Contemplate Spring 2018

In March, sixteen people came to campus for a visit, to learn more about vocations in the Church, and to contemplate God’s will for them.  We pray your time here was a blessing and that we’ll see you again soon.  In addition to presentations, visiting classes, a student panel, and a campus tour, the group visited the Saint Louis Basilica Cathedral, the tomb of C.F.W. Walther, and other Saint Louis sites.

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “God is in the Manger”

Who among us will celebrate Christmas correctly?
Whoever finally lays down all power, all honor, all reputation,
all vanity, all arrogance, all individualism beside the manger;
whoever remains lowly and lets God alone be high;
whoever looks at the child in the manger and sees
the glory of God precisely in his lowliness.”

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is in the Manger

Convocation – Updates from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis – Wednesday 10.25.17

All Are Invited! Financial Aid and other updates.

Please plan to attend, or view at, a convocation TOMORROW (October 25) to hear exciting news and updates from the recent Board of Regents meeting. The convocation will be 10:30 a.m. (Central Time) in Werner Auditorium and will be broadcast live.

Information shared will include updates from the recent meeting of the Board of Regents. Of special interest to prospective and incoming students will be information about financial aid.


Pastor Wrede


Recruitment Travel – Texas


Rev. Scott Holder, Admissions Officer

Texas Itinerary – October 23-26, 2017

Please call Rev. Holder at 314.505.7225 or email him at to make an appointment.

Monday, October 23

Crown of Life Lutheran

19291 Stone Oak Parkway

San Antonio, TX  78258


3:00 – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 24

Concordia University Texas

11400 Concordia University Dr.

Austin, TX  78726


3:00-7:00 pm 

Wednesday, October 25

St. Paul Lutheran Church

1301 Hogan Lane

Waco, TX  76705


8:00 am – 12:00 pm 

University Lutheran Chapel

315 College Main

College Station, TX 77840


3:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday, October 26

Pastor Holder is available in the

San Antonio  area in the morning.

Please call/text 314.502.1479 or email for an appointment.

Cross Lutheran Church

2171 Common Street

New Braunfels, TX  78130


3:00-8:00 pm



Specific Ministry Pastor Application Deadline

The application deadline for the spring 2018 cohort of the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program is October 31, 2017. Your application and all supporting documents must be received by the Admissions Office from your district by October 31.  Applications received after October 31 will be considered for the fall 2018 cohort.  Entry-Level Competency Exams (ELCE) must be passed by November 30, 2017 for the spring 2018 cohort.  For additional information about the SMP program, go to or contact your district office