New Students – Fall 2017

Orientation Week – Service, Learning, Exploring

Entering first-year students register for Orientation Week.


As part of Orientation Week, new students learn about on-campus and off-campus opportunities.

Meet and Greet for new students.



President Dale Meyer presents incoming student Jacob Smith with his Challenge Coin




Challenge Coin. A gift exclusively given to incoming residential ministry formation students.

Quincy, graduate of Concordia University Irvine and Mason, graduate of Concordia University Chicago, at the Meet and Greet




Formation for Ministry session during Orientation Week


Servant Event participants headed out to serve various not-for-profits in the Saint Louis Community.



Prayer for Those Traveling

Lord God, Your gracious presence attends Your people wherever they go.  Be with those whose lives are in transition as they move from a familiar home to a new community.  Support them in times of challenge or loneliness, and surround them with caring Christian people so that they may find welcome and peace in their new location and joy in Your ongoing kindness and love; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen  (LSB Altar Book)

Admissions Committee Meeting – Four New M.Div. Students for 2018

The Admissions Committee of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis met on Monday, August 14.  At that meeting, four new Master of Divinity (M.Div.) applicants were considered and were admitted for Fall 2018.  “August is always a wonderful month as we begin considering applicants for the next year,” said Rev. Bill Wrede, Director of Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions.  “Early applicants are ahead of even the earliest of deadlines and are eligible for the highest level of scholarships.  Not only that, many will return to finish their undergraduate degree this fall with this part of the process behind them.”  We continue to pray for those who are have applied and those who are still discerning God’s will for their vocation.

Servant Event Group Leader Orientation

On Wednesday during Orientation Week, students, faculty, and staff will head out to various parts of the Saint Louis area to provide four hours of service.  Rev. Bill Wrede, Director of Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to serve our community, get to know the Saint Louis area, and become acquainted with their new classmates, faculty, and staff.”  This is the Seminary’s fifth year serving with Gateway Greening, Compass Schools, Center for New Americans, and other agencies.


Group Leaders learning about their site and service opportunities

Dean of Ministerial Formation, Dr. Tim Saleska, briefs the leaders.

Servant Event Group Leader Bags Stocked and Ready to Go


Come Visit, Learn, Explore, and Reflect

Have you ever been to our campus for a personal visit?  Whether it would work better for you to come at a time you choose or for one of our scheduled events, we would love to host you here in Saint Louis.  Individual visits are tailored to your needs.  Each visit generally includes worship in chapel, attending a class or two, meeting with your Admissions Officer, learning about housing and financial aid, and touring campus.  We also provide lodging free of charge.  Click on the link to explore more of the details.

Solar Eclipse – August 21 – A Bible Study

Saint Louis and our campus look to be marvelously located for viewing the solar eclipse.  Dr. Charles Arand, Professor of Systematic Theology, has written a Bible study for individuals or groups to use called The Great American Eclipse and Our Creaturely Sense of Wonder.  You may access the study at no charge by clicking on the link.

Incoming/Returning Students – Scholarship Deadline

The Munderloh Foundation provides scholarship grants to seminary students annually.  These scholarships are generous and renewable for your entire seminary career (excluding Vicarage).  This scholarship is easy to apply for and will more than cover the average of $2,400 in scholarship funds annually that you are expected to apply for.  Continue reading