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‘Giving Tuesday’ campaign raises $8,033

FIGURES UPDATED DEC. 1, 2016. With joy and gratitude, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is pleased to announce that during Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, a total of $8,033 was raised thanks to the generous support of dozens of donors. This amount surpasses gifts given in 2015 by 70 percent. “To all of our donors, thank […]

Dr. W. Mart Thompson to join Seminary faculty

Dr. W. Mart Thompson will join the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis as associate professor of practical theology and director of the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program beginning in the winter quarter of the 2016-17 academic year. He will be installed during a special chapel service Nov. 30 in the Chapel of St. Timothy […]

Bach at the Sem concert set for Dec. 11

Bach at the Sem enters its 24th season Sunday, Dec. 11, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis with a selection of works by J.S. Bach performed by the American Kantorei under Music Director Dr. Maurice Boyer. The concert will feature two complete cantatas — BWV 121 “Christum wir sollen loben schon” and BWV 147 “Herz und […]

Registration opens for 2017 Multiethnic Symposium

Registration is now open for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Multiethnic Symposium, set for Jan. 24-25 on campus. The symposium brings together Lutherans and mission leaders of various ethnicities from across the country for workshops, discussions and worship. The symposium explores how the church should engage in ethnic ministry and what it means — and what […]

A conversation…on Luther and the Reformation

Seminary professors Drs. Erik Herrmann and Paul Robinson recently sat down and discussed Martin Luther and the Reformation. Read a few excerpts from their conversation to help put the Reformation in perspective and learn more about Luther, his world and why the Reformation still matters — nearly 500 years later. What was the Catholic church […]

Concordia Seminary offers special tuition award for M.Div. students

In celebration and commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Board of Regents recently approved a special one-time financial aid award for its residential pastoral ministry students that will completely fund tuition for most Master of Divinity (M.Div.) students next year. The “Reformation Jubilee” award will provide […]

Help Concordia Seminary prepare pastors on #GivingTuesday

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis encourages friends and supporters to help “Prepare A Pastor” through online gifts on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29. Gifts donated during the Seminary’s Giving Tuesday campaign will benefit student financial aid and scholarships. “The joy of giving is magnified when the mission is so vital,” said Vicki Biggs, senior vice president for […]

Advent sermon series ready for download

Advent Sermon Series 2016: Everyone needs godly wisdom when it comes to family relationships. In this new sermon series from Pastor Reed Lessing, we learn from the families connected with our Lord’s birth. This includes Joseph, Mary and Jesus, along with Zechariah, Elizabeth and John. These families faced infertility, frustration, loss, misunderstandings, death and so […]

Advent devotional available

Moments to Treasure: Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer invites us on the ADVENTure of our lives in a new daily devotional booklet. The Advent devotions beckon us to treasure the special moments in the presence of Christ as we prepare to celebrate His birth. Learn more and order your copy of the booklet, Moments […]

Formation for church leadership in Ethiopia

Kendra Whittle The chance to study in America was an opportunity Tamrat Debessa did not think was possible. The teacher from Ethiopia had returned to his hometown of Hawassa a few years before to work at Tabor Evangelical College, with plans of pursuing his Ph.D. and putting his newly acquired knowledge to work back home. […]

Grace Hits Home

By Mark Seifrid “We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part” (2 Cor. 8:1-2 ESV). Paul wants the […]

All in the family for the Bostics

For Marla Bostic and her daughter, Melodie Bostic, working at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is a natural extension of their family. For three years, the mother and daughter have both worked at the Seminary but in different departments. Marla is a cashier in the Campus Store and Melodie is senior coordinator of alumni and congregation […]