Classes to start

Our 151st school year is about to begin. Dorms open on Thursday the 21st. Incoming juniors will have orientation Monday morning, August 25. That evening at 7pm, a worship service will formally open the year. This worship service will also include the installation of the seminary’s newest professor, Thomas Kock. On Tuesday classes begin with 90 students on campus and 32 vicars serving congregations throughout North America.

The opening worship with installation will be streamed live at

Friends of the Seminary Day to be held

Our Friends of the Seminary Day will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Sponsored by the WLS Auxiliary, this annual event highlights the way your gifts help WLS support the worldwide mission of WELS. You’ll hear about students and professors who serve in mission fields.
Senior Philip Hunter will talk about his year as a vicar in a mission setting at Faith, Sharpsburg, Ga. God used Phil’s time, energy, and conversations to bring lost sheep to the Shepherd—and that simple mission increased his patience, compassion, and desire to be a pastor.

World Mission Seminary Conference

The World Mission Seminary Conference was held July 28-Aug. 1. About 30 missionaries, national pastors, and church leaders, who meet every four years, discussed issues in seminary and Bible Institute education on world mission fields and in sister churches around the world.

Prof. Brug teaches in Sweden

In July, Professor John Brug made a trip to Sweden and Finland to participate in the 40th Anniversary Jubilee of the Lutheran Confessional Church (LBK). He had served as the WLS contact man with our sister churches in Scandinavia for 10 years beginning in the 1990s. The jubilee and the church convention which proceeded it were held at Hjälmargården, a beautiful camp overlooking a large lake in south-central Sweden.