Welcome to Concordia Theological Seminary

Concordia Theological Seminary is a vibrant community of students, staff, and faculty dedicated to teaching the faithful, reaching the lost, and caring for all.  Since it’s founding in 1846, CTS, as an educational institution of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, has served God’s people by preparing men for the holy ministry, and more recently in preparing women to serve as deaconesses.

Men and women are taught by a distinguished faculty dedicated to equipping students to serve effectively in an ever-changing world.  In addition to teaching in the classroom our faculty travels throughout the world, bringing God’s word to people on every continent.  In like manner, CTS students learn not only in the classroom, but also “learn by doing” in congregations and the mission field.  This mission field reaches across the United States to Madagascar, Latvia, South Africa and beyond.

CTS also serves as a first-rate resource for laypeople.  From confirmation retreats to Christ Academy to Good Shepherd Institute, people of all ages will find an opportunity to expand their horizons on our campus.