A Message from the President

Concordia Theological Seminary is one of God’s great gifts to the church, and it is the people—the Board, faculty, staff, and especially our students—whom God has gathered here who make it such a gift. As we step forward, we know there are challenges before us; we know there are changes that we will experience. But one thing never changes, and that is the grace of God in Jesus Christ for each and every one of us, who has called us by name in our Baptisms, set us apart to be His own, and given us the promise of everlasting life.

The Lord Jesus has given us our mission and promises to bless us as we lead people to know the only true God through Jesus Christ, whom He has sent, as the way, the truth, and the life. And so, we invite you to join us in new ventures in forming servants in Jesus Christ who
teach the faithful, reach the lost, and care for all.

Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr.
Concordia Theological Seminary


Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Concordia Theological Seminary remains true to its founding mission: to provide pastors and missionaries to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On the foundation of more than 160 years of service, Concordia Theological Seminary will continue to provide the light to the path of a darkened world needing to see their Savior. We will do this by:

  • Serving the Lutheran Church in the United States and around the world by preparing men and women for various vocations of service to Christ’s sheep. 
  • Attracting and retaining a distinguished faculty who form our future pastors and deaconesses. 
  • Maintaining and developing programs and services consistent with the Lutheran Confessions and responsive to the spiritual needs of our society.
  • Continuing to be good stewards of the gifts God has entrusted to us. 
  • Continuing to be theologically faithful as we serve Christ’s mission with excellence.