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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 […]

Luther as reformer of pastoral care

By Erik Herrmann Reformation Day. Each year the day gives us occasion to reflect on the significance of the upheavals of the 16th century — upheavals that changed the religious, social and cultural landscape of the West, especially the Western church. What was at stake? What was it all about? Was it worth it? As […]

Serving God as a deaconess and judoka

By Melanie Ave She stands 5-feet-2, petite by most standards. She smiles easily and laughs often. Many of her clothes just happen to be pink. She uses the word “excited” a lot because she is and “love” because she does. But pull back Deaconess Marissa Arndt’s thick blond hair and place her in a dojo […]

Life With and Without A Pastor

By Jackie Parker Cindy Wittman, a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Ulysses, Kan., remembers the Sunday morning when only two people were at a worship service: her and the church’s interim pastor. Over the course of 15 years, Grace’s membership of 50-60 members dwindled to six or eight members most Sundays. But three […]

Helping students fund their Seminary education

By Kendra Whittle Laura Hemmer said if there’s one thing a prospective Concordia Seminary student should not do, it’s look at the price tag of tuition before talking to her. “If you just look at the website and you just look at the portion that tells you about how much it costs to come to […]

Seminary publications, communications receives seven ACP awards

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis received seven awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) during the organization’s recent annual awards banquet in St. Louis. The ACP, the nation’s oldest interdenominational religious press association, presented the awards April 22 during its 100th anniversary conference. The awards were given in recognition of exceptional content produced by Concordia Journal […]

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. […]