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About Us

The North American Lutheran Seminary

Whether you’re interested in ordained ministry or simply want to get a better grasp of Lutheran theology, the NALS has a degree program for you. We are a close-knit community of students, faculty, and staff who worship together, break bread with one another, and support each other through the ups and downs of seminary education. We are orthodox, confessional, and evangelical—Christians from different backgrounds joining together to learn how to proclaim God’s Word and administer his Sacraments. At the NALS, you’ll receive an academically rigorous, biblically sound theological education. Your classes and conversations will prepare you to answer the hard questions without being afraid to answer them yourself. Is God calling you to ministry? Consider the NALS.

  • Founded in 2014, the NALS is the seminary of the North American Lutheran Church.
  • The NALS offers an MDiv, an MAR in Church History and Theology, a Diploma in Lutheran Studies, and a Certificate in Lutheran Studies.
  • In conjunction with Trinity School for Ministry and the NALC Candidacy Committee, the NALS offers robust scholarships that will keep students from accumulating large amounts of debt.
  • Daily worship and weekly Eucharist brings the entire community together under the proclamation of the Gospel.

Getting Started

Is the Lord calling you to seminary? We know that's a big question, and we're happy to help you in your discernment process. See below for current information on discerning, applying, and enrolling at the NALS.

Discerning a Call

The Rev. Dr. Amy C. Schifrin considers how one discerns a call to Word and Sacrament ministry.
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Applying to seminary shouldn't be hard, so we're here to make it easier.
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MDiv? MAR? Certificate? Diploma? Which one to choose?
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Questions? Contact Us!