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Vocatio helps students consider future in ministry

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis aims to help students entering grades nine through 12 consider a future in ministry with Vocatio, a six-day retreat held on the Seminary’s campus June 22-27. During the retreat, students explore God’s calling and direction through Seminary faculty-led Bible study, worship, vocation discussion and a servant event. A Concordia University System […]

Seminary receives 10 communications awards from EPA, ACP

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis recently received a total of 10 awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) and the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) during the organizations’ recent conventions and award ceremonies. The ACP, the nation’s oldest interdenominational religious press association, presented its awards at the organization’s annual banquet April 12 in Chicago. The awards were […]

Commencement exercises planned at Concordia Seminary

Commencement exercises for the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis graduating class will take place Friday, May 17. The public is invited to attend. The day’s events begin at 10 a.m. (CDT) with the Theological Diploma Service in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary’s campus. Theological diplomas will be presented at this […]

Seminarian receives prestigious FASPE fellowship

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis fourth-year seminarian Jess Biermann was recently selected for the 2019 Seminary Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). Biermann was selected from about 200 applicants from across the world to receive one of 14 available fellowships. The fellows will participate in a two-week program set […]

116 new pastors, deaconesses, missionaries sent to serve

Wednesday was a day filled with much anticipation and excitement as 116 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students learned their placement of first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry, and assignments as vicars and deaconess interns during two special services held in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. First calls to serve as pastors, […]

“Growing up, I was never alone,” says second-year Seminary student Nokukhanya Shabalala. With 17 brothers and sisters, Nokukhanya never lacked a playmate. Food, however, was sometimes hard to come by. “With so many siblings, you learn to eat fast!” she laughs. Noks (her preferred name) is brimming with tales about growing up in a large […]

Helpers for the harvest

By Mia Mauss The decision to break ground was a calculated one, and there was no time to lose. It was mid-winter when the 11 men held their first organized meeting. Though the frozen earth would not be penetrable for weeks, the men were planning for the future. Many were farmers, after all, and they […]

Go and live it

In today’s digitally connected world, we are daily confronted with the plight of people around the globe and in our own backyard. Through social media, we encounter stories and photos of every kind of human suffering. The question of the hour is, “What are Christians doing to demonstrate the love of Jesus in a hurting […]

When you visit your medical doctor, you assume that he or she has spent many hours over many years studying medicine in classrooms. But you also expect that he or she has had countless medical experiences in hospitals and other medical settings, learning to apply what they learn in the classes to effectively practice medicine. […]

Three paths, one purpose

by Sarah Maney At Concordia Seminary, students’ preparation for ministry includes real-world experiences — rubber-meets-the-road types of encounters. Through vicarages, internships and field work, students go beyond the classroom. Sharing Jesus in the City of Brotherly Love The rumble of the subway underscores the beauty of the Divine Service at Logos Lutheran Church. Smack dab […]

Burreson, Hoeltke author new Bible study

Dr. Kent Burreson, professor of Systematic Theology, and Dr. Beth Hoeltke, director of the Graduate School, both at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, recently published a new six-session Bible study, Death, Heaven, Resurrection and the New Creation, from Concordia Publishing House. The study helps readers understand the nature of death, as well as how to facilitate […]

Concordia Seminary faculty-led summer workshops offered nationwide

Pastors, church workers and congregation members are invited to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Summer Workshop Series to explore contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry and worship. Hosted by congregations across the country from May through August, and led by Seminary faculty, the 10 workshops offer an opportunity to delve deeply into topics such […]