The Mission

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Lutheran Brethren Seminary serves the church and the world by preparing servants of Christ for a life of ministry in God’s mission and for equipping His people to serve in His mission.

OUR INSTITUTIONAL CALLING

Jesus said. “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20).

Called by the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, the Seminary serves the church and world by living in and preparing others to live in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his call to participate in his mission of grace to bless all nations.

LBS prepares people to enter the diverse cultural contexts of the world through particular ministries as Christ’s servants shaped by His words and wounds, speaking his gospel in word and deed. The Seminary approaches its ministry in dependence on the Triune God who speaks truth through his inspired scriptures.

OUR INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES

Graduates of Lutheran Brethren Seminary will:

Embrace a Christ-centered understanding of Scripture
Demonstrate skills that correspond to the doing of ministry
Exhibit attitudes that characterize God’s servants
Model godly character in life and in ministry

Our prayer is that students will be shaped by the words and wounds of Christ to live as servants of Christ in God's church and world.

The Seminary fulfills its mission in partnership with and by the support of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. This Church’s mission is: “In response to God's person and grace, we worship Him with everything we are in Christ, serve one another in Christian love and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people.” This Church lives out its passions in the following core values:

The Bible is central in our congregations and in our households.
The Gospel is our treasure and our joy.
We revere God’s Law.
The Word and the Sacraments are God’s precious means of grace.
We cherish the love and fellowship of God’s people.
We long for people to trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, to come to know Him in a personal way.
We seek to be people of prayer.