Concordia Seminary Newsroom

Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases

Lenten sermon series now available for download

A new Lenten sermon series that sets out to trace the enormous dimensions of God’s merciful love for sinners in Christ is now available from Concordia Seminary Press, the publishing arm of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The new downloadable series, “O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High” is designed to aid pastors in their preparations […]

Prospective students invited to two online events in February

Two online visitation events are scheduled for February at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; one for high school men, and another for college-age and second-career prospective students planning to study to become pastors and deaconesses. Registration is now open for Taste of the Sem for high school men Feb. 13-15 and Green & Gold Day for […]

Dr. Kent Burreson photo

Virtual adult faith formation conference slated for Jan. 12-14

Pastors and congregational leaders are invited to attend a free online adult faith formation conference Jan. 12-14, “Treasures Old and New (Again): A Virtual Conference on Adult Faith Formation.” This three-day encore event seeks to equip ministry leaders for adult faith formation. Through presentations and conversations with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastors who have […]

Registration opens for online Faith and Film Festival

Registration is now open for the second annual Faith and Film Festival presented by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, which will be held online Jan. 28-29. Throughout the festival attendees will ponder and explore Christian themes in contemporary cinema and develop eyes to see film in new ways. The 2021 event includes 13 feature length films, […]

Second CSL, CUW online course set to begin April 5

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is partnering with Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon (CUW), for the second of two online continuing education courses for ordained pastors, commissioned church workers and lay leaders. The course, “Change Management in the Church,” begins April 5, 2021. The course will be taught by Dr. David Peter, professor of Practical Theology and […]

Ordination Service 2020

Ordination, commissioning anniversaries celebrated

From left: Rev. William “Bill” Wrede, Dr. Timothy Dost, Dr. Thomas Egger, Dr. Benjamin Haupt, Dr. Philip Penhallegon, Dr. David Schmitt and Mark Kempff. The Concordia Seminary, St. Louis campus celebrated significant ordination and commissioning anniversaries of nine faculty, five emeriti faculty and five staff members in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus […]

Giving Tuesday campaign raises record $66,320

Thanks to 245 generous donors, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised a record $66,320 on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, surpassing its goal by $6,320. The Seminary set a goal of raising $60,000, which included a matching gift from a generous donor. Donations were matched dollar for dollar up to the first $30,000. The raised funds on Giving Tuesday will […]

Concordia Seminary library begins major digitization project

In the coming decade, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will make some 10,000 books and manuscripts, including more than 6,000 volumes in its rare book collection, available to scholars worldwide thanks to the mobilization of a monumental digitization effort. The Seminary’s Kristine Kay Hasse Memorial Library, the largest Lutheran library in North America, will begin using state-of-the-art […]

Fall Placement 2020

Students recognized for program completion, calls

Front row, from left: Dr. Richard Marrs, director of the Master of Divinity and Residential Alternate Route Programs; Mark Renner and Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Douglas Rutt. Back row, from left: Dr. Timothy Saleska, professor of Exegetical Theology and dean of Ministerial Formation; Dr. Glenn Nielsen, professor of Practical theology and director of […]

Giving Tuesday logo

Support the Sem this Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1

Friends and supporters are invited to help Concordia Seminary, St. Louis to prepare pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and other church leaders for bringing Christ to the world by making a gift on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. Gifts donated during the Seminary’s #GivingTuesday campaign will be used where needed most to meet the needs of the Seminary […]

Lay Bible Institute set for Feb. 6

UPDATED NOV. 19, 2020 Paul’s message to the Galatians is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s Feb. 6 Lay Bible Institute, “Galatians: Hearing Paul’s Gospel Afresh,” led by Dr. Mark Seifrid, professor of Exegetical Theology. Seifrid will help participants explore the relationship between “justification by faith” and Christian ethics — revealing how Paul’s message to the […]

New Advent/Christmas Sermon Series available for download

A new Advent/Christmas Sermon Series, “Await God’s Future: An Advent–Christmas Sermon Series Based on Isaiah,” published by Concordia Seminary Press of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is now available for download.   Written by Dr. Paul R. Raabe, professor emeritus of Exegetical Theology, the series is designed to encourage people to hear the future-tense announcements of the […]