Sunday, December 15, 2013

North American Lutheran Church to Partner with Trinity School for Ministry
Orthodox expressions of the faith reflect growing realignment of American Christianity

By David W. Virtue
December 15, 2013

At a time when seminaries are contracting with fewer young seminarians stepping forward and with the cost of a seminary education rising, there is some good news to report.

The North American Lutheran Church (NALC) has chosen to partner with Trinity School for Ministry (TSM) in Ambridge, PA, to create a "Seminary Center" for the training of future of NALC pastors. In a nearly unanimous vote, the Convocation of the NALC took action to establish a new North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS).

While this seminary will not grant degrees, Lutheran students will earn a degree from Trinity School for Ministry, taking the core courses required in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) curriculum. For some courses, they will take Lutheran alternatives taught by NALC professors to ensure a solid foundation in confessional Lutheranism.

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