Annual Giving

Concordia Seminary is renowned for its outstanding advanced theological education programs. Your annual, unrestricted gifts bolster this excellence and serve to keep the Seminary strong in its mission. Annual unrestricted gifts are used where needed most among key areas of campus operations.

Support for recruitment

Your annual unrestricted gift serves to strengthen the Seminary’s ability to recruit and prepare our students – the next generation of church leaders. The Seminary’s guaranteed tuition financial aid policy helps to remove a hurdle that could keep students from answering the call to ministry, namely, the ability to afford a seminary education. It is only through your ongoing partnership that this valuable benefit is available for today’s students and those to come.

Support for faculty

Your annual unrestricted gift serves to ensure the Seminary will continue to attract and support a world-class faculty. Our faculty members, all of whom are ordained for pastoral ministry in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, are known and respected throughout the church and the world for their biblical and confessional scholarship and experience in applying the truth of God's Word to daily life. Their exemplary leadership in a wide variety of ministry contexts contributes to the rich educational and spiritual formation experience for each and every one of our students across all programs.

Support for facilities and grounds

Your annual unrestricted gift is used to help maintain the Seminary’s architecturally significant buildings – our classrooms and chapels, faculty and staff offices, student dormitories and apartments, and meeting spaces – and our beautiful, park-like grounds. Our 72-acre campus – a welcoming oasis amid the bustle of the surrounding Clayton, Mo., community – is home to a number of faculty who reside in the historic houses on campus as well as our residential students and their families. The trees and plantings, the fields and gardens all are testament to the glory of God’s creation.

Support for campus life

Your annual unrestricted gift supports a robust mix of extracurricular activities for students and their families. Offerings include opportunities to perform in choirs and ensembles, join athletic teams, lead Bible studies and participate in student government – all wonderful ways to join together in Christian fellowship. Concordia Seminary’s rich tradition of community involvement enhances students’ classroom and field education experiences, while preparing them for future ministry success.


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