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Alumni Reunion helps connect old friends, classmates

Graduates, spouses and widows of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis class years ending in “3” and “8” are cordially invited to the 2018 Alumni Reunion Sept. 20-21, 2018, on campus. Reunion highlights include: A special recognition of the jubilarian class of 1968 and all alumni in chapel A welcome and update from Seminary President Dr. Dale […]

Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles T. Knippel enters rest

Dr. Charles T. Knippel, professor emeritus of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, entered rest in Christ Jesus July 24. He retired in 1992 after 11 years of distinguished service as professor of Practical Theology (1981-92). He came to the Seminary as a visiting instructor in 1971 and was named associate professor in 1981. […]

Leadership, coaching workshop offered for church workers

As a church worker, what would help you the most in ministry? A way to lead without being controlling? A helpful way to develop people and grow leaders? A positive way to handle accountability issues? A powerful way to empower people? If you said “yes” to any of these then the answer probably is coaching. […]

180th academic year to begin at Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will begin its 180th academic year with a special worship service at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer will serve as preacher of the Opening Service and will introduce the theme for the year, “Here am I! […]

Professor Emeritus Rev. William Schmelder enters rest

Rev. William Schmelder, professor emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, received his eternal reward in Christ Jesus June 18. Visitation is set for 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles, Mo. A funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette, Mo. “On behalf […]

Summer Lay Bible Institute set for Aug.4

Registration is now open for Concordia Seminary’s Summer Lay Bible Institute Aug. 4, which will explore practical ways that Christians can serve. Dr. Mart Thompson, associate professor of Practical Theology and director of the Specific Ministry Pastor Program, will lead the one-day workshop, “You Are a Royal Priesthood: God Calls All Christians to Serve.” The […]

Concordia Seminary receives worship grant

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is one of 44 recipients and the only seminary chosen as part of the “Vital Worship Grants Program” from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) in Grand Rapids, Mich., for 2018-19. The Seminary will use the $18,000 grant to conduct a year-long study of congregations with successful catechumenate programs, which […]

Dr. Abjar Bahkou accepts call to join Seminary faculty

Dr. Abjar Bahkou will join the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty as associate professor of Practical Theology beginning June 1 for the 2018-19 academic year. Bahkou is a well-respected scholar, theologian and leading authority on Arabic and Islamic Studies within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). “Concordia Seminary is earnest about our Lord’s commission to all […]

Dr. Douglas Rutt to serve as Concordia Seminary provost

Dr. Douglas L. Rutt will serve as provost of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, effective July 1, 2018. “What a promising future for our Concordia Seminary!” said Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of the Seminary. “The breadth of Dr. Rutt’s experience as pastor, missionary, educator and administrator is a gift of God for our mission for […]

Seminary Commencement celebrates 93 students

Some 93 students and four honorees were celebrated and recognized at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Friday, May 18, as part of the school’s 2018 Commencement exercises. Of the 93 students recognized, 54 earned the Master of Divinity degree, one earned the Master of Arts degree with deaconess certification, 10 earned the Master of Arts degree […]