Events - Adult Camps

May 20

Continuing Education Workshop
Continuing Education Workshop

Camp Okoboji is partnering with Concordia  Seminary in St. Louis, MO to hold this continuing education class for pastors, DCE's, Deaconesses, teachers and lay people.

Address: Camp Okoboji

1531 Edgewood Dr.  Milford IA 51351

Contact Person: Lori Gamble, 712-337-3325

Date: May 20-22, 2018 Housing will be available on Sunday May 19, 2017

Presenter:  Professor Thomas Egger

Thomas Egger has served as a professor of Old Testament at Concordia Seminary since 2005. His areas of expertise include biblical Hebrew, the book of Exodus, Old Testament Christ-typology, narrative and rhetorical analysis, and the nature and authority of Scripture. He has made contributions in the area of American Lutheran history, especially the history of the LCMS and its first president, Dr. C.F.W. Walther. He is interested in the theology of Luther’s catechisms and the intersection of the catechism and the Bible in Lutheran teaching and piety. He currently serves on the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations and on the Board of Directors for Providence Classical Christian Academy in St. Louis. A native of Muscatine, Iowa, Tom served as pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake, Iowa from 2000 to 2005.  

The Book of Exodus as Story and Gospel

The book of Exodus is foundational to the Bible's redemptive story which finds its climax and fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Its vivid episodes stand as an enduring revelation of the character of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and as rich resources for reflecting on his typical works and ways. Bitter servitude; Moses the mediator and deliverer; burning bush; works of power and judgment; cloud and fire; dry path through the sea; manna and water from the rock; warring Amalekites and welcoming Jethro; meeting with God at Sinai; covenant and commandments; golden calf and near-disaster; and tabernacle with priesthood, altar, and ark. In lecture and discussion, Professor Egger will examine literary/narrative dimensions of Exodus with an emphasis on theological implications and Gospel proclamation.

 Reserve your housing now!

Costs for housing and meals is $200.  This cost includes lodging for Sunday - Tuesday, meals from Monday breakfast through lunch on Wednesday and all refreshments.  Towels and Linens will be provided. Housing and meals may be paid to Camp Okoboji

All housing will be in Bethel Retreat Center.

The Schedule: TBA

Cost for the workshop is TBA payable to Concordia Seminary.  To register contact Erika Bennett at or by calling 314-505-7286