Symposium report

Almost 400 people attended the seminary’s annual fall symposium from Sept 21-22. Pastors from across the U.S. and Canada heard three papers presented on The Pastor as Teacher. One of God’s requirements for pastors is that “the Lord’s servant must be able to teach.”
From teaching adults and children to instructing those with a deep Bible background and those new to the faith, pastors face many challenges in their varied teaching roles. Three papers helped pastors identify the challenges honestly and supported them in their continuing efforts to be able to teach.

Alumni meeting held

The ninth annual meeting of WLS Alumni was held on Monday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. In addition to the business of the meeting—reports and elections—Luther Preparatory School President Matthew Crass gave a presentation celebrating 150 years of ministerial education on the synod’s Watertown campus. Students Caleb Schmiege and Cale Mead shared their appreciation for the scholarships they receive through the Alumni Funds.

Friends of the Seminary Day

Our Friends of the Seminary Day will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015. Sponsored by the WLS Auxiliary, this annual event highlights the way your gifts help WLS support the worldwide mission of WELS.