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Florida couple commits $3 million to Seminary

With gratitude, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis announced today that Glenn and Kay Hasse of Naples, Fla., and formerly of Edina, Minn., have committed $3 million for student scholarship endowments and needed renovations to the library as part of the Seminary’s Generations Campaign. A portion — $700,000 — will be added to existing Seminary endowments previously […]

New pastors, church leaders sent into ministry on Call Day

With great anticipation and excitement, 149 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students took part in Call Day today, learning their assignment of first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry, vicarage placements and deaconess internship positions. Seventy-eight students received their first calls to serve as pastors, chaplains and missionaries for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) at a […]

Summer workshops offered nationwide June through August

All pastors, church workers and laity are invited to Concordia Seminary’s summer workshops to explore contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry. Hosted by congregations across the country June through August, and led by Seminary faculty and staff, the 17 workshops offer an opportunity to delve deeply into topics ranging from how to engage […]

Call Day 2016 set for April 26

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis invites the public to share in the joy of Call Day Tuesday, April 26, during two services in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on campus, 801 Seminary Place, Clayton, Mo. Concluding students will receive their pastoral and diaconal calls and second-year students will receive their vicarage or internship […]

Words of Wisdom

Dr. Gillian Bond Director, Residential Deaconess Program Do you care about people and enjoy getting to know them? Deaconesses work with people in many different contexts, walking with them through both good times and trying times. We follow our Lord in meeting people where they are, and we share His love with them holistically. This […]

Generations Campaign events held in Texas, Florida

Concordia Seminary’s Generations Campaign went on the road in January 2016 with special events for longtime supporters and new friends in Houston and St. Petersburg, Fla. The Generations Campaign is the largest in the Seminary’s 177-year history and aims to ensure that future generations will be served by faithful pastors who share the Gospel message […]

They will go for us

By Kendra Whittle On Call Day, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students are armed with a folder of information, showing where the church has elected to send them to serve, and a healthy dose of Lutheran teaching. But students say it’s their education and experiences at the Seminary that have sufficiently prepared them for the transition […]

Intern program reaches future church workers

By Jackie Parker When Sara Scungio experienced the behind-the-scenes, day-to-day life of her church, she knew she wanted to become a deaconess and commit her life to church work. Scungio, 19, was one of the first interns in a unique ministry program for high school students at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Va. […]

Seminary donor turns 100

Lutheran pastors have always played a big role in the life of Mildred Nienaber. When she was baptized as a child in 1916. When she was confirmed in the faith as a teenager. When she married the love of her life, the late William “Bill” Nienaber, in 1951. … When he died in 2009 on […]

Scholarships offered for minority students

Gerard Bolling came to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis from his Brooklyn, N.Y., home to become a faithful minister of the Gospel. Now in his fourth year at the Seminary, Bolling, 25, is thankful for the Robert H. King Minority Student Endowment Fund Scholarship for helping reduce his tuition costs and make his dream of a […]

One town, five seminarians

By Jackie Parker It’s one thing for three people to be childhood friends. It’s quite another for three people to attend the same kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and seminary together. Aaron Hauser, Casey Kegley and Craig Reiter grew up a few blocks from each other in the small town of Grafton, Wis., population […]