Events - Adult Camps

May 20

Continuing Education Workshop
Continuing Education Workshop

Camp Okoboji partners with Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, to hold continuing education classes for pastors, DCEs, Deacons, Deaconesses, teachers, and lay people.

Date: May 21-23, 2018 (Loding will be available for the evening of May 20)

Location: 1531 Edgewood Drive, Milford, IA 51351

Camp Okoboji Contact Person: Lori Gamble at 712-337-3325 or

Presenter:  Professor Thomas Egger

Thomas Egger has served as a professor of the 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 Housing Now!

Cost for Lodging, Meals, and Refreshments: $200 (Payable to Camp Okoboji)
Cost includes housing, towels, linens in the Bethel Retreat Center for Sunday-Tuesday and meals from Monday breakfast through Wednesday lunch and all refreshments.

Cost for Workshop/Continuing Ed Credit: TBA (Payable to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis)
To register for this workshop, contact Erika Bennett at or by calling 314-505-7286.

The Schedule will be posted soon.