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. Contact the Development Assistant to the President for more information.

Upcoming Quest Courses:

Fall 2014

“Our Legacy of Faith:  Relationships with God” with Dr. James Gimbel

This four-part Quest series explores the lives of four biblical characters who lived such unique relationships with God that each of them is one of our special ancestors in the faith. CLS President Dr. Jim Gimbel leads an engaging study of these familiar figures, asking participants to reflect on the way God relates to us today and shapes us as we receive the legacy of faith from those who have gone before. 

  • Abraham: a friend of God
  • Moses: speaking with God face-to-face
  • David: a man after the Lord’s own heart
  • John: the disciple whom Jesus loved


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

Access the live videoconference here:

Time & Date: 7:00pm - 9:00 Oct. 14, 21, 28, and Nov. 4, 2014.

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 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