Take the first step on your journey
You’ve done a lot of thinking and praying. You’ve talked to your friends, your teachers, your pastors, your family — and they’ve all contributed in their own way to the decision you’re about to make.
But if you’re still on the fence, rest easy. Part of our application process is helping you discern whether or not seminary is right for you.
You may have questions about what this education will require. To help answer your questions, read through the Standards of Theological Education and Pastoral Formation for the NALS, as well as the Seminary and the Candidacy Process of the North American Lutheran Church by clicking the buttons below.
Please know, we are here to help you discern a call. The first step in that discernment is to apply for admission into the NALS Network. Your application will be prayerfully reviewed. After review, a small team will meet with you (most likely via Zoom) to pray with you and discuss your application. Again, our purpose is to help you discern where the Holy Spirit is calling you.
Standard Application Process
The application is simple and free! In general, you will be asked to complete the following:
- Letter of Recommendation from your Pastor
- Letter of Recommendation from Congregational Council
- Spiritual Autobiography
- Application Form
We recommend you complete these in order since you will submit your letters of recommendation and spiritual autobiography through the application form.