Seminaries/Universities

LCMS Seminaries

Concordia Seminary – St. Louis, Missouri

801 Seminary Place

St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: (314) 505-7000

Website: www.csl.edu

 

Concordia Theological Seminary – Ft. Wayne, Indiana

6600 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Phone: (260) 452-2100

Website: www.ctsfw.edu

 

LCMS Universities

Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan

4090 Geddes Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Phone: (734) 995-7300

Website: www.cuaa.edu

 

Concordia University, Austin, Texas

3400 IH 35

North Austin, TX 78705

Phone: (512) 486-2000

Website: www.concordia.edu

Concordia University, Chicago, Illinois

7400 Augusta St.

River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Phone: (708)771-8300

Website: www.cuchicago.edu

 

Concordia University, Irvine, CA

1530 Concordia West

Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: (949)854-8002

Website: www.cui.edu

 

Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin

12800 N. Lake Shore Drive

Mequon, WI 53097

Phone: (888) 628-9472

Website: www.cuw.edu

 

Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota

275 North Syndicate Street

St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone: (800) 333-4705

Website: www.csp.edu

 

Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

800 N. Columbia Avenue

Seward, NE 68434

Phone: (800) 535-5994

Website: www.cune.edu

 

Specific Ministry Program (SMP)

The SMP program is designed for congregations who would not normally be able to call a pastor from either the seminary or another congregation, but who have identified someone within their own congregation whom they wish to receive the training necessary in order to serve as their pastor. This program involves a significant distance learning component combined with residence requirements at one of the church’s seminaries. For information regarding the SMP program at each seminary, please see the links below.

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO

Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN

Ethnic Immigrant Institute on Theology (EIIT) & Hispanic Institute of Theology

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, offers two opportunities for those serving in immigrant or Spanish-speaking congregations. For information about these programs please visit the seminary’s website.

EIIT Program

Center for Hispanic Studies

Deacon Training

The CNH District Deacon program is designed for congregations not able to call an ordained pastor to serve them. Deacons are elected from within the congregation and are licensed by the District President to serve in word and sacrament ministry under the supervision of a local ordained pastor. The Deacon license is a one year, renewable license. For more information, please contact Pres. Michael Lange at prescnh@cnh-lcms.org.

To register and find out more, please visit www.missiontrainingcenter.com/

Colloquy Program

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod offers a colloquy program for ordained clergy from other denominations that wish to join and become rostered in the LCMS. This program is also available for other church workers serving in ministry (DCE’s and teachers) but not rostered in the LCMS. For more information, please contact Pres. Michael Lange at prescnh@cnh-lcms.org.