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Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program students receive vicarage assignments

Thirteen students in the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis received their vicarage assignments in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus Wednesday, Feb. 6. They will serve congregations and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The SMP students included: Chad Bresson, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Harlingen, T.X., LCMS […]

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event raises more than $5,000

Faculty, staff and students at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $5,105 at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser held Thursday on campus, with the number expected to grow. Twenty-two “shavees” — including Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, students, faculty and staff along with several friends from the St. Louis community — volunteered to “brave […]

Keseman appointed to Board of Regents

Rev. Bruce Keseman has been named to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Board of Regents. He was appointed by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Board of Directors to complete the remaining term for Rev. Shawn Kumm, who resigned from the board effective Sept. 1. Keseman serves as the sole pastor of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church […]

Seminary hosts St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser

Who: Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, as well as students, faculty and staff will voluntarily shave their heads during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser. Participants have grown their hair for months in anticipation of this event. What: For the eighth time, Concordia Seminary will “brave a shave” and participate […]

Students recognized for program completion, calls

Students representing five distinct programs at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis were celebrated Friday, Jan. 16, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and Titus for program completion or call recognition. Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) students who began their program in Spring 2015 and Fall 2016 were on campus for the week preceding for their winter residential intensive courses. Spring […]

Preachers alumni basketball game raises funds for local nonprofit

Sports lovers and seminarians alike will be treated to an unforgettable night Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, when current Concordia Seminary Preachers basketball players face off against alumni. The third annual “Hoops for Hope” alumni basketball game will support the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, Mo. “Ministry is a team effort. Healthy congregations involve both pastors […]

Concordia Seminary Concert Series continues in March

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis continues the Concordia Seminary Concert Series with two highly awaited performances in March. The internationally acclaimed Valparaiso University Chorale, the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, the Valparaiso University Bach Orchestra and Choir and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will present J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3. One of […]

New Concordia Pages offers theologically rich resource

Looking for resources for individual spiritual study or small group theological discussions? Consider Concordia Pages, a new publication from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis featuring articles and essays that are accessibly written and culturally relevant. “Concordia Pages have a theological depth that readers won’t get elsewhere,” said Dr. Travis Scholl, managing editor of Seminary Publications. “They […]

Laudamus spring 2019 tour dates announced

Laudamus, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ select choir of seminarians, will perform for audiences across Michigan and Indiana as part of its spring 2019 tour. “This tour promises to be one-of-a-kind,” said Director of Musical Arts Dr. James Marriott. “The title of this year’s tour is, ‘Christ, Mighty Savior,’ based on the lovely and rather new evening hymn […]

Seminary celebrates ordination, commissioning anniversaries

With combined service equaling nearly a half a millennium, the significant ordination and commissioning anniversaries of seven faculty, four emeriti faculty and two staff members were recognized during chapel Dec. 5. In total, the men have served a combined 445 years. Each person was recognized individually, followed by a time of prayer, thanksgiving and celebration. […]

Pre-Lenten Workshop explores Exodus

The Exodus was a foundational event in the history of Israel, but what does it mean for Christians today? This is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Pre-Lenten Workshop “Let My People Go!” for pastors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. The annual Pre-Lenten Workshop is held on campus each year to help […]

Record #GivingTuesday campaign benefits student aid

Thanks to 177 generous donors, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $57,414 on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, surpassing the Seminary’s $50,000 goal and setting a new Giving Tuesday campaign record.   The amount raised topped last year’s total of $21,010 by 173 percent and is the most the Seminary has raised on Giving Tuesday in the four years it […]