Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

The purpose of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is to offer theological training that prepares men to enter the pastoral ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod or of churches within its confessional fellowship . The seminary also endeavors in various ways to offer opportunity for theological and professional growth to called workers who already are serving in the ministry of its confessional fellowship.

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Legacy Society dinner

The third annual Legacy Society dinner was held on Sunday, April 12. This dinner recognizes those who have made planned gifts to the seminary or remembered the seminary in their will.

President Paul Wendland spoke to the members about the importance of Jesus’ living hope, which can never perish, spoil, or fade—and how Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary prepares pastors to share that hope with others.

Retreats held

From April 7-9, Grow in Grace, through its Pastor Partners initiative, hosted celebration of ministry retreats in San Antonio, Texas. Held at key ministry milestone years, worship, Bible study, workshops, and presentations offer pastors and their wives the opportunity to build relationships with ministry peers, strengthen marriages, and provide encouragement. This year over 120 pastors and their wives from over the US and one pastor from East Asia attended.

Symposium on the pastor as teacher

“The Lord’s servant must be able to teach.” According to Paul and the Spirit, this is one of the qualifications for a Christian and Lutheran pastor. With these words in mind, the pastor teaches in many venues and among many people. He recognizes, however, that the challenges facing today’s pastoral teacher are many and varied. Identifying the challenges and overcoming them are critical in a society which values education on the one hand and is biblically illiterate on the other.

Wyatt Smith organ recital

Wyatt Smith, a 2009 graduate of Luther Preparatory School and presently a graduate student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale School of Music, will present an organ recital on April 22 at 7:00 p.m. The recital will be held in the campus chapel and played on the chapel’s 25 rank tracker action instrument built by the Martin Ott Pipe Organ Company of St. Louis in 1991.