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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Seminary to host Reformation Service on October 26

As the entire Christian world anticipates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is inviting members of the Southeastern Wisconsin District to gather for worship to remember the blessings of the Reformation. The festival service will be held in the Seminary Auditorium in Mequon on Sunday, October 26, at 3:30 p.m.

Symposium sermon

On Sept. 23, Pastor Daniel Bondow preached the sermon during the worship at the Symposium.

God Makes the Perfect Preacher
1. who speaks unashamedly
2. Who serves eagerly

Annual symposium takes a look at preaching

On Sept. 22-23, 400 pastors and students attended our annual symposium, which focused on preaching. From the time Jesus told his disciples to preach the good news until today—the sermon is where the pastor has consistently reached the largest number of people. Though the command to preach and essential content haven’t changed, the style has adapted through the centuries.

Alumni meeting held

The eighth annual meeting of WLS Alumni was held on Monday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. Prof. Em. Richard Balge was recognized as the oldest graduate present. In addition to the business of the meeting—reports and elections—President Paul Wendland offered a recap of the 150th anniversary celebration from the beginning of the seminary to his experience of meeting with thankful WELS members who support their seminary. He didn’t only look back, however. He also shared information about currents students and the training they receive to be the future shepherds of congregations.