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Rast called as 11th Seminary president

Photo: The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod/LCMS Communications Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has extended a call to Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr., president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. (CTSFW), to serve as the 11th president in the school’s 181-year history. The call was extended Saturday after a unanimous vote on the first ballot by the […]

2020 online Commencement lauds concluding students

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis celebrated 131 students, six honorees and three retiring professors in an online Commencement ceremony Friday, May 15. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Theological Diploma Service and Commencement exercises, usually held as two separate events on campus, were combined into one online event. The ceremony also marked the end of […]

Seminary receives 15 communications awards from ACP, EPA

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis recently received a total of 15 awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) and the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) during the organizations’ recent award ceremonies. “We are humbled by this bounty of awards,” said Vicki Biggs, senior vice president of Seminary Advancement and chief communications officer. “It is indeed gratifying to receive this recognition of our […]

Concordia Seminary finishes first-ever #GiveSTLDay strong

In a campaign that culminated yesterday, 73 friends of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis rallied together to raise $20,957 for Give STL Day, surpassing the campaign goal of $20,000. A local benefactor provided a matching gift that doubled donations dollar for dollar up to the first $10,000. Most donors gave via the Give STL Day site, […]

Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop Series offered online

Pastors, church workers and laypeople are invited to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop Series to explore contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry and worship. Formerly known as the Summer Workshop Series, the Prof Insights’ workshops provide three days of in-depth study taught by Seminary faculty members. Due to concerns about […]

Slate for Seminary president determined

The following six individuals have been named to the final slate of candidates to be considered for election and call as the 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis: Dr. Joel C. Elowsky Dr. Glenn K. Fluegge Dr. Jeffrey J. Kloha Dr. Jacob A. O. Preus III Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. Dr. Douglas L. […]

Spring 2020 Commencement to be virtual event

For the first time, Concordia Seminary’s Commencement exercises for the 2020 graduating class will be held online only, and elements from the traditional Theological Diploma Service — usually held as a separate event on campus — will be included. The online-only Commencement exercises will be available at 4 p.m. (CDT) May 15 at csl.edu/commencement and on the Seminary’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Students, […]

COVID-19 ministry resources

We pray that these resources provide support, inspiration and encouragement for you and your loved ones.   Table Talk: family devotions One-page devotions for the home follow a simple format of prayer, Scripture reading, reflection and conversation. Daily quarantine video devotions from students To edify one another during this unprecedented time, our students are sharing […]

Seminary to participate in Give STL Day April 6 to May 7

For the first time, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will participate in Give STL Day, set for May 7. Give STL Day, now in its seventh year, is an online giving event organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation for the benefit of nonprofits headquartered in the metropolitan area.   The Seminary’s goal for Give STL […]

Call Day to be held as one virtual-only event

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Concordia Seminary’s Call Day, set for April 28, will be held as a virtual-only event for the first time. Vicarages, deaconess internships and calls will be announced during one 7 p.m. (CDT) virtual service at csl.edu/callday. Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer will preach. Dr. Glenn Nielsen, […]

Call Day 2020 set for April 28

UPDATE: Because of concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Call Day will be celebrated as a single virtual service only. Please read our updated news release for more information. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis invites the public to share in the excitement of Call Day Tuesday, April 28, during two services in the Chapel of St. Timothy and […]