Concordia Catechetical Academy
of Peace Lutheran Church—Sussex, Wisconsin

2022 CCA Symposium

June 22-24, 2022

The St. Peter Option:
Living as Exiles in a Foreign Land

What troubles you as a Christian these days? What causes you to fear for the future? What is our response to LGBTQ theology, transgenderism, Woke ideology, cancel culture, global climate change, progressivism, totalitarianism, the loss of freedom, Christian persecution, and a host of other threats? This year’s symposium will engage themes from the blessed apostle St. Peter in addressing how we are called to confess and live joyfully and without fear as Christian pilgrims in a world of darkness and hostility toward the Christian faith.  Peter says, “Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15 NKJV). “The St. Peter Option” will explore how we are called to live in this vale of tears. Peter emphasizes that our calling in this world is always to trust in Christ and to sing the praises of our God without despair, even as we learn His Word deeply so that we might give a defense of our faith.  Peter’s opening doxology in his first epistle serves as the foundation for living as Christian pilgrims: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials … yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:3-9 NKJV).


Schedule for the 2022 symposium.
Online registration for the 2022 symposium.
Form for snail-mailed or emailed registrations.

Hotel information.

Vendor information for 2022.


Dates for future symposia:  CCA symposium has traditionally been held on the third Thursday of June (and the Wednesday before and Friday after).  The 2022 symposium has been pushed back one week because of conflicts with other meetings and gatherings within the district and synod.




Information regarding previous symposia is listed below. 
      Map and directions.

     Area restaurants:
          Sussex area for Wednesday
          Hartland area, closest to the high school
          Delafield area, between LCL and the hotel
          Pewaukee area, closest to the hotel


CD recordings of past symposia.



Rev. Peter C. Bender, MDiv
Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church and Academy
Director of the Concordia Catechetical Academy
Sussex, Wisconsin

Rev. Brennick Christiansen
Associate Pastor-elect and Headmaster of Peace Lutheran Church & Academy
Sussex, Wisconsin

Rev. Karl F. Fabrizius, MDiv, PhD
Pastor of Our Father Lutheran Church
Greenfield, Wisconsin

Rev. Jason D. Lane, MDiv, STM, ThD
Theology Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin

Rev. Michael C. Larson, MDiv
Pastor of Luther Memorial Chapel
Shorewood Wisconsin

Rev. Gregory Schulz, DMin, PhD
Philosophy Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin