At this past summer’s annual Convocation of the North American Lutheran Church, the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin announced her resignation from the post of seminary president and her transition to full-time faculty at the North American Lutheran Seminary. The NALS Board of Regents is accepting applications for the position of NALS president until March 7. For more information, please see Employment.
Message From The Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin, STS President, North American Lutheran Seminary
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
I am delighted to welcome you to the North American Lutheran Seminary. As the seminary of the North American Lutheran Church, we seek to provide an education for pastors and church leaders that is evangelical, orthodox and confessional, an education in which students are formed as faithful servants for ministry in Christ’s name.
We work in partnership with existing Christian seminaries, sharing resources so that our students receive a fully accredited seminary education. For seminarians who are discerning a call to ordained ministry within the NALC, we work hand in hand with the NALC Candidacy Committee, so that each pastoral candidate will be prepared to enter the Ministry of Word and Sacrament with obedience and joy, as a faithful disciple ready to disciple others.
Our Seminary Center is located at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Our programs contain both online and residential components. If you are discerning a call to ministry, I invite you to consider the North American Lutheran Seminary as the Christian community where you will be formed for faithful pastoral service, where each of you will be prepared to go and make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19-20).
If you care about the next generations of pastors and church leaders, I ask for your prayerful support. Pray, therefore, that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers into his harvest fields (Mt. 9:35-38).
If you are thankful for the pastoral care and church leadership that you have received from evangelical, orthodox, confessional Lutheran pastors in the course of your life, I invite you to offer your financial support as an act of thanksgiving and praise for the blessings that God has given you—for the rendering of this service not only supplies the wants of the saints but also overflows in many thanksgivings to God (2 Cor. 9-12). May God, Father, +Son, and Holy Spirit bless all who seek to do his will. The Rev. Dr. Amy C. Schifrin, STS President, North American Lutheran Seminary
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