Circuit Winkel Bible Studies

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


Circuit Winkel Bible Studies are prepared by the LCMS Praesidium and Council of Presidents for pastors to use during their circuit meetings. The studies, which are funded by a $200 grant from each LCMS district, are designed to help pastors grow in God’s Word and to strengthen relationships within circuits.

Questions and comments may be directed to the series general editor, Rev. Mark W. Love.

 

2018-19: “Refreshing the Gifts of the Spirit for the Pastoral Ministry”

The Lord inspired St. Paul to write three letters specifically for pastors, one for Titus and two for Timothy, and we get to look over their shoulders to read them as well.

Without a doubt, we live in times “when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions” (2 Tim. 4:3). So, how will we help one another “always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry” (2 Tim. 4:5)?

Our circuit pastoral conferences (circuit “winkels”) were originally designed for that purpose. We offer the 2018-19 Bible study series with the prayer that you may thereby be renewed in the gifts of the Spirit for the pastoral ministry.

Letter of Introduction

  • Bible Study Series
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    Part 1 — The Pastoral Office & Its Means

    September 2018: “Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You”

    October 2018: “A Good Soldier ... A Worker Approved”

    November 2018: “Godlessness and Preaching the Word”

    Part 2 — The Pastoral Office & the Church

    December 2018: “Qualifications, Teaching Sound Doctrine & Good Works”

     

    Part 3 — The Pastoral Office in a Hostile Culture

    January 2019: “False Teachers & the Work of Christ”

    February 2019: “Prayer for All”

    March 2019: “Qualifications, Godliness & Departing the Faith”

    April 2019: “The Good Servant & Instructions for the Church”

    May 2019: “False Teachers, Contentment & Fighting the Good Fight”


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