Concordia Lutheran Seminary


Quest is a continuing education program presented by CLS. Each series offers lifelong learning classes especially for lay people. The topics address every follower who needs to better understand his or her personal faith and religion. Seminary faculty and guest speakers present a short series of classes on subjects relevant to the day-to-day faith living of contemporary Christians. The classes are designed to be informative and enlivening, comprehensible and relevant, compact and budget-priced. Evening non-credit classes are scheduled in the Fall and the Winter.

Quest courses may also be made available online. Minimum equipment requirements can be found here.

Upcoming Quest Courses:

Fall 2016

Topic: “HIS-story: God and His People in the Old Testament”
Instructors: Dr. Chambers, Dr. Vern Raaflaub, Rev. Jonathan Kraemer, Rev. Darren Dressler, Dr. Gimbel

How well do you know the story of the Old Testament? It spreads across time and space, anticipating everything God eventually did through Christ to redeem the whole world. Even so, the story of God and his people Israel has value and integrity of its own. This story is the focus of this fall’s Quest course, which will be team-taught by a mix of CLS faculty and parish pastors.

  • Intro to the OT and the course, Dr. Steve Chambers
  • Origins, Dr. Vern Raaflaub
  • Patriarchs, Rev. Jonathan Kraemer
  • Exodus, Rev. Jonathan Kraemer
  • Conquest & Settlement, Rev. Darren Dressler
  • The United Monarchy, Rev. Darren Dressler
  • Kings & Kingdoms, Dr. Jim Gimbel
  • The “End” of the Story, Dr. Jim Gimbel

 This Quest class is offered as a webcast for distant participants.

Access the live videoconference here:

Time & Date: 7:00pm - 9:00pm, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2016.

Cost: No registration fee - donations welcome.

To register for the free classes contact Rhonda Buck at or 780-474-1468, ext. 225

Some Previous Quest courses can be found on our YouTube Channel.

Previous Quest Courses:

  • Winter 2016: Nazism and Religion, Dr. John Hellwege Jr.
  • Fall 2015: Religion and Pop Culture, Dr. Bill Anderson
  • Winter 2015: Defending the Faith, Dr. Jonathan Strand
  • Fall 2014: Our Legacy of Faith: Relationships with God, Dr. Jim Gimbel
  • Winter 2014:A Man for our Times: Bach's Music and Theology for a New Millennium, Rev. Lorne Manweiler
  • Fall 2013: Christianity and the Movies: A Lutheran Approach to Media Consumption, Rev. Ted Giese
  • Fall 2012: Back to the Future: Missionaries of the Past and their Relevance for Canada's Mission Challenges, Dr. Glenn Schaeffer
  • Winter 2012: Where does the Bible we use today come from?, Prof. Jonathan Kraemer
  • Fall 2011: “The Stones Cry Out”: Jesus and Archaeology,
    Dr. Stephen Chambers
  • Winter 2011: What Does it Mean to be Lutheran?,
    Rev. Lorne Manweiler
  • Fall 2010: World Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Dr. Edward Kettner