Why We’re Here

Concordia Seminary’s major function is to prepare men for the holy ministry of Word and Sacraments in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The Seminary also offers advanced degree programs to qualified students of theology and serves as a center for theological research, scholarship, and continuing education of the clergy.

Our Core Values

Centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we, at Concordia Seminary value:

Faithfulness to the Scriptures and Confessions – demonstrating the identity of the Seminary as both Lutheran and evangelical, concerned for both the pure and bold proclamation of Christ;

Servanthood to Christ and His church – defining the focus of our activities and the attitude with which we carry out these activities;

Responsiveness to the contemporary context of the world – embodying our attitude toward the church and the world; and

Excellence in all our endeavors – acknowledging the standard by which we fulfill our mission.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students


Concordia Seminary admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.