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Grand View University: A New Agreement With the NALS

By the Rev. Dr. Maurice Lee As everyone involved with the North American Lutheran Seminary knows, training for ministry in the church is a complex and demanding commitment. The dollars and years required are not only directly connected to the cost and time of education, but also involve relocating, often accompanied by family, to a […]

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To the Ends of the Earth

NALS Student Serves in New Zealand You might not think of becoming a short-term missionary in the middle of your seminary education. After all, doesn’t the average student spend most of her time swamped with essays and Greek parsings? How could living abroad—and missing an entire semester—even work out in the grand scheme of graduate […]

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Highlights from the Class of 2019

A few short weeks ago, we celebrated the graduation of six of our North American Lutheran Seminary students. These men and women completed the theological, biblical, and spiritual formation that was placed before them, and they did so with humility and quiet confidence. Two NALS students—among the entire group of seminarians at the NALS and […]

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Upcoming Classes

Online Offerings for Fall 2019 This coming fall semester, August 26 through December 10, the North American Lutheran Seminary is offering three classes online. These classes are open and available to all students, whether you’re pursuing ordination or just interested in boosting your knowledge of Lutheran theology and practice. ST540 and ST660 are offered asynchronously—you […]

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Helping the Church by Saving Students Money

Student loan debt is in the trillions of dollars. For the average student coming out of the average undergraduate institution, they will accrue roughly $40,000 of debt by the time they receive their diploma in the mail. And for graduate students, the cost can be higher: debts after graduation, according to Forbes, range from $60,000 […]

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Introducing the Interim Director of Partnerships and Recruitment

Ever since beginning her presidency at the North American Lutheran Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin has not only worked full-time in an administrative capacity but has also taught full-time as a professor of homiletics and liturgy. Pending her transition to full-time faculty in the next academic year, Schifrin and the NALS Board of Regents […]

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NALC Candidacy and the NALS

70 percent of our student body at the North American Lutheran Seminary is either discerning a call to ordained ministry in the North American Lutheran Church or already in the process of candidacy. Pastor Patti Morlock, chairperson of the NALC Candidacy Committee, answered questions about how the candidacy process works for our students and what […]

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Schifrin to Finish Presidency at End of Academic Year

At this past summer’s annual Convocation of the North American Lutheran Church, the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin announced her resignation from the post of seminary president and her transition to full-time faculty at the North American Lutheran Seminary. She will finish out the academic year of 2018 to 2019 as president while the search for […]

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