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Current Access to CLS

Outside of our core faculty and staff, we ask all others toemail or call for an appointment before coming to the seminary. We will then enforce these guidelines from the Alberta Health site:
Should students/parents/guardians wish to access a school facility, they must follow these guidelines: Anyone sick with respiratory symptoms (even if symptoms resemble a very mild cold) should not be allowed to enter.Staff should be actively asking those who enter if they are having any respiratory symptoms, which would include (but not limited to) fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.Hand washing must take place when entering and exiting the school. This may be done by either using soap and water (for a minimum of 20 seconds) or by using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.Less than 50 people should occupy a single space (e.g. classroom, hallway, and gymnasium) at a single time.The principles of social distancing should apply. A minimum distance of two meters must be maintained between individuals.
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COVID-19 update

Dear Friends in Christ. As of 5:30 Sunday evening, March 15, 2020, Alberta Health has updated and refined some of its citizen protections. One of them is that even though post-secondary campuses will remain open, students are prohibited from attending in person. We are prepared to deliver our classes online, as much as possible, though with some adaptations. For more information, seehttps://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16997.aspx We want to comply with our public health officials in love for God that is also demonstrated by love for the neighbour. Overall, our goal is good health for each of us and our families, and a long and healthy future for our whole Church. We pray that God might be able to use this to strengthen witness to Christ and faith, hope, and trust in God. Again, there will be no classes, chapel services, or student gatherings held on the CLS campus until further notice. We will keep you posted about how this will impact the remainder of the academic year, …

At the Seminary

We appreciate your prayers, partnership, and financial support for all the ways Concordia Lutheran Seminary works to form servants for Jesus' sake.
This winter's Short Term World Religions course had 4 students and Dr. Gimbel traveling to Thailand and Cambodia. It was a life-changing experience for them. We recently hosted the Concordia Lutheran Mission Society for one of their meetings. It was an opportunity for our students to meet with them, learn more about what they do, and to find ways to support each other. The CLS and CLTS Board of Regents will be meeting jointly February 4 and 5 at CLS.  The Ministerial Programme Committee will meet together and with students February 6 and 7. Our annual Timothy Lecture is scheduled for February 27 featuring Rev. Dr. Steven Harold. Pre-placement interviews will be unfolding for each of our students and, if married, his spouse (for both vicarage and first calls) in future weeks. The Final Overarching Exams (FOEs) will also involve our f…

Quest is coming!

The Lutheran Liturgy: how and why we worship as we do Mark your calendar and plan to attend.
January 28, February 4, 11, and 18, 20207:00-9:00 p.m. Mountain Time

January 28 First things: What is the Liturgy? And Preparing to Enter God’s Presence This week we will look at the basics of liturgy and the first part of the Divine Service: the Service of Preparation which includes the Invocation as well as Confession and Absolution.

February 4 The Service of the Word part 1: Preparing to Hear from God This week we will look at the first part of the Service of the Word. This will focus on the dialogue between us and God as we enter into His presence and bring our first prayers to God.

February 11 The Service of the Word part 2: God Speaks to Us and We Respond This week we look at the climax of the Service of the Word, namely God’s speaking to us in the Scripture readings and sermon, as well as then how we respond to God’s Word in prayer and with our offerings.

February 18 …

Second Career Exploration - November 23 at CLS

Sometimes God nudges people toward ministry in their youth as a first professional vocation. Other times, life may take different turns early, and people respond to God's ministry nudge after working in some other career or profession first. Either way, Concordia Lutheran Seminary exists to prepare men for Lutheran pastoral ministry and men or women for diaconal Lutheran ministry in Canada.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the ministry and the seminary, whether as a first or second career, please consider joining us November 23, 2019, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., on our Edmonton seminary campus for an exploration of what seminary training for ministry could mean for you.

The exploration event starts at 10 a.m. when we will get acquainted over coffee. It will include a tour of the building, a student panel talking about their seminary experience, spending time in a brief seminary "class," hearing basic information about the seminary, and have time for Q&a…

Quest - Fall 2019; updated

“Lutheran Distinctives”

You can still participate!
What is unique about being Lutheran? How does Lutheranism contribute to the greater Church? Why is Lutheran identity important today?
This fall’s Quest course at Concordia Lutheran Seminary explores “Lutheran Distinctives.” It is taught by Academic Dean, Dr. Stephen Chambers. All four evening sessions focus on Lutheran theological tradition that gives us a very special, irreplaceable role within the body of Christ.
Tuesday, 8 October:The Theology of the Cross: How God both hides himself and reveals himself.”
          Now recorded and available online. Use the link below.
Tuesday, 15 October:Two Kinds of Righteousness: Discerning God’s work and our work in our lives.”
Tuesday, 22 October:Two Kingdoms: How God works in both the church and the world.”
Tuesday, 29 October:Together Under the Cross: How we live in the means of grace.”
Quest runs from 7:00-9:00 PM MDT. Quest classes are free, at the seminary or online at https://www.youtube.…

2019 Field Education Assignments

An important part of our curriculum is the practical component of contextual education that happens in the Field Education parish for the pre-vicarage years (and then a full year of contextual vicarage). The Field Education parish-pastor-student pairings were announced during the chapel service on September 10. Seminarian Kyle Eddy was assigned to Concordia Lutheran, Edmonton (Mill Woods), working with Pastor Mark Hennig, and Seminarian Josh Timm, was assigned to Bethlehem Lutheran, Edmonton, working with Pastor Scott Lyons. We thank God for the pastors and congregations who partner with us on this labour of love.