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New Classes Welcomed To Seminary At Opening Service

September 21, 2012

NEW CLASSES WELCOMED TO SEMINARY AT OPENING SERVICE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 20, 2012

 

ST. LOUIS—On Friday, Aug. 31, at 11:00 a.m., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, began its 174th academic year with a special worship service in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, served as preacher.

 

The incoming class is comprised of 122 students, including all those newly enrolled in residential and distance programs: 80 residential M.Div. students; eight residential alternate route students; three deaconess students; seven EIIT (Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology) students; 21 SMP (Specific Ministry Pastor Program) students; and three exchange students. In addition, Concordia Seminary’s Graduate School has 13 new students: three M.A. (Master of Arts) students; three Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) students, and seven S.T.M. (Master of Sacred Theology) students.

 

The 21 new SMP students received vicarage assignments during the Opening Service as well.

 

In addition, two new staff members were installed: Mr. Philip Ebeling as executive director of communications, and Rev. Wayne Knolhoff as director of placement and alumni relations.

 

Three current faculty members and one current staff member were installed in new positions: Dr. Charles Arand as director of the Center for the Care of Creation; Dr. Victor Raj as occupant of the Buehner-Duesenberg Chair in Missions; Dr. Jeffrey Kloha as director of the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts; and Rev. Jeffrey Thormodson as director of the MissionShift Institute.

 

For more information, please contact communications@csl.edu or call 314-505-7379.

 

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Pre-Lenten Workshop Offered at Concordia Seminary

November 18, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2011

ST. LOUIS—Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will offer a one-day pre-Lenten workshop for pastors on Friday, January 20, 2012 called “Seeing is Not Believing: The Passion Story in Mark.”

Those following the three-year lectionary will hear Mark’s unique voice this year. Mid-week Lenten services offer the opportunity to contemplate Mark’s account of Christ’s passion, which is not part of the Sunday lectionary cycle.

Pastors will gather from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Presidents’ Room on the Seminary campus. The morning will focus on an overview of Mark and exegesis of Mark’s passion and resurrection account, led by Dr. James Voelz. Following lunch (included in registration fee), weekly service themes will be explained by Seminary professors Drs. Voelz, Jeffrey Gibbs, Joel Biermann, Charles Arand, and Kent Burreson. Included in the service themes will be Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Resurrection of Our Lord.

Registration cost is $50, including all materials and lunch. A registration form can be found at http://www.csl.edu under Continuing Education. For questions, call 314-505-7486 or email ce@csl.edu.

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