Thursday, June 16, 2016

Online Greek course - starting in September

Interested in learning Greek online during the evening?
Dr. Chambers will be teaching a one-year Greek class starting in September.
This is an ideal course for students preparing to enter the seminary, Pastors looking to refresh their translation skills, or anyone wanting to learn to read the New Testament in the original Greek.
Meet with your instructor and other students in weekly evening video conferences paired with online study materials.
Contact for more details.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

2016 Placements

Keith Hoveland, Edmonton, AB...Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Golden Spike, AB
Kristopher Scott Brayall, Fort McMurray, AB...Vicar, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Didsbury, AB
Kai Buck, Stony Plain, AB...Vicar, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Dryden, ON
Andrew McDonald, Edmonton, AB... Vicar, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winkler, MB
Will Rose, Brownsville, Oregon... Vicar, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Valleyview, AB
Kaitlin Schmitz, Warman, SK... Deacon, Faith Lutheran Church, Grande Prairie, AB

Sacred Convocation and Placement Service

Tonight's Sacred Convocation marks the end of the 32nd Academic Year at Concordia Lutheran Seminary. Watch the live event on our YouTube channel here at 7pm:

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Envision Yourself - a high school retreat

Do you know someone of high school age who would make a good Pastor?
CLS is hosting a weekend retreat for high school aged students to come and spend a couple of days envisioning what it would be like to train to be a Pastor in Lutheran Church Canada.
The retreat begins on Friday, May 13th in the early evening, and concludes after attending a local worship service on Sunday morning (May 15th).

The cost, which includes food and accommodations, is only $50, and CLS has also set aside some funding to help with travel for those who need it.

More information is included with the Registration Form, found here:
Envision Yourself - Registration Form (PDF)

Saturday @ the Sem

Are you thinking about applying to the Master of Divinity program in the next couple of years? Do you want to visit the seminary, talk with some of the faculty and students, meet a few others who are considering the same path, and enjoy lunch and fellowship?

Come to Saturday at the Sem. It's on April 16th, starting at noon.
More info here:

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pastor’s Tune Up: Relax, Refresh, Renew

CLS is hosting a PASTOR’S SABBATICAL WEEK on June 6-10 (program 7, 8, 9 with 6 and 10 for travel), held at the wonderful conference centre of The King’s University, 9125 – 50 Street, Edmonton, AB.

Programming includes morning and one afternoon speakers and interaction time. Schedule details will follow. Featured speakers include Dr. Reed Lessing, Dr. Colleen Hammermaster, Dr. Robert Bugbee, and Revs Darren Dressler & Mike Keith.

Other sectionals will be led by members of the faculty and local/participating clergy. Submit your proposals to Rev. Dr. Jim Gimbel, no later than April 1, 2016.

The cost of $375 covers the overhead at King’s. There is a $25 discount for alumni, and an additional $25 discount for those involved as Field Education or Vicarage Supervisors.

Housing will be in six bedroom apartment suites (Check out Accommodations), with meals at the chef-prepared conference meal centre.  Daily topics and sectionals will be at King's. Evening worship will be at CLS, where there will also be a variety of evening activities for clergy fellowship and rejuvenation.

Registration is limited to 50 so reserve your place immediately.  Registration discounts end April 1 and an additional $100 cost after April 15.

Registration Form (PDF)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Life in the Spirit: The Unique Strength of a Small Seminary

"Some people look at smaller schools and see only challenges, but I am grateful that our board, along with everyone on campus, sees so much more than the fiscal or legal challenges that we face. Instead, they recognize that a vibrant, caring seminary family is an effective place to form Christian servants as leaders who are prepared to go out into the church with knowledge, conviction, and compassion." -Professor Jonathan Kraemer
The most recent issue of In Trust Magazine features on article on the unique strength of a small seminary by Professor Jonathan Kraemer. Read it here.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Winter Distance Education

In Semester 2, Profess Emeritus Dr. Edward Kettner will teach SYS 110 God, Creation, and Anthropology as an online evening class from his home in Lenexa, Kansas.
This course is available to Open Studies students for credit or audit. Reduced tuition is available for spouses of seminary students and rostered LCC churchworkers.
Contact the Registrar for more details.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

CLS Seeks New Faculty Member

Concordia Lutheran Seminary seeks to call a full-time faculty member specializing in the Old Testament. Candidates meriting serious consideration will be ordained pastors of Lutheran Church-Canada or one of its partner-churches who possess significant parish experience, an earned terminal degree (Th.D or Ph.D), strong teaching and administrative capabilities, a positive and pastoral personality, and a commitment to excellence in pastoral formation and service to the Church.

The seminary envisions issuing a call in May 2016 for service at CLS beginning in August 2016. Nominations are sought by 31 Jan 2016. Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. James Gimbel, President (

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Considering a New Vocation?

Many pastors answer the call after careers in other fields. Machinists, farmers, business owners, teachers, military men; these are ways many seminarians would have described their vocation only months before walking through the seminary doors into the Master of Divinity program. Some serve in other fields for months or years, some for decades. What they have in common is a desire to serve and the encouragement from others of faith who have seen their gifts in action.

At CLS we know that many men have been considering this path and may be joining us in the next few years. If you have thought about making a transition from your current career to a career serving the church as a pastor, join this event for everyone in this stage of life, contemplating the impact of serving the church in a new career.

Exploring Pastoral Vocation (for 2nd Career Students)
Date: Saturday, October 24th
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm
      10:00 – welcome
      10:15 – Matins in the Chapel
      10:45 – Tour of the Seminary
      11:15 – Q&A panel with Dr. Gimbel & several 2nd career seminarians
      12:15 – Daily Prayer for Noon in the chapel
      12:30 – Lunch
Cost: FREE
How to attend: in person (7040 Ada Blvd, Edmonton) or online (
RSVP by Oct. 16 so we can mail you your participation package in time!
Contact Director of Admissions, Jeff Nachtigall, 780-474-1468 ext 227,

You can find this event on Facebook here:
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