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Contemplate visitation event set for prospective students

College-age and older men and women are invited to Contemplate, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ visitation event that provides prospective students an opportunity to learn more about life at the Seminary and the preparation that leads to service as a pastor or deaconess. While this event normally occurs on the Seminary campus over the course of […]

Nominees for Seminary president announced

The following 42 individuals have been nominated as candidates for election as the 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, per Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Bylaws, and have allowed their names to stand for consideration: Dr. Joel D. Biermann Dr. Gerhard H. Bode Jr. Dr. Phillip L. Brandt Dr. Jon S. Bruss Dr. Albert Collver […]

Seminary begins 182nd academic year

With the theme “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever,” Concordia Seminary, St. Louis began its 182nd year with an Opening Service this morning in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Due to social distancing measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, in-person attendance was limited, but the service was […]

Seminary begins 182nd academic year Aug. 28

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will begin its 182nd year with an Opening Service at 10 a.m. CDT Aug. 28 in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Due to social distancing measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, in-person attendance will be limited to service participants; new students, their spouses and children; faculty and […]

2020-21 Lay Bible Institute series announced

Dates have been set for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ 2020-21 Lay Bible Institute series. The institute offers ongoing study of the Bible and how it relates to today’s life and events. Each one-day workshop is hosted on campus and led by a Concordia Seminary faculty member. “We are thrilled to introduce all three of our […]

Penhallegon joins Seminary faculty

Dr. Philip Penhallegon joined the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty as professor of Exegetical Theology July 1. Penhallegon is a respected scholar in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) with special expertise on the books of Esther and Nehemiah.   He joined the Seminary from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich. (CUAA), where he taught biblical languages and Bible content. He will be […]

President Emeritus Meyer honored with festschrift

Festivities may be canceled due to COVID-19, but that didn’t stop faculty, staff and friends from honoring – and completely surprising – President Emeritus Dr. Dale A. Meyer. In recognition of his contributions to the church and his recent retirement from service as Concordia Seminary’s 10th president, a festschrift, or honorary volume of essays titled […]

‘Vocatio’ high school recruitment event set for Aug. 2–4

High school students considering a future in ministry are invited to participate in Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ virtual Vocatio event Aug. 2–4, 2020. The event is usually held on campus but has been moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic. During the event, students will explore God’s calling and direction through Bible study and thoughtful conversation about vocation. […]

‘Next Steps’ online event set for July 11

Prospective students and their families are invited to learn more about Concordia Seminary, St. Louis during the Next Steps visitation event, set for 2–4 p.m. (CDT) Saturday, July 11. Due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be held online. Designed for prospective pastoral and diaconal students who are married or who are engaged and will be […]

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. […]