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Dr. David J. Peter publishes Maximizing the Midsize Church

Dr. David J. Peter, dean of faculty, professor of Practical Theology and placement counselor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, recently published Maximizing the Midsize Church: Effective Leadership for Fruitful Mission and Ministry with Kregel Publications. Drawing on years of research and pastoral ministry, Peter navigates the specific needs of the midsize churches — congregations with […]

Registration opens for Multiethnic Symposium

Registration is now open for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ annual Multiethnic Symposium, which is set for April 25-26 at the Seminary campus. The symposium brings together missional leaders including pastors, congregational lay leaders and others from across The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The symposium explores what it means and what it will take to become […]

Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program students receive vicarage assignments

Thirteen students in the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis received their vicarage assignments in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus Wednesday, Feb. 6. They will serve congregations and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The SMP students included: Chad Bresson, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Harlingen, T.X., LCMS […]

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event raises more than $5,000

Faculty, staff and students at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $5,105 at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser held Thursday on campus, with the number expected to grow. Twenty-two “shavees” — including Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, students, faculty and staff along with several friends from the St. Louis community — volunteered to “brave […]

Keseman appointed to Board of Regents

Rev. Bruce Keseman has been named to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Board of Regents. He was appointed by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Board of Directors to complete the remaining term for Rev. Shawn Kumm, who resigned from the board effective Sept. 1. Keseman serves as the sole pastor of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church […]

Seminary hosts St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser

Who: Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, as well as students, faculty and staff will voluntarily shave their heads during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser. Participants have grown their hair for months in anticipation of this event. What: For the eighth time, Concordia Seminary will “brave a shave” and participate […]

Answering the call

by Douglas Rutt “Here am I! Send me.” Those words immediately take me back to more than 35 years ago, when I was a seminarian. Recruiters from LCMS World Mission were on campus to talk to us about opportunities to serve overseas. My wife, Deborah, and I had barely discussed it, but one afternoon we […]

From Refugee to Seminarian

by Rebekah Lukas In recent years, about 6,000 Myanmar (formerly Burma) refugees have sought new lives in Fort Wayne, Ind., as their home country transitions to a democracy. Many of the city’s churches, like Southwest Lutheran, have been stepping up and playing an integral role in caring for these refugees. The church provides ministry for […]

Christian stewardship a priority

By Kim Plummer Krull The deaths of their fathers within a week of each other in 2014 opened Kathryn and Dana Foat’s eyes to the importance of estate planning, something many people ignore. When they added up their own assets, they realized they had more than they thought. Because both their fathers had estate plans, […]

Q&A with Lara Harris

by Carly Hebron Lara Harris serves as the director of Campus Services at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where she has been on staff for seven years. She began as an assistant and also served as an event coordinator before her promotion to director in 2013. She is married with two young children and is currently […]