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CSL, CUW partner to offer two online Continuing Education courses

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is partnering with Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon (CUW), for the first time to offer two online Continuing Education courses for pastors, one in the fall and one in the spring. The courses are especially appropriate for ordained pastors, commissioned church workers and lay leaders. The courses are fully online. Each course features six […]

New Deaconess Studies Program (Online) launches spring 2021

A new distance Deaconess Studies Program (Online-ODS) will launch in the spring 2021 semester at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. This program will allow students to become certified to serve as commissioned deaconesses in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The four-year program will prepare women to share the Gospel through works of mercy, spiritual care and teaching the Christian faith. […]

Registration now open for Aug. 8 Lay Bible Institute

“Christian Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark” is the focus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Aug. 8 online Lay Bible Institute, the final installment in the 2019-20 series. Dr. David Lewis, assistant professor of Exegetical Theology, will explore what the Gospel of Mark teaches about Christian discipleship and what that means for Christian lives today. “The […]

New call for presidential candidates issued

At a meeting today, the electors charged with calling the next president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis chose to issue a new call for candidates. Also today, the Seminary’s Board of Regents named Dr. Daniel Preus interim president effective July 1. He will serve until the new president is called and takes office. About Dr. […]

Faith and Writing Workshop to be offered online July 21-23

Registration is now open for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ annual Faith and Writing Workshop July 21-23, now being offered as an online event because of the coronavirus pandemic. Participants will explore the various forms of creative writing including starting a blog, creating a sermon or devotion, story, nonfiction, drama and poetry. The workshop will emphasize […]

Electors to meet June 2 to resume presidential search

The electors charged with calling the next president of Concordia Seminary will resume the search at a virtual meeting set for 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday, June 2. A call was extended May 16 but was declined earlier this week. Thus, in accordance with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Bylaws, the Seminary’s Board of Regents has […]

Registration opens for fall online Greek language course

Registration is now open for Online Greek: Part I, which will be taught during the fall semester of the 2020–21 academic year at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Registration for Part I of the course is available through Aug. 7. Registration for Part II, which will be taught during the spring semester, will be available in October. The […]

Rast declines call to serve as Concordia Seminary president

By letter today to the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Board of Regents, President of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. (CTSFW) Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. declined the call to serve as Concordia Seminary’s 11th president and will continue to serve as president at CTSFW. In his letter, Rast said: “The call to serve as […]

Outdoor summer carillon concerts slated for June

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis invites friends and neighbors in the St. Louis area to come to campus for beautiful June evenings listening to the carillon. The annual Summer Carillon Series, part of the 2019-20 Concordia Seminary Concert Series, will be held at 7 p.m. each Tuesday in June. All recitals are free and open to […]

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 […]