Archive for August, 2010

Big Month September

August 31, 2010

Unless you have been hiding under a LCMS rock the past couple of months, everyone has their calendar marked to either attend, watch, or listen to the Installation Service for President-Elect Matt Harrison. This will be a service of epic proportions. One like Concordia Seminary has ever seen before.

Possibly lost in all the excitement coming down the pipes is the start of the 172nd Academic Year. The opening service isn’t on Sunday following last years format, but this coming Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Three staff members will be installed into their prospective positions. Yet, while that is exciting there is still even more to be excited about.

Processing for first time in years together will be incoming M.Div., Alternate Route, Deaconess, SMP, EIIT, DIT, and CHS students. What an imposing display as each of these men and women march (not walk) into the chapel to begin their formation in the ministry. Why not walk? I used the word march to provoke the imagery of war. The devil will take not to this new army heading into formation. He will try to deter them from God’s ministry.

I myself am only a year removed from marching with my classmates into the chapel to begin our formation. There is no feeling like hear the voices of brothers and sisters there to support you not only in this service, but the next step of our journey. It boosted our strength after 3 full days of orientation. I personally, think it would be great for these men and women to march into the chapel packed with brothers and sisters in Christ. It couldn’t hurt to see some support from some higher ups at the International Center as well. Keep in mind these men and women represent the next wave of church workers from Saint Louis. Understand, while I am speaking of CSL specifically, my feelings cover both seminaries as a whole. When ever possible make every attempt to pray for and visibly support these men and women.

So, with that said… Hopefully, I have passed on this information with enough time for you to take time to attend the Opening Service for the 172nd Academic Year at Concordia Seminary. I hope to see you as these men and women begin their next steps in the ministry.

http://www.csl.edu/2010/08/concordia-seminary-to-begin-172nd-academic-year/

What does a Seminarian do after completing his 1st year?

August 13, 2010

1. Complete his Confessions II Exam

2. Complete Biblical Hermeneutics Take Home Exam

3. Meet cheerful supporters of the formation process while experience the sites of Empire, MI

4. Visit Adopt A Student Church in Glen Arbor, MI

5. Swim and play in Lake Michigan

6. Visit friends in Canton, MI

7. Visit family in Cleveland

8. Read Jonathan Udo Ekong – The Log-Bell Ringer

9. Read the Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel

10. Pickup of books from the Board for Black Ministry at the International Center

11. Worship at our home congregation.

12. Possibly visit another congregation to see more friends

13. Travel back to St. Louis to get ready for the new year.

14. Write book review for Around the Tower and Lessons Learned articles.

15. Help cheer on and celebrate the rite of passage of the Summer Greek 2010 class.

Items 1-12 all happen in a 9 day span except for reading which will happen over the course of the entire break.

Still 3 more weeks to figure out what to do…

Logos Seminary Scholarship Time

August 5, 2010

Logos Bible Software is now accepting applications for its quarterly seminary scholarship. On August 10, 2010, we will award one applicant a $1,000.00 tuition scholarship and a copy of Scholar’s Library.

To apply, simply click the “apply now” button below. You will be asked to watch a brief video demonstrating Logos Bible Software and then directed to the application page. The entire application process will take less than 15 minutes.

http://www.seminaryscholarship.com/

—–More from Logos—-

Also, I wanted to remind you that our program is much different from other scholarships. With most scholarships, you typically don’t want to tell your friends about it because the more applicants there are, the less chance you have of winning. With our Seminary Scholarship, the exact opposite is true. The more of your friends that apply, the greater chance you have of being awarded the scholarship!
If you refer someone to our scholarship and they indicate that you referred them, and they win the scholarship, then we’ll give you a scholarship too! You could both get a $1,000.00 tuition scholarship and a copy of the Logos Scholar’s Library (www.logos.com/scholars).
There are lots of ways for you to get the word out. You could post a link to http://www.SeminaryScholarship.com on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog. You could even send your friends an email or give them a call. The most important thing is that you remind them to put your name in the “other” section of the “How’d you hear about the scholarship?” That way we can make sure you get a scholarship too, if they win.
So what are you waiting for? I’m sure it would feel great if you won the scholarship. But wouldn’t it feel better if you helped someone else win it too?
May God bless you in your seminary pursuits,
Adam Navarrete | Scholarship Manager
Logos Bible Software
1313 Commercial Street, Bellingham WA 98225

Also, I wanted to remind you that our program is much different from other scholarships. With most scholarships, you typically don’t want to tell your friends about it because the more applicants there are, the less chance you have of winning. With our Seminary Scholarship, the exact opposite is true. The more of your friends that apply, the greater chance you have of being awarded the scholarship!
If you refer someone to our scholarship and they indicate that you referred them, and they win the scholarship, then we’ll give you a scholarship too! You could both get a $1,000.00 tuition scholarship and a copy of the Logos Scholar’s Library (www.logos.com/scholars).
There are lots of ways for you to get the word out. You could post a link to http://www.SeminaryScholarship.com on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog. You could even send your friends an email or give them a call. The most important thing is that you remind them to put your name in the “other” section of the “How’d you hear about the scholarship?” That way we can make sure you get a scholarship too, if they win.
So what are you waiting for? I’m sure it would feel great if you won the scholarship. But wouldn’t it feel better if you helped someone else win it too?
May God bless you in your seminary pursuits,

Adam Navarrete | Scholarship ManagerLogos Bible Software1313 Commercial Street, Bellingham WA 98225


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