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Discerning God’s Will

In the quest to discern God’s will, Christians often experience anxiety and uncertainty. Luther’s distinguishes God’s hidden will, known only when it comes to pass, from His revealed will which is found in Scripture. Rather than relying on subjective feelings or signs, certainty lies in aligning with God’s revealed will. Trusting in God’s sovereignty, we walk by faith and freedom, knowing that even our mistakes cannot thwart His purposes.

Faculty Spotlight

Get to know Andrew Weisner. The Rev. Dr. Andrew Weisner, a distinguished pastor and theologian, brings a wealth of experience to his role as a professor at the North American Lutheran Seminary. With a background in church history and theology, he teaches the profound connection between worship and our Christian heritage. Rooted in love for God and neighbor, his teachings emphasize unity with the triune God as our ultimate vocation.

Program Highlight

Ordination Under Special Circumstances (OUSC) recognizes the unique situations faced by congregations, ministries, and individuals seeking to serve them. It goes beyond a mere program, aiming to support and fulfill the vision of churches in need. Learn about how OUSC served Pastor Syner and Desert Springs Lutheran Church in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Vocation Bible Study

The Christian vocation encompasses repentance, obedience, holiness, and active participation in the worship of God. Paul’s teachings in Ephesians highlighted the calling to hope and unity, reinforcing the Church’s commitment to fulfill its collective vocation in an ever-promising future.

NALS Calls New Full-time Faculty Member and Adds Gordon-Conwell to Its Network

NALS Welcomes The Rev. Dr. Nathan Yoder and Gordon-Conwell to Its Network

The North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS) has announced the call of Rev. Dr. Nathan Howard Yoder as a full-time faculty member and director of the Lutheran Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Charlotte campus. This partnership will extend the NALS network to the southeastern United States, providing opportunities for regional theological and pastoral formation across the entire North American Lutheran Church (NALC). Yoder, a gifted theologian, has previously served as an adjunct faculty member for NALS and will continue to serve as pastor of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in North Carolina. This unique partnership will be the first network school, besides the Seminary Center at Trinity School for Ministry, to have a full-time faculty member serving and teaching.

Celebrating Lutheran Week

Lutheran Week Recap

Relive the highlights of this Spring’s North American Lutheran Seminary’s Lutheran Week at Trinity School for Ministry. Featuring guest speakers, panel discussions, and powerful presentations on topics ranging from rural ministry to the sanctity of human life, this event showcased the seminary’s commitment to forming pastors and leaders for faithful ministry. Discover the insights of renowned Lutheran theologian Bo Giertz and gain a deeper understanding of the role of Word and Sacrament in the Church’s life and mission.

Discernment Column

Listen, God is Calling; The Rev. Jeff Morlock

Martin Luther taught us that God claims each of us in Holy Baptism and gives us a life mission that will bless others and contribute to human flourishing. To recognize our baptismal calling is what we mean by vocational discernment. It’s a process of listening to the Spirit of God through the Word of Scripture and the community of the church. Specifically, God calls some people as ordained ministers, and it is this vocation that is in urgent demand right now in the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).