyard by Marriott
Columbus Airport
(Discount only available on less-busy nights)