Next InterTerm — June 12-16, 2023

It’s been said that, “Tradition is the living faith of the dead.  Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.”  All NALS seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders are invited to join us as we think about the core value of being “traditionally grounded.” How does this value shape ministry? What is the difference between traditionalism and Tradition?  This course will be taught by Dr. David Luy (Ph.D. Marquette) and Dr. Alex Pierce (Ph.D. Notre Dame).  

InterTerm Intensive Classes

Unique opportunities to advance your learning and leadership

Every January and June, students can take advantage of one or two-week-long intensive courses offered by the North American Lutheran Seminary and Trinity School for Ministry.

During these weeks, online students have the opportunity to join residential students in completing required coursework. Pastors and lay people often use the classes offered during these weeks for continued personal and professional development, worshiping, and learning alongside both their peers and future leaders of the church.

Note: For all candidates seeking ordination in the NALC, you are required to take two, one- week June residential intensive sessions as outlined in the Standards of Theological Education.

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Visitors also have many opportunities to hear from knowledgeable scholars through a variety of free workshops and symposia offerings. Interterm courses are ideal for several categories of people:

  • Seminarians and NALC candidates for whom the following classes are graduation requirements. (Interested non-NALS students should contact us  for more information on how to register for a course.)
  • Lutheran pastors who are interested in continuing professional and pastoral education. (You may wish to audit the class at the reduced rate of $300 per class.)
  • Lutheran lay leaders who may find these courses beneficial for your own continued growth in knowledge and faith as well as strengthening for your leadership. (You may also wish to audit.)
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