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[May 26, 2018 | No Comment | ]

In two annual events Lutheran Church–Canada received five church workers and sent an additional six into the field for a year of vicarage in preparation for the pastoral ministry.

Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton held its Sacred Convocation, Thursday, May 24 at Bethel Lutheran Church in nearby Sherwood Park, Alta. During the service three men received their Master of Divinity degrees and accepted placements in parishes:

Scott Brayall Faith, Grand Prairie, Alta.
Kai Buck Peace, Trail/St. Peter, Castlegar, B.C.
Andrew McDonald, Lord of Life, Kamloops, B.C.

In addition, Lenora Wallden received certification as a deacon (Director …


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[March 12, 2018 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – At its annual conference The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, a think-tank headed by Lutheran Church–Canada pastor and Religious Studies professor Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson, will explore the theme “Indigenous People and the Christian Faith: A New Way Forward.”
Scheduled for May 4-5, 2018 at Concordia University of Edmonton the conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Cheryl Bear from the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in British Columbia. She is a faculty associate with Regent College in Vancouver with a passion for bringing the Gospel to indigenous …


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[March 2, 2018 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – Regents from both Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) seminaries, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS), St. Catharines and Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS), Edmonton, met for their annual joint meeting January 30, 2018 in Edmonton as outlined in their 2011 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
During the joint sessions each seminary shared details about enrolment trends and projections, budget, and financing, as well as highlights of the mission they share training pastors, deacons, and leaders of LCC. Topics of discussion included the impact of the restructuring on each seminary’s Bylaws and Policies, since revisions …


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[February 2, 2018 | No Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES, Ont – Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) will open is doors Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to anyone considering studies at CLTS or simply desiring more information about what the seminary education might be.
The LCC seminary invites university students or those already finished with college to come learn about its graduate degrees, attend chapel and classes, socialize with students and meet the professors, and visit the beautiful Niagara area. The goal is to provide a glimpse of what studying in CLTS is all …


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[February 2, 2018 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – On Monday, January 29 during Chapel, Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) president, Rev. Dr. James Gimbel announced where second-year seminarians will go to participate in the annual “Take Wing” program. Each year, to prepare its second year students for vicarage, the seminary—with financial support from the CLS Guild—sends students across Canada for a weekend to learn from a local pastor in a new context.
Adam Chandler: St. John, Warman, Sask. and St. Paul, Bergheim, Sask. (Rev. Randy Heide)
Mark Rekken: Epiphany, Thunder Bay, Ont. (Rev. Steve Bartelt)
Travis Heide: Grace, Ossoyos, B.C. and …


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[January 8, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Ann Arbor, MI – Lutheran students from Canada heading to university or college are eligible to apply for two student assistance programs at Concordia University, Ann Arbor according to Rev. Charles Schulz, Pre-seminary Director at the LCMS institution.
One is the Luther Promise. It awards US$16,000, $18,000 or $20,000 per year for four years for all Lutheran students interested in any area of study, with amounts depending on the student’s academic qualifications. More details are available at: https://applycuaa.cuw.edu/Ellucian.ERecruiting.Web.External/pages/landingpages/lutherpromise.aspx?id=5e8a883a-ce81-e611-8c79-0050568f7595
The other financial incentive is the Luther Scholar Guarantee, specifically for the most promising …


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