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Symposium Emphasizes Hope for Next Millennium

“The Next Millennium: Church on the Brink” was the theme for the 10th Annual Theological Symposium held September 21-22, 1999 on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, campus. The largest number of participants ever; more than 600 pastors, Seminary students, pre- seminary students and professors from Concordia University System schools and other guests were present. The […]

Concordia Seminary Receives Technology Planning Grant

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is one of 40 theological schools to receive a $10,000 planning grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc., to participate in a national technological initiative. The planning grant allows Concordia Seminary to design a comprehensive proposal for the appropriate implementation of a technology-based teaching program. If this comprehensive plan is approved by […]

Thomas Rehkop Joins Concordia Seminary Staff

Thomas Rehkop has accepted the call extended him by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis to serve in the Seminary’s development office as director of major gifts and special projects. Prior to accepting the call, Rehkop served as a gift planning counselor for the International Lutheran Laymen’s League, a position he held since 1994. He begins his […]

Fall Visitation Weekend for Prospective Students

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host the 1999 Fall Visitation Weekend, Oct. 7-9, on its campus. All men who are interested in learning more about the preparation that leads to service as a pastor and their guests are invited to attend. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in worship in The Chapel of St. […]

117 New Students Prepare for Pastoral Ministry

Registration for classes at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis included 117 new students who are beginning their Seminary preparation to serve as pastors, missionaries or chaplains in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. That amounts to an eight percent increase over the number of new students registering last year and a 23 percent increase over the number of […]

Rev. Dr. August R. Suelflow Called to Church Triumphant

Rev. Dr. August R. Suelflow, adjunct professor of historical theology and seminary archivist at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and director emeritus of the Concordia Historical Institute, died suddenly on Saturday, August 28, 1999. He was 76 years old. Visitation will be in the Great Hall of the Armbruster-Donnelly Funeral Home, 6633 Clayton Rd., Clayton, Mo. […]

Exploring Church Careers Event 2000 Announced

The next Exploring Church Careers Event (ECCE), a retreat on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis campus designed to inform and encourage high school youth with respect to church work careers, will take place Aug. 5-8, 2000. The four-day ECCE includes Bible study, presentations by recognized leaders in youth ministry and on-site visitation opportunities featuring a […]

Saturday Greek Classes Meet with Favorable Response

Saturday Greek classes will begin Sept. 11 on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, campus and have produced a very favorable response. A total of 21 students have registered thus far. “We are delighted with the response,” commented Rev. Glen Thomas, Vice President for Seminary Relations at Concordia Seminary, “and we want to encourage any others […]

Three Concordia Seminary Professors Receive Doctoral Degrees

Three members of the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, faculty have completed their advanced study programs during the past few months and have been awarded doctoral degrees. The professors, Drs. John Oberdeck, Timothy Saleska and David Peter, join an increasing number of Concordia Seminary faculty who have completed or are in the process of completing advanced […]

Rev. R. Reed Lessing Accepts Call to Seminary Faculty

Rev. R. Reed Lessing has accepted the call extended him to serve as assistant professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He has been serving as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Broken Arrow, Okla., since 1990. Trinity is a growing congregation near Tulsa, Okla. which has nearly tripled in membership over the past […]

117 Youth Explore Church Careers

A total of 117 Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) high school youth from all parts of the United States attended the Aug. 7-10 Exploring Church Careers Event (ECCE) on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis campus. The retreat, designed to inform and encourage youth with respect to church work careers, included Bible study, presentations by […]

Exploring Church Careers Event Remains at Full Capacity

The Aug. 7-10 retreat on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, campus designed to inform and encourage high school youth with respect to church work careers remains filled to capacity. “I am happy to report that the maximum capacity of 120 participants was reached three weeks ago, and we have started a waiting list” said Rev. […]