Pastoral Education

Pastoral Education – May 2015

The essentials of pastoral formation remain the same throughout the ages: Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio (prayer, meditation, spiritual affliction and trial).

Pastoral Education – November 2014

Our two LCMS seminaries, Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, begin the process of pastoral formation through their Master of Divinity (M.Div.) programs, the most typical route to the Office of the Holy Ministry.

Pastoral Education – June 2014

This issue of Pastoral Education highlights newly instituted changes in the Doctor of Ministry programs at both Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) seminaries. This a wonderful time for parish pastors to investigate the possibility of pursuing a D.Min. degree.

Pastoral Education – January 2014

In this issue, you are provided information about the Global Seminary Initiative (GSI) of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the positive impact this program has on its students and the world.

Pastoral Education – November 2013

This issue of Pastoral Education explores life in our seminary communities through the fresh eyes of new students and their families.

Pastoral Education – September 2013

This issue of Pastoral Education highlights two types of individuals who play a critical role in the pastoral-formation process for many future pastors: Concordia University System (CUS) school pre-seminary program directors and LCMS campus pastors.

Pastoral Education – June 2013

This issue of Pastoral Education highlights some of the continuing education opportunities available through Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Communication Efforts Get the Word Out to the World

God’s call to His church to preach the Word, to be prepared in season and out, to teach the Word to all ages and in all places, is what drives the efforts of LCMS Communications.