The Kieschnick Lecture Series

The Kieschnick Lecture Series inspires leaders in Lutheran education to develop new ministries as an important way to nurture the health of body, mind, and spirit in youth and adults living in urban areas. The lectures focus on topics relevant to urban education ministry, including trends in education, models for schools, and innovative programs.

Past Lectures

Prepare Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Dr. Tim Elmore
Lutheran Schools Association Annual Conference, New York
November 6, 2015

In his presentation on November 6, 2015, Dr. Tim Elmore shared his work on how adults might help children grow into mature, confident and able leaders for the future.

The Journey of Social Conscience: Putting Transformation at the Heart of Education

Marty Schmidt
Lutheran Education Association Pre-Convocation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 23, 2013

In his presentation on October 23, 2013 at the Lutheran Education Association Pre-Convocation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Hong Kong International School humanities teacher Marty Schmidt shared his extensive experience with and doctoral research on service learning in the humanities classroom. Understanding the truly transformative nature of what Marty calls social conscience education can offer joy, purpose, and belonging to students who want to make a difference in the world.Click here to view Marty’s blog.

The Power of Partnership

Mr. Peter C. Groff
Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon Campus
March 8, 2012

On March 8-9, 2012, CUEM and Concordia University Wisconsin’s Urban Teacher’s Institute hosted a group of college representatives, urban educators and funders to showcase models of successful urban education and to foster possible partnerships between universities and schools.

The 20th Anniversary Kieschnick Lecture, Hong Kong, China
Past and Future: Big Dreams, Deep Commitment, Abiding Faith

Dr. Melvin M Kieschnick
October 13-14, 2011

Is There Hope in our Cities?

The 2011 Kieschnick Lecture, Cincinnati, Ohio
Marlene Lund
March 24, 2011

Lutheran Education and Lutherans Educating

The 2010 Kieschnick Lecture
Dr. Vernard Gant

Christ with the Children in the Metropolis

The 2008 Kieschnick Lecture, Chicago
The Reverend Dr. Stephen Paul Bouman
October 9, 2008

The Kieschnick Lecture Series is funded in honor of Dr. Melvin M. Kieschnick, a mentor and friend to all in Lutheran education, and an integral supporter and adviser to Center for Urban Education Ministries.

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