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Seminary

South Sudan seminary celebrates new class of students

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In South Sudan, where there are only 66 ordained pastors to serve nearly 200 congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Sudan/Sudan (ELCSS/S), a new class of 25 students has begun their seminary studies. Rev. Robert Rahn, founder of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, traveled to the town of Yambio, South Sudan to preach at … Read More

Hammer of God for Ethiopia

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Through the generous support of the women of the LWML – Gulf States, Lutherans in Ethiopia (and Ethiopian immigrants here in the United States) now have a new book to deepen and bolster their faith: The Hammer of God, a book of Christian fiction that follows three pastors who learn the necessity of relying on … Read More

Amid civil war violence, 13 graduate South Sudan seminary

Friday, January 1, 2016

Thirteen new pastors have joined the pastoral ranks of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Sudan/Sudan (ELCSS/S), bringing the total to 64 pastors to serve the young church body’s 140 congregations and 40,000 members. The seminarians graduated in November 2015 from the Concordia Lutheran Institute for the Holy Ministry (CLIHM) in Yambio, South Sudan, where … Read More

LCMS teachers use Amharic Book of Concord in Ethiopia’s seminaries

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 2015 – Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) leaders have asked for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s assistance in recovering their Lutheran identity by helping the EECMY to expand and improve their synod’s theological education and training. “Theological education is one of the LCMS’s core competencies,” said Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, director of church … Read More

CLIHM seminary classes resume in South Sudan

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 – Halfway around the world, on a warm and sunny January day, eleven men returned from vicarage to begin their fourth year of seminary studies at Concordia Lutheran Institute for the Holy Ministry (CLIHM) in Yambio, South Sudan. Carved out of the jungle, the seminary is a beacon of hope to the people of … Read More