An Interview with Heidi Youngquist, 2nd Year Residential Learning Student Can you describe your path to entering seminary? The journey to seminary has been like a long, windy road – a repeating cycle of resistance and acceptance! From the time I was in High School, God has been working hard to direct my path towards…
Exploring Faith Online Spring Courses Looking to take a course? Wanting to strengthen your understanding of Scripture? Theology? Ministry? Wartburg Theological Seminary offers Exploring Faith, online and intensive courses open to everyone. February 18 – April 13, 2019 Enrollment: An expected minimum of eight or more students is normally needed for a course to be held…
Taking a full class load and serving in this role with three churches is busy. Sometimes, it’s overwhelming. It helps that SWIM church members are flexible and understanding and forgiving of mistakes. They are more self sufficient than any other church I’ve ever experienced. They are willing to try new things, to experiment. They invite most new ideas. I am keenly aware of how wonderful this is.
“Guided by God’s Grace, and with a longing to grow our faith, we will be the church that helps people make a difference in our local communities, in the world, and in our congregation.”
How is God calling you? How is God calling you to use your gifts for the sake of the world? There are a whole variety of vocations to which God calls us in our lives. If we are called to a vocation of ministry there are multiple expressions of leadership. If God is calling you…Details
There is something oddly, deeply familiar about this time and place called seminary. Perhaps it’s because the private, Lutheran, higher education vibe resonates with my experience from Luther College.
Read “Coming Home” from Daniel Grainger’s blog, published with his permission.
“As a recipient of funding from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, I can speak to the large impact they have had on me and my family.” The generosity of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Manchester, Missouri benefitted Wartburg Student Sarah Schilcher.
WTS celebrates the beginning of our 164th year with a significant boost in our incoming student class. We are delighted to announce that our incoming class represents 77% growth in new degree seeking students over last year.
Mikayla Kopp is an intern at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This unique combination of working with a congregation as well as at a hospital has her thinking about Advent in new ways this year.
The season of Advent involves a focus on waiting and Mikayla is helping her congregation to live into the season through preaching, teaching, and service.
Wartburg Seminary’s core curriculum centers on the formation of leaders who demonstrate the Twelve Pastoral-Diaconal Practices for the life and mission of the church. The twelve practices have guided the faculty through ongoing curriculum innovations. “We undertake continual assessment of our curriculum in partnership with synods to monitor the emerging developments in the church and…Details