Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pastors looking for Continuing Education?

Caring for People with Addictions with Rev. Dr. Marv Ziprick
Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Friday, Sept. 18
8:30am - 12:30pm at Concordia Lutheran Seminary
Open Studies students welcome, enrolment is limited to 7 Open Studies students.
Tuition and fees: $875
A further option for LCC churchworkers is to audit the course for $100.
Those wishing to receive full credit for the course pay the regular fee, however, a grant is available to cover up to half of the cost for LCC churchworkers.
Contact the Registrar, Jeff Nachtigall (registrar@concordiasem.ab.ca) for more info.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Call Accepted

We joyfully announce that Dr. John Hellwege has accepted the call to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia Lutheran Seminary. Dr. Hellwege intends to begin teaching in Semester 1 this Fall.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sacred Convocation Program and Webcast

Follow this link for the 31st Sacred Convocation Program and link to the live webcast: http://www.concordiasem.ab.ca/about/SacredConvocation2015.php

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CLS Alumni Servant-Leaders

CLS thanks God for the recent election into District service of eight alumni who were elected to Boards of both Central and Alberta-British Columbia Districts this Spring.

Central District
VP - Thunder Bay Region: Rev. David Haberstock (CLS '04)
VP - Saskatoon Region: Rev. James Vosper (CLS '04)
VP - Yorkton Region: Rev. Arron Gust (CLS '01)
ABC District
1st VP: Rev. Roland Kubke (CLS '88)
2nd VP: Rev. Fraser Coltman (CLS '94)
3rd VP: Rev. Darren Siegle (CLS '92)
Clergy Representative: Rev. Mark Hennig (CLS '03)
Clergy Representative: Rev. James Paulgaard (CLS '03)

We thank God for you and uphold you in our prayers -- along with all of our graduates and all pastors across LCC who faithfully serve Christ.

Concordia Lutheran Seminary exists to train and certify pastoral leaders for the Lutheran church in Canada, and continues in its mission to form servants for Jesus' sake.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sacred Convocation - May 29

CLS celebrates the completion of its 31st Academic Year, Friday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. MDT in the Robert Tegler Student Centre, Concordia University of Edmonton. You are warmly invited to join us for this Sacred Convocation.

Students Aaron Astley, Cody Cooper, Scott Gamble, and Eric Moffett will have successfully completed their coursework and will be awarded their M.Div degree.  These four students also stand ready to be assigned their first pastoral call at this service as “servants for Jesus’ sake.”  An honourary “Faith in Life” award will be granted to Mrs. Deanna (Laverne) Hautz recognizing her efforts to spearhead a stronger identity and relationship with ministry wives in the LCC, Alberta-British Columbia District. At the same service, three deacons, trained in the DPS program at Concordia University College of Alberta, will be recognized in preparation for their placement into service within LCC.  Rev. Nolan Astley will be the preacher for the service. We warmly welcome you to join us in person or via webcast as we celebrate God’s gifts to this Seminary and His Church together throughout this past academic year.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Campus News

Concordia University of Edmonton is the new and official name of Concordia University College of Alberta, our neighbours across the street. We celebrate that designation change with them.
We also thank God for our partnership with them even as we say farewell to four professors who have spent the past nine months housed in our building: Rev. Dr. Jonathan Strand, Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson, Rev. Dr. John Maxfield, and Dr. (Cand) Jenn Shack.  It has been a blessing to have you in our midst; we wish you God's richest blessings as you return to the CUE offices (with space made possible by the University of Lethbridge moving off the CUE campus). You survived the fire and displacements with us, reminding us all of our transience in this world.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Saturday @ the Sem = April 11

Who goes to seminary?
What are the prerequisites?
Is seminary right for me?
How much financial aid can I expect?
Am I too old?
Have I been out of school for too long?
Am I too young?
Do I have to take Hebrew and Greek?

...for answers to these and other questions plan to attend
Saturday @ the Sem: Info Day & Free Lunch
April 11th, 2015 @ 1pm
RSVP to 780-474-1468 ext 227 or

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Looking for a Summer Vicar?

SUMMER VICARAGE is an opportunity for a congregation to receive help with congregational or other ministry projects from a seminarian on summer break.
Seminarians are licensed to preach (with manuscript supervision) and conduct worship (but not consecrate the elements in Holy Communion or do any "Official Acts" like Baptisms, weddings, and funerals). Summer vicars generally lead worship and preach, teach Bible class, participate in Summer VBS, work in youth ministry, and are involved in congregational visitation. Some churches use a summer vicar for a special project or to test out a new or unique ministry. 
This program has a long history and rich tradition with the seminaries in LCC. A summer vicar can provide a congregation with some additional pastoral needs while a pastor is on sabbatical or having extended travel. Seminarians are not expected to do a summer vicarage, but since courses are not offered over the summer, most students seek a summer job.
A summer vicarage is in lieu of other employment, so a fair stipend, transportation, and housing is expected. A summer vicarage provides additional financial support to students while giving them experience and another aspect of formation as a pastor-in-training.
Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, has a few students who have expressed interest; please contact President Jim Gimbel for more information at jgimbel@concordiasem.ab.ca or 780-474-1468 x 224.
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