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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 […]

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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 […]

Mission Works

“Mission Works: Thanks to Donors” debuts

To celebrate the significant role of its supporters, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has created a new vlog titled, “Mission Works: Thanks to Donors.” Weekly episodes, hosted by President Emeritus Dr. Dale A. Meyer, will share vignettes that highlight God’s mission at work through stories of real-time campus activities and explore how this mission truly is […]

Presidential Search Committee offers October update

The Presidential Search Committee members met Oct. 9, 2020, and provided the following update: Board of Regents Vice Chairman Rev. W. Max Mons gave an overview of the materials requested from each of the nominees. The materials include personal information forms, self-evaluation tools, references and inventories. The committee also discussed how to distribute the materials […]

Second annual Give Green and Gold Day a success

On Sept. 28, friends of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $27,065 during the second annual Give Green and Gold Day. Gifts on the special day of giving were earmarked for student aid and will be used to provide tuition grants to residential Ministerial Formation students. “When I spoke with students on Give Green and Gold […]

2021 Pre Lenten workshop

2021 Pre-Lenten Workshop explores God’s vast mercy

UPDATED NOV. 19, 2020 God’s mercy has bestowed on His people enormous treasures — true love, true meaning and an everlasting inheritance. This topic is the focus of Concordia Seminary’s 2021 Pre-Lenten Workshop, “‘O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High’: God’s Enormous Mercy,” set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT) Friday, Jan. 22, online. The […]

Presidential Search Committee shares update, timeline

The Presidential Search Committee met Sept. 18, 2020, and shared the following update. The committee members edited the inventory that will be sent to the presidential nominees and to the references they provide. They also reviewed the process they will follow and the tasks they hope to accomplish that will guide their selection of the […]