Category Archives: News, Essays & Sermons

Register for the 2024 June InterTerm

2024 InterTerm Registration

We are thrilled to invite you to register for our upcoming NALS InterTerm course, “Word and Sacrament Mission in a Post-Christian World.” Led by the Rev. Canon Dr. Dan Alger, this course promises to explore the challenges and opportunities of mission in today’s rapidly changing cultural landscape. Whether you’re a seminary student, pastor, or church leader, don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to gain insights and practical strategies for effective ministry.

Celebrating Lutheran Chapel Week – Spring 2024

Celebrating Lutheran Chapel Week

Celebrate with us the Spring 2024 Lutheran Chapel Week at TSM, where academic excellence intertwines with spiritual formation in a nurturing environment. Explore scenes from the week and learn about what happened as the NALS continues to form pastors and leaders for the North American Lutheran Church.

Dr. David Luy Speaking at Pro-Ecclesia

Dr. Luy Speaking at Pro-Ecclesia

We are delighted to announce that Dr. David Luy, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS), will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Pro-Ecclesia conference in June. The conference theme, “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic? Championing the Marks of the Church in an Age of Polarization and Ecclesial Confusion,” addresses pressing issues facing clergy and laity in today’s ecclesiastical landscape.

Common Roots: Ancient Evangelical Future Conference

TSM Common Roots Conference

Check out the Common Roots Conference by Trinity School for Ministry (TSM). Join us June 6–7, 2024, as we explore the profound value of time in shaping our Christian journey. Registration opens March 25th. Embrace the opportunity to view time not as an enemy, but as an ally in our quest for spiritual formation.

2024 June InterTerm

2024 June InterTerm

Join us from June 10th to June 14th for an enriching exploration of “Word and Sacrament Mission in a Post-Christian World” on the campus of Trinity School for Ministry (TSM) in Ambridge, PA. Led by the Rev. Canon Dr. Dan Alger, this transformative course will delve deep into the challenges and opportunities of spreading the Gospel in today’s rapidly changing landscape. Don’t miss this chance to deepen your understanding of what it means to be Mission Driven and connect with fellow NALS students and NALC pastors.

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).