Daily prayer. Weekly Eucharist. Community meals.
There’s a lot to love about the North American Lutheran Seminary, but one of our favorite things is our community life. Between classes, chapel, and lunch in the Commons Hall, our students are constantly rubbing shoulders with each other, faculty, and staff and so learning and growing both inside and outside the classroom.
We’re often asked how our students can possibly prepare for ministry in our rapidly changing and fractured society.
Our answer? Through a biblical, theological, and confessional education that is supplemented by daily spiritual formation.
At the North American Lutheran Seminary, we strive to prepare our students for whatever future they’ll face by helping them to build a foundation—a way of thinking—that will allow them to make decisions with integrity and compassion in any situation they encounter. We do this through the daily rhythm of prayer and Scripture reading, our weekly gatherings around the Table, and the constant give-and-take of conversation around lunch and during class.
Trinity’s first classes were held in the fall of 1976 with a small faculty and 17 students meeting in rented classrooms at a local college. Two years later, the seminary purchased an empty Presbyterian Church in Ambridge, Pennsylvania as well as the abandoned supermarket across the street. These buildings were then converted into a campus. In 1990, Trinity purchased the land between the Church and the academic building and broke ground for a student commons building. Since then, Trinity has grown to over 300 students in residential and online programs and has expanded into nine buildings—including a state-of-the-art media center providing online and distance learning opportunities.
Housing at the NALS
Rental houses and apartments are available in a wide range of prices in Ambridge and the surrounding communities. If you’re planning on enrolling residentially at the NALS, we are more than willing to help you find a home and get settled. Reach out to us by email or by phone at 724-385-8000 to get started!