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Diploma in Lutheran Studies

The Diploma in Lutheran Studies is designed to provide preparation for Word and Sacrament Ministry for seminarians who have attended non-Lutheran seminaries and who are now preparing for ordination in the NALC. The DLS can be completed in one year through a combination of online and residential components. The DLS program is 30 credits. Learn more below about the DLS coursework, as well as the most up-to-date information on these courses being offered by the North American Lutheran Seminary.

Diploma in Lutheran Studies

Systematic Theology (12 credits):

  • ST540 Creeds & Catechisms: An Introduction to Theological Thinking
  • ST550 Lutheran Confessions
  • ST660 Introduction to Theology I
  • ST670 Introduction to Theology II

Ethics (3 credits):

ST755 Christian Ethics in the Lutheran Tradition

Church History (6 credits):

  • CH670 Modern Church
  • CH680 The Theology and Writings of Martin Luther

Liturgy & Homiletics (6 credits):

  • PT670 Introduction to Lutheran Liturgy
  • PT550 Homiletics

Discipleship (3 credits):

PT700 Spiritual Formation: Catechesis & Discipleship (Offered through Trinity School for Ministry)

Course Offerings for 2020-2021