Beginning in October, 1991, the Lutheran Brethren Seminary has sponsored an annual lectureship in preaching named in honor of a former LBS president and faculty member who was esteemed for his gifts as a Bible teacher and preacher. Each year this lectureship brings to our campus one of America’s ablest preachers.
Three days each January are set aside for a J(anuary)-term that offers students unique learning opportunities beyond the normal classroom. J-term serves a number of important purposes. First, it allows current seminary students to receive additional instruction on a short-term basis, particularly in the area of practical theology. In addition, J-term courses also offer parish pastors an excellent opportunity to enhance their preparation for doing the Lord’s work. Thirdly, the presence of active pastors on campus and in the classroom provides the seminary student with a valuable opportunity to interact with those actively engaged in ministry and to begin relationships with future colleagues.
Students and faculty assemble for chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays to glorify God through singing, prayer and the proclamation of God’s Word. The intent of these spiritual gatherings is to bring the seminary community away from the demands and pressures of everyday life for worship and to receive spiritual care and nurture as a community in Christ. Weekly chapel is a vital part of our spiritual formation as individuals and as a Christian community, and an essential complement to our academic pursuits.
The Seminary begins each new academic year with an Opening Service held at the Seminary which provides opportunity for worship and introduction of faculty and students. This year’s Opening Service will take place on August 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminary.
Lutheran Brethren Seminary commencement is held once each year, usually the second Saturday in May at Bethel Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, MN. See the calendar for more details.