Travel Seminars with Dean Kleinhans | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Travel Seminars

  • Dean Kleinhans

    Dean Kit Kleinhans has led over a dozen Lutherland travel seminars – not just tours but opportunities for continuing education and engagement with the Reformation heritage.

    There is still room to sign up for two special opportunities:

    • Reformation and Women’s Leadership, October 22 – November 2, 2019
    • Lutherland and Oberammergau, June 22 - July 3, 2020

    Continuing education units are available for both seminars. 

    Both seminars are priced for land arrangements only, including lodging, airport transfers, travel within Germany, two meals a day, museum admissions, and tips. 

     Participants make their own flight arrangements, which allows you to find better fares than with pre-packaged tours, use your favorite carrier, cash in frequent flyer miles, and/or extend travel in Europe before or after the seminar. 

    Participants in the Reformation and Women’s Leadership seminar should plan to arrive at Berlin-Tegel airport (TXL) by noon on October 23 and to depart from Berlin-Tegel sometime on November 2. 

    Participants in the Lutherland and Oberammergau seminar should plan to arrive at Berlin-Tegel airport (TXL) by noon on June 23 and to depart from Munich (MUC) sometime on July 3.

    Reformation and Women’s Leadership Seminar 2019

    October 22 – November 2, 2019

    Learn about women who played influential roles in the sixteenth century Reformation, in the home, in the church, and in the political realm. Explore some of Martin Luther’s writings about women and women’s experience. Visit important Reformation sites. Reflect together with women and allies about how the lessons of these women and the theology of the Reformation can empower women’s ministry today!

    The Rev. Dr. Kathryn “Kit” Kleinhans, has led seven seminars on the Reformation and the Empowerment of Women for ELCA Global Mission. Through these seminars, women from churches in the global south and the former communist bloc gathered together in Wittenberg, Germany, to learn about women of the sixteenth century Reformation and to reflect on their own identity, experience, and ministry as heirs of the Reformation. This year’s seminar is an opportunity for participants from the ELCA to have a similar experience.

    One special feature of this trip is a visit to Ravensbrück, the Nazi concentration camp established exclusively for women and staffed primarily by female guards. While this experience is not related directly to the Reformation, it is a powerful opportunity to engage the reality of women’s victimization and survival in light of our faith.

    Price is for land arrangements only. Participants are responsible for making their own flight arrangements to and from Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), arriving by 1:00 on October 23 and departing anytime on November 2.

    Sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University
    Columbus, Ohio

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    Lutherland & Oberammergau 2020

    Visit key places in the life of Martin Luther and the history of the Protestant Reformation! Take advantage of a once-in-a-decade opportunity to attend the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play! Travel with and learn from the Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans, Dean of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University. Plus, enjoy the opportunity of traveling with your fellow Trinity and Capital alumni. Dean Kleinhans is a scholar of Lutheran history and theology who has led over a dozen study tours and seminars in Lutherland.

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