Generations Campaign exceeds goal

New fundraising goal announced

With much joy, gratitude and all glory to God, donors contributed more than $204 million to the Generations Campaign for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis between July 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2017. The amount raised surpassed the campaign’s $180 million by more than $24 million.

The campaign was celebrated during a gala held Dec. 2, 2017, in Koburg Hall, attended by about 75 alumni, donors, faculty, students and other supporters of the Seminary.

“The only God-pleasing way for us to move forward is to have total faith, total trust and total confidence that the Lord will move us forward,” Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer said during the gala. “All of this is testimony to the fact that the Spirit of God is present anywhere the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is told. There has never been a greater imperative for you and for me and for this Seminary to be the mission of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

As the Seminary celebrates the campaign’s overwhelming success, the need to further sharpen our focus on the vision for His glory “throughout all generations” remains at the forefront. With that in mind, the Seminary began Generations 20/20 Jan. 1, 2018, an extension of the Generations Campaign. Generations 20/20 aims to raise $66 million for endowment, annual operations and areas of greatest needs between Jan. 1, 2018, and throughout 2020.

To learn more about Generations 20/20 or to make a gift, contact us at 800-822-5287 or

From the President

Dr. MeyerDear Friend of Concordia Seminary,
“This is a different world from the one in which I grew up. What will it be like for our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the generations that follow? Will there be healthy, loving, Gospel-proclaiming congregations to nurture and sustain them in their heavenward way? Answering ‘yes’ to that question under God’s enabling grace is the special responsibility of Concordia Seminary.

“This GENERATIONS Campaign is designed to help Concordia Seminary meet those challenges. God help us through this campaign to provide coming generations ‘with confidence and cheerful courage’ in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ!”

Click here to read Dr. Meyer’s full letter.

The Case for the Campaign

Generations-casestudy-coverClick here to downloadTo fulfill our promise to our students and build upon the tradition of excellence that has defined the Seminary, we invite you to join us in Generations: The Campaign for Concordia Seminary. Your support will help ensure that future generations will be served by faithful, relevant, and relational pastors who share the Gospel message in ways that advance the great Commission.

Congregation Support

Are you looking for ways your congregation can get involved in the Generations Campaign? A Seminary Celebration is an opportunity for congregations to share with their members the important work being done at Concordia Seminary to ensure that future generations will be served by faithful, relevant and relational pastors. We have resources available to help you organize an event. A Seminary Celebration can be held any time, and it’s not limited to just congregations – small groups can host one, too!

Thank you for encouraging your church to host a Seminary Celebration. Your influence and enthusiasm can be the key to help ensure the ongoing preparation of pastors to serve future generations.

Find resources here.

For more information, please call 800-822-5287 or write to


Generations Campaign News

Campus Tour

Concordia Seminary’s motto, “Light from Above,” grows even more meaningful as a $6 million renovation to the campus library gets underway this spring. The exciting transformation will bring both new light and new life into the learning center.

Click here to read more.