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Faculty Focus: From student to professor

By Travis Scholl For Professor Peter Nafzger, joining the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2016 was like coming home in more ways than one. Not only did Professor Nafzger complete both his ministerial training and doctoral work at the Seminary (M.Div. 2004, Ph.D. 2009), but he was born, baptized, raised, educated and confirmed […]

Growing in the faith

By Melanie Ave “I love surrounding myself with people of great faith, which is exactly the people at these seminars. God uses them to strengthen my faith.” Solomon Conrad of St. Peters, Mo., was reading through his church’s newsletter several years ago when he noticed something that caught his eye: a notice about a Lay […]

Called to a lifelong adventure of learning

By Dr. Charles Arand The milestone 500th anniversary of the Reformation has just passed, but it provided a wonderful opportunity to give thanks to God for the theological treasures we have inherited. This special time of commemoration and reflection highlighted anew that Jesus is the foundation of our faith; the church stands and falls on […]

Call Day 2018 set for April 24

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis invites the public to share in the excitement of Call Day Tuesday, April 24, during two services in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on campus, 801 Seminary Place, Clayton, Mo. Concluding students will receive their pastoral and diaconal calls, and second-year students will receive their vicarage or internship assignments. Students […]

Gospel of Mark presentations scheduled in Missouri, Ohio

The dramatic presentation The Gospel of Mark will go on a tour of the Midwest this spring, with stops in Missouri and Ohio. Upcoming presentations include: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Mo. 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at St. John Lutheran Church in Dublin, Ohio 6:30 p.m. Saturday, […]

Rev. John Bush joins Seminary staff

Rev. John Bush joined Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in January as executive director of Seminary Support. In this role, Bush oversees a staff of 19 and directs fund development strategies including the major gifts and annual giving programs. Prior to joining the Seminary staff, Bush served as senior director of Donor Relations at Concordia University, Ann […]

‘Hoops for Hope’ benefits Ferguson’s Lutheran Hope Center

Concordia Seminary’s second annual “Hoops for Hope” Alumni Basketball Game raised $1,338 for the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, Mo. The game, held Feb. 9, featured a matchup between the Preachers basketball team and alumni players. The game marked the end of the Preachers’ 2017-18 basketball season. A special offering was collected during the game […]

Registration opens for Multiethnic Symposium

Registration is now open for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ annual Multiethnic Symposium, which is set for May 1-2 on campus. The symposium brings together missional leaders including pastors, congregational leaders and others from across The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The symposium explores what it means and what it will take to become a truly multiethnic […]

Concordia Seminary to host astrophysicist March 6

How does one reconcile being a scientist and a Christian? That will be the topic of discussion atConcordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Theological History of Science lecture series with Harvard University astrophysicist Dr. Paul Edmon at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Presidents Room on campus. Edmon’s lecture, “The Vocation of Scientist,” will address his […]

New financial aid policy begins in 2018-19 academic year

Zero. That is the amount students pursuing pastoral and diaconal ministry certification at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will pay for tuition beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. The Seminary’s new financial aid policy — made possible by the incredible generosity and support of Seminary donors — guarantees financial aid at least equal to the cost […]

Visitation events set for prospective students

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has scheduled a variety of on-campus visitation opportunities for prospective students, providing prospective students with valuable information about formation for pastoral and diaconal ministry. “People who attend an event on our campus, or come for a personal visit, frequently comment, ‘It’s one thing to hear about Concordia Seminary and all that […]


Laudamus choir spring 2018 tour dates set

Laudamus, a select choir of seminarians preparing for full-time service as pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will make four stops in California and in St. Louis as part of its spring tour. Under the direction of Dr. James Marriott, the Seminary’s Kreft Chair for Music Arts, the choir delights in proclaiming the Gospel […]