Monday, April 21, 2014

Dr. Kettner’s Retirement Celebration

Join us in celebrating Dr. Kettner’s retirement on May 29th, 2014.

Service of Celebration: 7:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

History Short Term - May 12-26

Dr. Richard Beinert of Winnipeg will be at CLS in May to teach a two week short term class, Apostolic Fathers through the 7th Ecumenical Council (HIS 110).
Dr. Beinert is an adjunct professor at CLS, and has been teaching very well-received short term history classes for several years. HIS 110 is open to Master of Divinity students and Open Studies students.
This is a regular 3 credit, masters-level course, but it can also be taken as an "audit" for a lower fee.
The seminary's Board of Regents recently approved a new policy allowing LCC rostered Churchworkers (Pastors and Deacons) to audit 3-credit courses for $100 ($25 per credit plus $25 registration fee). The regular audit fee is $100 per credit hour.
Send all inquiries to the Director of Admissions (admissions@concordiasem.ab.ca).

Friday, April 11, 2014

Special Honourees Recognized at CLS Sacred Convocation


On May 30, CLS will recognize two unique servant leaders.

The Rev. Hans-Jörg Voigt, International Lutheran Council Chairman and Bishop of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (SELK), is receiving the Doctor of Divinity degree, Honorus Causa.  This is based upon his reputation as a quiet, humble servant of Christ and courageous Christian leader and advocate for biblical values in a more open culture.  An honourary degree recognizes the significant contribution of a committed practitioner and brother in Christ. (See The Canadian Lutheran Online article www.canadianlutheran.ca/edmonton-seminary-to-honour-german-bishop/).
LCC servant leader Rev. Larry MacKay (Grace, Edmonton) will also be receiving the Doulos dia Iesoun award, reserved for “veterans of the cross”:  pastors with a minimum of 30 years of faithful and distinguished service in the ministry.  The name of this award is connected to the seminary’s motto, which is drawn from Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 4:5, “We do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake (heautous de doulous dia Iesoun).”  Fitting candidates for this award are pastors who, by long and selfless service to Christ and His people, exemplify the pastoral office.

We are thankful for the partnership with each of these pastors and our opportunity to provide encouragement and support through the bestowing of these awards.

All are invited to attend the 30th Academic Year Sacred Convocation on May 30th at 7:00 pm at the Tegler Centre, (Concordia University College of Alberta, 7128 Ada Blvd, Edmonton).  Along with the presentation of these two awards, three vicars, Cody Cooper; Keith Hoveland; and Eric Moffett,  will receive assignments and colloquy candidate, Rev. Alvin Oberhammer, will receive a Theological Diploma.

Monday, March 24, 2014

ATS Visits CLS

Accreditation is important for us at CLS. The four-member visitation team is on campus this week, interviewing faculty, staff, students, graduates, board members, field work supervisors … . Please pray that we will convey our mission capably, benefit from the input and feedback from the Association of Theological Seminaries, and be granted a lengthy accreditation cycle. Thank you for your prayers and support. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

CLS on YouTube

Find recorded video of public events and classes on YouTube. Concordia Lutheran Seminary's YouTube channel hosts archived convocations, Quest classes, and other public events : https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem/feed.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when new videos are posted.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Saturday @ the Sem - March 1st!

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: an Information Day & Pig Roast on Saturday, March 1st, 2014
  • Pre-lunch Foosball (all welcome) anytime after noon
  • Pig Roast in the parking lot (or downstairs) @ 1pm
  • Followed by tours, info session, & conversation with faculty & students
  • Closing service in the Chapel with President Gimbel
  • Dessert in the foyer @ 3pm

Please RSVP to Jeff at the Seminary
780-474-1468 or registrar@learngrowserve.ca

Please share this information with anyone who you would want to encourage to consider a seminary education.

Poster: http://www.concordiasem.ab.ca/enrolment/documents/SaturdayattheSemposter2014.pdf

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Next Quest Course starts February 4th

Rev. Lorne Manweiler's series of illustrated talks: A Man for our Times: Bach's Music and Theology for a New Millennium begins on Tuesday, February 4th. More info here: http://www.concordiasem.ab.ca/academics/quest.php

Monday, January 06, 2014

Do you have a heart for the Seminary? The Seminary Guild Needs You!

The Friends of the Seminary Guild invite you (both men and women) to direct the Guild’s activities on behalf of the students at their next meeting on January 20th at 1:00 pm. The Guild meets in the Eberhardt classroom in the basement of the Seminary.
 
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